Sri Aurobindo: The Mystic, Philosopher, and Revolutionary

Sri Aurobindo, born on August 15, 1872, in Calcutta, British India, was a multifaceted personality who contributed as a philosopher, poet, yogi, and freedom fighter. His involvement in the Indian independence movement and his pioneering work in Integral Yoga highlight his impact. After being active in nationalist activities, he shifted focus to spiritual development in Pondicherry, where he created Integral Yoga, a holistic spiritual practice aiming to unify the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of life. Sri Aurobindo’s writings, like “Savitri” and “The Life Divine,” showcase his literary genius and philosophical insights, influencing both Eastern and Western thought. His legacy continues through projects like Auroville, which embodies his vision of human unity.