The Mother on Auroville

1) Who has taken the initiative for the construction of Auroville?

The Supreme Lord.

2) Who participates in the financing of Auroville?

The Supreme Lord.

3) If one wants to live in Auroville, what does it imply for oneself?

To try to attain the Supreme Perfection.

4) Must one be a student of yoga in order to live in Auroville?

All life is yoga. Therefore one cannot live without practising the supreme yoga.

5) What will be the Ashram’s role in Auroville?

Whatever the Supreme Lord wants it to be.

6) Will there be camping-grounds in Auroville?

All things are as they should be, when they should be.

7) Will family life continue in Auroville?

If one has not gone beyond that.

8) Can one retain one’s religion in Auroville?

If one has not gone beyond that.

9) Can one be an atheist in Auroville?

If one has not gone beyond that.

10) Will there be a social life in Auroville?

If one has not gone beyond that.

11) Will there be compulsory community activities in Auroville?

Nothing is compulsory.

12) Will money be used in Auroville?

No, Auroville will have money relations only with the outside world.

13) How will work be organised and distributed in Auroville?

“Money would no longer be the sovereign lord; individual worth would have a far greater importance than that of material wealth and social standing. There, work would not be a way to earn one’s living but a way to express oneself and to develop one’s capacities and possibilities while being of service to the community as a whole, which, for its own part, would provide for each individual’s subsistence and sphere of action.”

14) What will be the relations between the inhabitants of Auroville and the outside world?

Each person is allowed full freedom. The external relations of residents in Auroville will be established for each one according to his personal aspiration and his activities within Auroville.

15) Who will own the land and buildings of Auroville?

The Supreme Lord.

16) What languages will be used for teaching?

All the spoken languages of the earth.

17) What will be the means of transport in Auroville?

We do not know.

Ref: Words of The Mother – I