The German Pavilion
A personal view
The 'Soul of Germany' is being discussed since
many years within circles in Auroville and Germany.
This is a necessary preparation for a true representation
of cultural life of Germany as envisaged in the International Zone
of Auroville, and will continue as steps are taken to realise a
'German Pavilion' there.
Amongst all the philosophical and intellectual
achievements highlighted against the background of well known darker
sides of the German national temperament, stands out her culture
As Sri Aurobindo says about Germany (SABCL 17
"Her music indeed was very great
and revolutionised the artistic mind of Europe… - because it brought
in a profound intuitive feeling and vision to uplift through the
conquered difficulties of a complex harmony a large and powerful
Shouldn't a 'German Pavilion' concentrate on
this highly developed part of the 'German Soul'?
Why not construct, as part of the European Plaza
of the International Zone, a Chamber Music Hall (150 - 200 seats),
providing an acoustically perfect, technically advanced and beautiful
environment for performance, listening and recording, as a contribution
to Auroville and to India to share with everybody who is interested
Auxiliary areas can provide enough room for
showing other aspects of German culture.