Losing Faith in Faith: A Brief Examination of the Youth in Auroville

Devine, Carissa (2010) Losing Faith in Faith: A Brief Examination of the Youth in Auroville. New Race: A Journal of Integral Studies, 11 (3).

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Auroville was created to be a laboratory, a laboratory for individuals to voluntarily experiment with the possibility of human unity. It set out to hasten a new race. This new race, this spiritually transformed race, is ultimately necessary for Auroville to exist as it demands a self‐realized ethic, or a high sense of dignity that is unrecognizable in most humans thus far. Auroville has not reached where it is supposed to be, and despair is a constant threat to its citizens, especially to its own children. Children are amenable; they are curious and teachable. That being said, they are a vivid reflection of the living culture in which they grow. But instead of having faith in Auroville, it seems that most of its offspring are barely holding on to hope. The youth of Auroville have been imbued with an unnameable understanding of Auroville; they are its most honest critics, and given their unique insight into the community, their developing apathy should be of great concern. Integrating the input of Aurovilleʼs youth is not only a critical part of Aurovilleʼs self‐conscious evolution, but also to the livelihood of its collective spirit, the essence of the subjective city‐of‐the future.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Collective Organisation > Collective Organisation (General)
Depositing User: Admin User
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2020 09:08
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 09:08
URI: http://aurorepo.in/id/eprint/44

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