True knowledge is not attained by thinking. It is what you are; It is what you become. 
- Sri Aurobindo

An aimless life is always a miserable life. Every one of you should have an aim, But do not forget that on the quality of your aim will depend on the quality of your life. Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others. 
- The Mother

Sri Aurobindo is known to the entire world as a great scholar, a national leader and a spiritual guru. He attained his basic as well as higher education from the United Kingdom. His literary excellence had been exemplary and brought him innumerable acclaims. He returned to India as a civil servant to the ‘Maharaja of State of Baroda’. Sri Aurobindo’s participation in the Indian national movement was short but impactful. His writings promoted the idea of complete independence for India thereby landing him in jail for political unrest. He came to limelight with his active participation in the freedom struggle against the British in India but he gradually evolved to become a spiritual and yogic guru. Some powerful visions backed by spiritualism encouraged him to move to Pondicherry where he worked on human evolution through spiritual activities such as ‘Integral Yoga’. Having chosen the mystical path for the rest of his life, he collaborated with people with similar pursuits.