Auroville presented in Berlin
by the Indian Embassy and AVI Germany
Importance of Sri Aurobindo in India
One of the main speakers, Dr. Hans-Georg Wieck, former Ambassador of Germany in India and currently President of the German-Indian Society, was referring to the historic and also quite actual importance of Sri Aurobindo in India. Mr. Amit Dasgupta, Deputy Chief of Mission, was responding with his more personal experience of Sri Aurobindo`s Yoga. The words of Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey, Chief of the Tagore Institute, the cultural department of the Indian Embassy in Berlin, revealed him to be a special connaisseur and friend of the work of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
German orientation towards integrality
Speaking for Auroville International Germany and the Sri Aurobindo Center, Isa Wagner emphasized the special relation of the SACB with Auroville and the Integral Yoga. She warmly appreciated Dr. Ananda Reddy´s inspiring engagement, his bridge building capacities and his special role in the foundation of the SACB. One of the concrete outcomes of this special relation will be the building of a German pavilion in the International Zone of Auroville, hopefully in the near future.
Wolfgang Schmidt-Reinecke stressed the remarkable resonance that Auroville and the Integral Yoga find in Germany and with 'the Germans'. One reason may be, according to him, that one can trace a clear orientation towards integrality in Germany's history of culture and spirit.
The Auroville exhibition will go from Berlin to Bilbao
in Spain. It may come back to Germany in May 2004, to the beautiful surroundings
of the 'Villa Rot' in South Germany at the time of to the the annual meeting
of AVI Germany. From there it may travel to Brazil for an Auroville/AVI
week in summer of 2004.
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