THE MOTHER OF PONDICHERRY
(15/08/1872 to 05/12/1950)
In South India Pondicherry Town
Became, for all, a center of attraction,
To hear Guru Sri Aurobindo’s lectures,
And for the Holy Mother’s blessings.
On 15th August 1872, he was born,
In Calcutta City, as a doctor’s son,
And in England had his education,
But had in his life a different vision.
He chose first Indian Civil Services,
But he rejected it for political reasons,
As working under the British Masters
Would make him one of their slaves.
To liberate the country from their rule,
He joined youth congress as a radical.
When the British Rulers tried to arrest him,
Pondicherry, the French Town, sheltered him.
From the year 1910, he lived in that place,
Giving Mother the spiritual guidance,
And in 1926, his over-mental force
Took him to Yogic culture by choice.
From 1926 to 1950, he retired in silence,
When his Super-mind was on the increase,
Year by year, by his own constant efforts
Thus he realized, in full, his yogic force.
He gave Mother his yogic powers,
To prepare the Earth Consciousness,
And receive the supra-mental force
Power and light to promote his works.
He explained, in short, his yoga,
“A yogi attains in his turn Moksha
Renouncing this material world,
Its misery still remains earthbound.”
“He must bring the high Heavens
Down to the Earth’s surface
For the benefit of human lives
Besides all other earthly creatures.”
“The yoga practiced must be integral
For the reason, it cannot be partial,
To purify life and body as well,
For the Divine intention is to save all.”
“Besides the cycle of birth and death,
The falsehood and ego on this earth
Must go to bring down the spiritual force,
And live free from death, disease, sufferings.”