To understand the spirit in which this site is built, we refer to the words of the Mother when describing Auroville:
There should be somewhere upon earth a place that no nation could claim as its sole property, a place where all human beings of goodwill, sincere in their aspiration, could live freely as citizens of the world, obeying one single authority, that of the supreme Truth; a place of peace, concord, harmony, where all the fighting instincts of man would be used exclusively to conquer the causes of his suffering and misery, to surmount his weakness and ignorance, to triumph over his limitations and incapacities; a place where the needs of the spirit and the care for progress would get precedence over the satisfaction of desires and passions, the seeking for pleasure and material enjoyments.
This page also serves as our terms and content guidelines page.
To use this site, you must agree to only upload non-copyrighted material, agree to our usage terms for copyrighted material, to respect the opinions of others and not to deliberately mess up the website’s content. Also, to give due attribution to websites and people when quoting content. Articles (on our speak channel) are released under the creative commons license.
Please understand that there are some founding principles and ideals and in order to be true to those, we may edit / refuse to publish certain contributions. This is in keeping with what Richard Bach says.
When adding content, please keep additions in chronological order, you are free to put your thoughts and mention your name / email in a blockquote. If you feel you want to rewrite / replace someone else’s stuff or change the order around, do contact us first and together we can take a call.
Works can be published by uploading a set of text files and these will not follow the creative commons license of course, nor do they risk being edited by others.
We are interested in your growth and encourage you to express yourself. However, we may decide not to put your articles on the speak channel straight away, but ask you for a few samples first / give you a place to incubate your thoughts first.