The "Adventure" speech
on Auroville's 45th birthday
Gathering in the amphitheatre at dawn of 28 February 2013, for celebrating the 45th anniversary from the foundation of Auroville.
In front of the giant bonfire (dawnfire) and of beautiful flower decorations,in a meditative atmosphere, the audience listens to a passage from the Founder of Auroville, about the principles that are at the basis of this "great adventure".
Mother's talk of July 10, 1957:
"...I announced to you all that this new world was born.
There are people who love adventure. It is these I call, and
I tell them this: "I invite you to the great adventure."
It is not a question of repeating spiritually what others have
done before us, for our adventure begins beyond that. It is a
question of a new creation, entirely new, with all the unforeseen
events, the risks, the hazards it entails—a real adventure, whose
goal is certain victory, but the road to which is unknown and
must be traced out step by step in the unexplored. Something
that has never been in this present universe and that will never
be again in the same way. If that interests you... well, let us
embark. What will happen to you tomorrow—I have no idea.
One must put aside all that has been foreseen, all that has
been devised, all that has been constructed, and then... set off
walking into the unknown. And—come what may!"