named by Sri Aurobindo) was one of the early disciples of
Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Born Philippe Barbier Saint-Hilaire
in Paris in 1894, he graduated from the Ècole Polytechnique
a degree in Engineering. After serving in the army in the
first World War and working briefly as a junior engineer
he set on a spiritual quest that led him to Japan, China,
Mongolia, and finally India.
in Pondicherry in 1925 he met Sri Aurobindo
and The Mother, and remained with them for the rest of
his life. In 1951 the Mother appointed him director of
Sri Aurobindo International University Centre. He served
position for eighteen years, until his passing in 1969
at the age of seventy- five.
Mother on Pavitra - Da