One lives in Auroville in order to be free of moral and social
conventions; but this liberty must not be a new slavery to
the ego, its desires and its ambitions. The fulfilment of
desires bars the route to the inner discovery which can only
be attained in peace and the transparency of a perfect disinterestedness.
The Aurovilian must lose the proprietary sense of possession.
For our passage in the material world, that which is indispensable
to our life and to our action is put at our disposal according
to the place we should occupy there. The more conscious our
contact is with our inner being, the more exact are the means
Work, even manual work, is an indispensable thing for the
inner discovery. If one does not work, if one does not inject
his consciousness into matter, the latter will never develop.
To let one’s consciousness organise a bit of matter by way
of one’s body is very good. To establish order around oneself,
helps to bring order within oneself. One should organise life
not according to outer, artificial rules, but according to
an organised, inner consciousness, because if one allows life
to drift without imposing the control of a higher consciousness,
life becomes inexpressive and irresolute. It is to waste one’s
time in the sense that matter persists without a conscious
The whole earth must prepare itself for the advent of the
new species, and Auroville wants to consciously work towards
hastening that advent.
Little by little it will be revealed to us what this new species
should be, and meanwhile the best measure to take is to consecrate
oneself entirely to the Divine.