Auroville. It sounds like a city from a Disney film, but in reality, it is an actual place in South India. In this fairy tale land, people live without politics, religion, or money. People of different nationalities and cultures live in peace, using a system of trade to get what they need.
Sounds too good to be true, where men and women of all cultures are able to live in peace and harmony.
Where the sole purpose is to realize human unity.
You would never be able to imagine that a place like this could exist. A place that does not follow standards that you are accustomed to. Sounds like paradise!
Auroville is in the district of Viluppuram. Approxiamately150 km from Chennai in Madras, South of India
Auroville was founded by Mirra Alfassa, who is also known as “Mother.”
Alfassa wanted to create a place where everyone could live in harmony, and work together toward progress. It is extremely self-sufficient and gets most of its supplies from the farms of the citizens.
Though Auroville is not the only city of its kind, it is the only one that has received protection from UNESCO as an international city. No city is perfect, but the citizens of Auroville have an altogether healthier life. It is THE example of how the world could be in the future.
No one can say for sure when, or how, other cities will follow Auroville’s lead, but it is sure to be interesting to watch.
If you are interested in joining this community go for more information to auroville.org
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