Auroville


 

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photo: Lucille Galleli

 

Auroville is an experimental town whose aim is to realize human unity. It was founded in 1968 on the territory of Tamil Nadu state in India. Auroville is endorsed by the Government of India as well as by UNESCO.

Human unity is not achieved by external mechanical association, it could be achieved only by embodying a higher consciousness where unity is a natural phenomenon, a consciousness which is the same behind all cultural and historical varieties.

 

A House in Auroville and its Garden (Detail)

A House in Auroville and its Garden (Detail)

Auroville has a Charter with four leading principles or intentions which constitute the life and spirit of the town. Its experimental nature is expressed in the aspiration to integrate spiritual ideals in the common, everyday life, the integration of the inner life with outer life. But spiritual does not mean religious. Auroville is a place beyond religion and politics, it is led by other principles and aspirations.

 

Auroville Charter

 

1. Auroville belongs to nobody in particular.

Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole.

But to live in Auroville, one must be a willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness.

 

2. Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages.

 

3. Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future realisations.

 

4. Auroville will be a site of material and spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual Human Unity.

 

From the very origin, Auroville is planned for 50 000 citizens. Nowadays in Auroville live about 2300 people from 49 countries. One of the chief obstacles for the growth of the city is the insufficient amount of funds, especially for housing. It can be said that Auroville helps the world in ways invisible. It would be good if the world also somehow supports the city in its turn. Heart and Sun Foundation wants and intends to be part of this support.

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Auroville official website

Auroville in Wikipedia