A4A 24th APRIL NEWSLETTER: A FRESH UPDATE FOR OUR EXTENDED AUROVILLE FAMILY

Our rich April newsletter brings you: the quarterly A4A flier and LFAU letter; the announcement of three new land purchases; 48 years of helping build « the inner and outer » Auroville by B (William Sullivan); the life path of growth and seeking by new Aurovilian Ellie from Iran; land solidarity via the new Garden of the Unexpected postcard and sticker set; two sharings on Sri Aurobindo’s thought in this 150th anniversary year (from Sri Aurobindo’s Action Journal, and from Matthew Andrews, President of AVI-USA); and seven inspiring quotes for the Path. Version française en pdf … பிடிஎஃப்பில் தமிழ்ப் பதிப்பு

A4A FLIER – 24th APRIL 2022

Auroville is the progressive creation of a place “where all human beings of goodwill who have a sincere aspiration could live freely as citizens of the world”. The Mother observed that “the earth is certainly not ready to realize such an ideal.“ Yet, she said, “this dream is on the way of becoming a reality.” For what we do have is aspiration – individual and collective – with its power to overcome all opposition and difficulties. Version française en pdf … பிடிஎஃப்பில் தமிழ்ப் பதிப்பு

LFAU LETTER – 24th APRIL 2022

Today, 102 years ago, a vastly significant event took place from the perspective of the creation of a new world, and a new India – the Mother’s permanent return to Pondicherry. A line from Savitri sums it up: “The united two begun a greater age.” The reference, of course, is to the collaboration between the Mother and Sri Aurobindo that followed her final arrival and went on for the next 30 years. Version française en pdf … பிடிஎஃப்பில் தமிழ்ப் பதிப்பு

THREE NEW PLOTS OF MASTER PLAN LAND – ALL THANKS TO YOUR SOLIDARITY !

The year 2022 began with the good news of the purchase of 3 new plots of Master Plan land located in Auroville’s Greenbelt! Two of the new plots are located in the Pitchandikulam community nature reserve and one new plot is near Fertile – all three were purchased thanks to land donations. Warm appreciation for these happy events goes to the Land Board, the LFAU team, the many donors, and the land owners who chose to sell their land to Auroville to support the flowering of the City of Dawn!

A GRATEFUL BEING – BY B (WILLIAM SULLIVAN)

After discovering Sri Aurobindo, B settled in Auroville in 1974. A non-stop builder of the “inner and outer Auroville” for over 48 years, he’s collaborated on the creation of the Matrimandir structure and Nursery, Verité, the CSR, the International Zone, and Zero Waste Auroville. With humor, B takes us on a review of Auroville’s highs and lows. “To live in Auroville, I knew I had to change inside … to build Auroville as a state of consciousness in myself.”

THE SEEKER IS THE FINDER – BY ELLIE, A NEW AUROVILIAN FROM IRAN

Ellie came to Auroville as a volunteer and became an Aurovilian in October 2021. The Iranian saying “The seeker is the finder” sums up her aspiration and life experience. A Chartered Accountant, she brings her skills to two Auroville units. What she greatly appreciates is Auroville’s diversity of opportunities for inner and outer growth, that she feels she could find nowhere else. She says, “Auroville has become a dear and beautiful home to my heart.”

SOLIDARITY FOR A4A’S LAND FUNDRAISING – GARDEN OF THE UNEXPECTED POSTCARDS & STICKERS

The Garden of the Unexpected was created for children as “a place of wonder and unexpected learnings” and after three years it is now almost completed. To celebrate this achievement, a set of artwork postcards and stickers depicting the GOU’s flora and fauna is available for sale at the Visitors Center and at www.auroville.com with the proceeds going to A4A. We thank Mona and Studio Naqshbandi for this beautiful support for Auroville’s missing Master Plan land!

THE 150th ANNIVERSARY YEAR – HUMAN UNITY INSPIRATION & RESOURCES

Auroville was founded as a forerunner for and experiment in creating human unity, with Sri Aurobindo’s teachings at its core. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo’s birth, many worldwide friends are highlighting his great contributions to humanity with books and talks that provide clarity and inspiration for our present times, and for the way ahead. Here we provide a few of these sharings as resources, along with contact information.

INSPIRING QUOTES – 24 APRIL 2022

Sri Aurobindo and The Mother shared so many helpful perspectives on human life, our personal roles, and the attitudes needed for being and acting in the world. Here are seven quotations from their talks and writings that can be a useful compass as we move ahead in turbulent times. We again thank MirraBliss and integral.sadhana@gmail.com for these sharings.

A4A NEWSLETTER 21ST FEBRUARY 2022 – THE BIRTHDAY MONTH

Our « February Birthday Month » newsletter brings you a rich array of interesting articles: our quarterly A4A flier and LFAU letter, a piece on the history and milestones in land purchase, an interview with pioneering Greenbelter, Charlie, who founded and developed Aurogreen, the inspiring path to the City of Dawn of new Aurovilian Helen, land solidarity via two new publications by longtime Aurovilians Anandi, and Joseph, and inspiring quotes for the Path. We thank you for your interest and continued collaboration.

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