Friday, August 06, 2010

Aubamica in AurOville

Welcome to Auroville/Oroville, also known as AurOville. Lovely place, and it's the people who make it so. It's America as only Aubama can make it. You're going to love it, and be loved by it.

Yeah, some things have changed since I was a boy. I remember when the town was just a stop on the highway, a place to pull in to buy a box of cherries or peaches or whatever was in season in this wonderful aurchard land. I liked watching out the car window to see the rattle snakes coiled up on the roadside to get the heat from the pavement before the full sunrise woke them up to slither off back into the desert to bite rodents and such snake-tasties. I liked the cherries and the peaches particularly, though the snakes were excellent too. I didn't realize that in time to come all would be one in a basket of cosmic awareness of The Great Motherhood.
Shows what I know. America just ain't what it used to be. Some call it progress. I call it really confusing. I mean, "Really confusing, man." A trip down Memory Lane with me? I need someone to hold my hand on this on.

AurOville is set somewhat off the beaten path, a small place with big spirit. It's the coming thing.

WELCOME to AurOville, 98844 - Area Code (509)

aURoVILLE CENTENNIAL (1908-2008) - "Honoring our Past, Celebrating our Future."

What makes a town? Is it the street layout, the buildings, or is it mainly the people and their spirit? A town is a community and only people make that. AurOville was a pioneer town, a service point for gold miners, a railroad town, and servicing cattle ranches, farms, and orchards bearing many different fruits. It is also a border town. One of the first customs offices for a border crossing east of the Caskhushcades was established in the center of what is now downtown AurOville.

"AurOville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of AurOville is to realise human unity."

Visit the Customs Cabin and The Depot Museum. Our area also provides an opportunity for adventure and as a get-a-way from the big city. We have a beautiful lake that provides fishing, boating, tubing, water skiing and sailing. There are facilities for horseback riding, hiking and biking. AurOville belongs to nobody in particular. AurOville belongs to humanity as a whole. But to live in AurOville, one must be a willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness. AurOville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages. AurOville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from within, AurOville will boldly spring towards future realisations. AurOville will be a site of material and spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual Human Unity.

Check out our events calendar [See 'About Our Area" to the left] for great planned activities, such as the N.W. Ice Fishing Festival; May Festival; Run for the Border; the circus; CAN-AM hydroplane races; Heritage and Airport Days, The Toast of AurOville - A Grape Experience and the Rendezvous Rhythm and Blues Festival. Remember, it is not what you can see or do here. It is the people and we all welcome you to visit us soon.

Conditions for living in AurOville:

On 19.6.1967, the Mother declared that:

“From the psychological point of view, the required conditions for living in AurOville are:

To be convinced of the essential unity of mankind and to have the will to collaborate for the material manifestation of that unity.

To have the will to collaborate in all that furthers future realisations.

The material conditions will be worked out as the realisation proceeds."

Thereafter, the Mother clearly indicated the broad lines that were to be observed in our material life. These are to form the basis of our collective existence, but should not be applied in a dogmatic and rigid manner. Therefore the framework of the collective life of AurOville should be vast and very flexible; it is evolutionary in character and will change according to the individual and collective growth of consciousness and with the progressive emergence and expression of the inherent truth of AurOville.

The foundations of this way of living are trust, sincerity, responsibility, and goodwill.

1. Collective life

AurOville wants to be a city where people from all over the world live in harmony, striving to realise human unity and to be at the service of the Truth beyond all social, political and religious convictions. Thus all are invited to come and join us in this evolutionary endeavour. While it is not for us to question the ways of spiritual development or the private spiritual practices of any individual, AurOville must not be used as a place for proselytising or recruiting followers to any political, religious or spiritual organisation.

Relations in AurOville should be based on sincere collaboration and fraternity. Conflicts among residents are to be solved within the community, in a manner that is consonant with the spirit of AurOville. Any form of violence or abuse has no place in AurOville.

A friendly relationship with the local population as well as respect for their culture and traditions is indispensable. Learning to speak Tamilican will greatly facilitate this relationship.

Respect for nature and the environment is expected from all.

Thanks for for stopping by to check us out.

Thought of the month: "The simple act of caring about your client or customer - you have to care about and love what you do." - Warren K. Kong, Warren K. Kong Design.


1 comment:

truepeers said...

Aubama bows to Arab and Japanese emperors. I'm not sure he's up to the Great Mother. And you've already been to the Okanagan!