I m p r e s s i o n
Ian, a youthful visitor from U.K., regularly coming to Auroville and staying and helping out for some time, gives here his impression of what Auroville is about.
A windpump with a view
The idea that every single person in the world is unique and has something to offer is one of the keystones to the energy of Auroville.
Sitting high up in the sky, overlooking the endless sea of trees that shade Auroville from the south Indian sunshine.
Feeling the breeze that comes in fresh and cool
from the nearby
It feels so peaceful to see the textures of the green canopy gently dance in the breath of the wind while the blue sky remains still and quiet.
Here and there the spinning blades of a windpump
can be seen.
And reflecting the sun, shining in gold, is the
crown of the
Below on the maze of red earth roads and tracks, thousands of people go about their business: making, doing, designing, building, ploughing, singing, dancing, stretching, carving... So many things they do.
Coming from all around the world, they become part of the melting pot, living ingredients in an experimental recipe to realise unity; the harmony where the mind, body and spirit of each person, whatever their age or background, can find its place in the whole.
In all the fields of expression, from pottery to
politics, horses to
The idea that every single person in the world is
unique and has
This is an important aspect of Auroville, because
its aim is not
No easy thing, but it has been said that to help the world move out of its blindness, there need to be more and more groups and communities in the world that are striving and becoming closer to realising unity and bringing that broadened, deeper understanding into every detail of human life.
So the everyday pulse of activity here is like any town in the world, the full spectrum from shallow to deep, course to fine, but with its heart of purpose and tangible progress it is so much more, and this makes all the difference.
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