Our visit to Pondicherry has made us even more curious about life in India with our first experiences of spiritual enlightenment and divinity as explained through the work of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
Sri Aurobindo was educated in England and upon returning to India was imprisoned for acts against the British rule, those dastardly Brits at it again! It was in prison that he experienced a change in his thinking and began his life work in understanding enlightenment and divinity with a higher level of consciousness. He was joined by a young French lady who conintued working alongside him to bring about changes in this understanding for themselves and others (not when he was in prison!). The Mother as she is affectionately known established Auroville community in 1970. More about this town and its inhabitants in another post.