Frequently asked questions about Sri Aurobindo

As we approach Sri Aurobindo’s birthday in just a few weeks’ time, we thought we’d cover some frequently asked questions about the famed philosopher.

As you may or may not be aware, Sri Aurobindo was born on the 15th August 1872. Not only was he was a philosopher, but he was a guru, poet and nationalist too. 

His teachings have a universal appeal as they offer a unique insight into human nature and the human potential for evolution and world unity. Let’s cover some key insight into the life of the man behind the teachings.

What is the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo?

The philosophy of Sri Aurobindo is Integral Yoga Evolution, Integral psychology, Intermediate zone Supermind, Religious career, Disciples, and Influencer.

Was Sri Aurobindo married?

Yes, Sri Aurobindo was married to Mrinalini Devi on the 6 March 1887. She died on 17 December 1918 in Kolkata.

What is Sri Aurobindo’s real name?

Sri Aurobindo’s original name was Aurobindo Ghose. 

Who is Sri Aurobindo and the mother?

The Mother is Mirra Alfassa. She is known to her followers as The Mother and was a spiritual guru, and collaborator of Sri Aurobindo. Interestingly, Sri Aurobindo considered her to be of equal yogic stature to him.

In addition to the FAQ’s, here are some other lesser-known facts too…

  • Place of Birth: Kolkata, India
  • Died: 5 December 1950
  • Father’s Name: Dr K.D Ghose
  • Mother’s Name: Swarnalata Devi
  • Spouse: Mrinalini Devi
  • Alma mater: University of Cambridge