The Founder of Auroville
The task of giving a concrete form to Sri Aurobindo’s vision was entrusted to his spiritual collaborator Mirra Alfassa (1878 – 1973) lovingly called The Mother. The creation of a new world, a new humanity, a new society expressing and embodying the new consciousness is the work she has undertaken.
By the very nature of things, it is a collective ideal that calls for a collective effort so that it may be realised in terms of an integral human perfection. She founded Auroville in 1968, an experimental township in Southern India, often referred to as the “The City of Dawn.”
Auroville serves as a tangible manifestation of their evolutionary vision, a live-in-laboratory, where people from around the world work together to realise human unity, exploring new frontiers of the evolution of human consciousness.
The 17-volume Collected Works consists of nine volumes of talks and eight volumes of writings (prayers, reflections, essays, sayings, letters and personal notes). Most of the material was written or spoken in French and appears here in translation.