It was my father’s brilliant flash of intuition, when he decided to let the Mother take care of my growing up, that brought me to auroville. That’s the external event that brought me to the Ashram in 1970 at the age of seven; and since then Mother and Sri Aurobindo and everybody else who has given them a special place in their lives have become my extended family. the first thing I remember in connection with Auroville is wanting to be fourteen as quickly as possible in order to join the night workers’ bus to work for Matrimandir!
When I’m in Auroville, my body feels like it’s at HOME. It is like a strong, silent, regenerating force of attraction. When I’m away and specially when I’m troubled by external events, I think of Auroville and it acts like a beam of light showing me the way far ahead and I say to myself, “there is a place on earth where all humanity’s ills are being worked out with the help of the Evolutionary Spirit” and that thought gives me the courage to act right where I am, sustained by the vision of the Dream that is on the move wherever there are people to answer its call. I feel a lot of gratitude for the Aurovilians who have gathered together on that special patch of earth and continue to keep the community and the laboratory alive.
Why did I become involved with the work of AVI France? What else could I do? I never asked myself the question, actually. Auroville is so much a part of me that I naturally joined the French association when I came to France, as soon as I heard about its existence. it’s nice way for me to be part of a group connected to Auroville and all that it represents for humanity.
Courtesy: Auroville International, the worldwide network of Auroville Friends.