Auroville’s farmers are engaged in applied research, networking and policy making: Annapurna farm, South India’s first organic dairy farm, helped to set the national standards, and Dr. Lucas Dengel, secretary of the Biodynamic Association of India, has built up EcoPro with its vast educational outreach in the use of EM (micro-organisms) for farming and sanitation. The Sustainable Livelihood Institute (SLI) is one such initiative to reach out since many years to Tamil Nadu through a multitude of channels, collaborating with the Tamil Nadu State Government
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
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
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!
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.”
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.
Sri Aurobindo predicted that India would play a key role for humanity’s spiritual future – and that a spiritual future
would be the only way forward. In this special “birthday month” of February, as we gather together in aspiration,
the ancient invocations continue to inspire us in our progress towards a more luminous future. Version française en pdf … பிடிஎஃப்பில் தமிழ்ப் பதிப்பு
Auroville is meant to develop into and emerge as a broad, unique, futuristic, universal township drawing light and inspiration from Sri Aurobindo’s evolutionary vision. It is a double-edged undertaking – with work to be done in the world, in matter – and with work to be done in consciousness, one’s own and the collectivity’s. In this year celebrating Sri Aurobindo’s 150th birth anniversary, we look at Auroville’s relevance to the realisation of the future he envisioned. Version française en pdf … பிடிஎஃப்பில் தமிழ்ப் பதிப்பு
We are happy to present a historical perspective and the milestones of Auroville’s land consolidation and fundraising over the decades, as compiled by long-time fundraiser, Aryadeep. In it, he pays tribute to the many people – Aurovilians, government officials, eminent leaders – who have contributed their energy and devotion to the cause of Auroville’s land. Donor generosity has always played a major role. With 10% of the City and over 50% of the Green Belt still missing, the task isn’t over!