Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Auroville's Darker Underbelly

 Roger Anger's 1968 master plans/drawing for Auroville (Wiki)

This morning I came upon an article about Auroville entititled 'Auroville, an achieved utopia?' It read:
'A few kilometers from Pondicherry, it became a popular tourist destination, especially since the completion of the extravagant Matrimandir. Tourists are divided into two groups: those who come for a day to see the Matrimandir from outside and a small exhibition glorifying the “Mother”, Auroville’s founder, and those coming for a longer time, longing for a community experience, philosophic teachings or alternative holidays.'

'... there are many aurovillians communities, each following a different model, and each pretending to follow the teaching of Sri Aurobindo, who inspired the “Mother”. Revelation, Aspiration, TruthThey named themselves after concepts of his philosophy.'  
Considering the article did not mention the heart of Aurovillian's difficulties in living up to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother's teachings, and in being sincerely dedicated to Gnosis/Truth, I posted the following comment to the article which may or may not get approved by the site's moderator:

"For anyone interested in the darker underbelly of Auroville, the Matrimandir Action Committe website discusses the issue of the Mother’s Temple (the Matrimandir) NOT being built according to the Mother’s original vision/blue prints/sacred geometry. Aurovillians deny that there is anything ‘off’ and misleading about their Temple, but those who understand sacred geometry and its connection to the Earth, the Earth’s Day, its 12 month Year [and Vedic Gnosis], and who do not have a vested interest in what was already built in Auroville can see the distortion of the temple as detailed by in Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet's  ‘Chronicles of the Inner Chamber’. Aurovillians try to shrug off the controversy, and to discredit those who challenge the Auroville Temple’s authenticity so as to maintain the illusion of an enlightened or at least spiritually progressive community. From what I have seen, Aurovillians’ treatment of Ms. Norelli-Bachelet and her work (which includes defamation and actual book burning*), this community has a long way to go before it can truly be admired as a spiritually progressive place where Truth is valued over egoic/vested interests."

* See Aurovillian Paulette Hadnagy's comments on the Mirror of Tomorrow blog.

Related Posts/Articles/Books:
'Lori Deplored ... Hypocrisy Adored in Matters of the Mother's Symbol'
'A Tale of Two Temples' by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet
The New Way, Volumes 1 & 2 (This book discusses the evolution of the Supramental Yoga, as well as the Mother's original blueprints and vision and the Supramental Gnosis and sacred geometry of the Matrimandir.)
'The Supramental Jnana' published by Robert Wilkinson on 26 May 2010 in response to the yoga/writing of David Johnston and Aurovillian Paulette Hadnagy.

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