LANDS FOR AUROVILLE UNIFIED (LFAU) Letter – 21st February 2018

Lands for Auroville Unified

Auroville Centre for Urban Research, Administrative Area, Auroville – 605 101, Tamil Nadu, India


21 February 2018 – The Mother’s 140th Birthday in Auroville’s 50th year

Sri Aurobindo: “There is one divine Force which acts in the universe and in the individual and is also beyond the individual and the universe. The Mother stands for all three, but she is working here in the body to bring down something not yet expressed in this material world so as to transform life here—it is so that you should regard her as the Divine Shakti working here for that purpose. She is that in the body, but in her whole consciousness she is also identified with all the other aspects of the Divine Force. (CWSA, Vol. 32, p. 70)

What this “something not yet expressed in this material world” could be but the supramental force?   Her mission to bring down the supramental was accomplished in the leap year 29th February 1956. Referring to that event, she wrote:

“Lord, Thou hast willed, and I execute:

A new light breaks upon the earth,

A new world is born.

The things that were promised are fulfilled.” (CWTM, Vol. 15, p.95)


A question may be asked – “where is the new world, the new light”?  The following words of Sri Aurobindo written by way of answer to a disciple’s quest for inner progress are interesting and relevant here.

Sri Aurobindo: “You will say it is a mere candle that is lit—nothing at all? But in these matters, when the darkness of human mind and life and body has to be dissipated, a candle is always a beginning—a lamp can follow and afterwards a sun—but the beginning must be allowed to have a sequel… (CWSA, Vol.29, p.115)

We can apply above words of Sri Auroville to Auroville as well. 50 years ago, Auroville too was “a mere candle” but, thanks to dedicated pioneering efforts of numerous individuals, today she has become a “lamp”. If we remain true to the spirit of Auroville, there is every possibility that in next 50 years Auroville will become “a sun” that helps tremendously to dissipate the “darkness of human mind and life and body”.

Acres for Auroville (A4A) seeks to provide the material base for Auroville’s unified and harmonious emergence so that she can become “a sun”. That is a reason strong enough for continuing the campaign into the second half-century of Auroville’s march into the future!

In solidarity for the City of Dawn and with the firm belief in her bright future,

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