We are happy to present the new November 2022 issue of our quarterly land fundraisers’ newsletter. Our dedicated goal is to create awareness of the need to consolidate and complete Auroville’s physical base and thereby raise the needed funds for this essential action. Our newsletters – what we call “Goodwill Activation Points” – keep us all in touch and serve as reminders of our common goal on the journey of building Auroville. Your support and solidarity are greatly appreciated! Version française en pdf and பிடிஎஃப்பில் தமிழ்ப் பதிப்பு
Auroville was created to be a first pathway towards a spiritual future. Inspired by Sri Aurobindo’s evolutionary vision of a “progressing universal harmony”. The Mother stated “Auroville is the place where this new way of living is being worked out”. And because the way forward is “a completely new road”. The Mother called it the “Great Adventure” – inviting us to help build this pioneering path and progressively advance together, step by precious and often difficult step! Version française en pdf … பிடிஎஃப்பில் தமிழ்ப் பதிப்பு
These are turbulent times in the world, as well as in Auroville. And in these heightened times, we keep faith, helped by remembering the long-term view, and also by what is the secret of Auroville: the deeper soul connection that has brought most Aurovilians to Auroville and which connects friends and donors to Auroville. We are together – united at a deeper level – and sharing a common hope, a common vision and a common adventure. Version française en pdf … பிடிஎஃப்பில் தமிழ்ப் பதிப்பு
Arriving in 1972, Auroville pioneer Paul Vincent has spent the past 50 years in dedicated service to The Mother’s vision. Starting in childhood, he was led through unexpected events to a deep spiritual search and his Auroville destiny. He started his life in Auroville as a carpenter. Paul has set up four Auroville communities, worked on forest creation, architecture with Roger Anger, security and tsunami relief, the Master Plan, land protection, and more. We are pleased to share Paul’s rich story and his life of contributions.
Tia Pleiman is an American art therapist and educator who “fell in love” with Auroville in 2006, where she discovered The Mother and Sri Aurobindo whose works expanded and transformed her life and work. She has contributed over the years to several Auroville and AV outreach schools, and is now an official “Newcomer”. For Tia, Auroville provides the “creative, spiritual, multi-cultural, educational and environmental qualities” of the life she has always desired.
Very significantly, India attained its independence on the 15th of August 1947, Sri Aurobindo’s 75th birth anniversary. On that historic occasion, All India Radio requested Sri Aurobindo to give a message to a free India, broadcast on the transitional night of August 14th. In this message Sri Aurobindo spoke of his “Five Dreams” – for India, humanity, and the world. To finish this landmark 150th year, we share Sri Aurobindo’s historic message.
Upon Sri Aurobindo’s passing, The Mother inscribed these words on his Samadhi : “May we never forget even for a moment, all we owe to Thee”. Then, in 1972, The Mother issued this call “Let us all strive to be worthy of Sri Aurobindo’s Centenary”. And now for the 150th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo’s birth, it is we who express our wish, our gratitude, and our aspiration to serve his high dreams, and to help build the City of Dawn. Version française en pdf … பிடிஎஃப்பில் தமிழ்ப் பதிப்பு
At the present moment, we, humanity as a whole, are most fortunate because we have access to the light of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. For most people, the future is a big mystery about which they speculate. However, in Sri Aurobindo’s message and teaching, there is no speculation. It is a revelation from deeper realities of world existence – a sunlight shining over the future where things become visible in their truth of things. The challenge now is to live and embody this revelation. Version française en pdf … பிடிஎஃப்பில் தமிழ்ப் பதிப்பு
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
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