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
On August 15th 2014, the Acres for Auroville land campaign was launched as a collaboration between Lands for Auroville Unified and the worldwide centers of Auroville International. In its eight years, A4A has created awareness of the imperative need to raise funds for land purchase to consolidate Auroville’s designated Master Plan area. On the occasion of starting A4A’s Year 9, we are happy to share our work and results to date.
Auroville’s pioneers came from around the world to build the City of Dawn. Several have been filmed, sharing the life-changing inspiration they received from The Mother. Here, we share the recollections of André Hababou of his landmark 1968 meeting with The Mother, which provided the inspiration and energy for his over 50 years of contributions for Auroville. With photos of André at work over the decades.
Jagan is 22 and was “born and bred” in Auroville. His family has been connected with the City of Dawn for 3 generations now, and his parents became Aurovilians in 1980. In this article, Jagan describes the rich elements of his growing-up – from education to sports to spiritual influences – and his contributions to the community via the “Let’s Talk Trash” ecology action, with NESS School students, and his work at Unity Pavilion for “Art for Land”.
The 7th year of ART FOR LAND, the beautiful support action for Auroville’s land, will be held from August 7th to September 4th at the Unity Pavilion. Now a recognized artistic showcase, the exhibit presents works in all media that have been generously donated by participating artists, with proceeds going to A4A for land purchase. Many inspiring cultural events support the fundraising action. Online viewing and purchase of the works, plus complete event information, are available at www.artforland.in
In this special 150th year, many creative efforts have been made to highlight Sri Aurobindo’s contributions. Here are several very beautiful offerings made by Aurovilians, Ashramites in Puducherry and Delhi and friends abroad to add to the richness of this special year: the eight films by Know Your Rhythm, the Sri Aurobindo’s Gayatri Mantra concert by the Auroville Choir, the online offerings by Auroville Live via AVI-USA, creations by musician-devotee Americo Piaggesi, and the online and live events at La Grace Center.
For our August 15th 2022 newsletter, we are pleased to present a selection of eight of Sri Aurobindo’s best-known spiritual sonnets. The sonnets treat a variety of spiritual subjects and experiences with a great depth and precision of description and a parallel beauty of language. Together these elements make reading each sonnet a memorable and life-accompanying experience. The Mother’s 1935 sketch of Sri Aurobindo completes the selection.
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