Sri Aurobindo, yogi, philosopher and poet, was born on August 15, 1872. In Puducherry he founded a community of spiritual seekers, which took shape as the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1926. There he devoted himself for the rest of his life to the development of his “integral” yoga. In that year he entrusted the work of guiding the seekers to his spiritual collaborator, Mirra Alfassa, who was called “the Mother” in the ashram. The ashram eventually attracted seekers from many countries throughout the world. Mr. Ramesh Bijlani is a member of Sri Aurobindo Ashram - Delhi Branch Trust, engaging in giving inspirational talks and writing on spiritual subjects.