You once asked me what were my impressions when I first met Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Well, it is difficult to describe them.
But I remember this much, that I felt I was in the presence of Shiva when I saw Sri Aurobindo. When I saw the Mother, I felt an extraordinary closeness to her and saw in her an embodiment of Beauty.
Now, after all these years of stay with them, the total impact on me is this:
Sri Aurobindo is a living example of complete surrender.
The Mother is a living example of perfect service to the Lord.
Ref: Champaklal Speaks