The Mother wrote many letters and sent daily notes to Huta. These notes were always accompanied by white roses, which became the title for the book.
This enlarged edition differs from the previous version in that it contains many more of the Mother’s letters as well as both facsimiles of the handwritten notes and their transcriptions, and is published in two volumes.
Part I covers the years from 1955 to 1962 and is introduced by these words from the Mother: "O ye souls yearning for calm and quietness, let these ‘White Roses’ drop upon your heart their petals of peaceful fragrance."
About the Author:
Born in Paris in 1878, the Mother studied painting at an art studio and became an accomplished artist. Primarily interested in inner development, she was associated with several groups of spiritual seekers in France.
In 1914 she journeyed to India to meet the Indian mystic Sri Aurobindo in Puducherry and settled there permanently in 1920. For nearly fifty years, she was the head of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, from its founding in 1926 until her passing in 1973. She also established a school, the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, in 1952, and an international township, Auroville, in 1968.