We traveled overland to India, visited many spiritual places, lived in different communities and ashrams, and met (so-called) enlightened people.
We traveled with very little money and I remember my mother healing us with herbs that the locals offered us when we got very sick one time.
Most of the people in India live a very simple and pure life and so did we.
Then one day my mother heard about a place in South India called “Auroville”.
This is, by the way, a spiritual community that is still functioning today.
Auroville was founded in1968 by Shri Aurobindo and The Mother.
When we came there in 1971 there were around 3000 people from all different countries. The vision was to live in a more peaceful and harmonious way, above all political and religious views and nationalities. Building a new ideal world together.
Sri Aurobindo said, “Auroville had been created as a center and a field for higher spiritual consciousness and to realize human unity”.
It felt like we had found a new home.