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Overview

When asked about an organisation for Auroville, the Mother said that things would get formulated as the underlying truth of the Township emerged. An organisation was needed for the work to be done, but it had to be flexible and progressive. With this in mind, Aurovilians have always felt that it should be easy to discard what was no longer useful so that new things could be tried. Although any organisation may seem to be in contradiction to Auroville's ideal of 'divine anarchy', the fact is that the residents have not reached a level of consciousness where anarchy is divine, and plain anarchy is usually brutal and wasteful.

As Sri Aurobindo has said,

"The anarchic is the true divine state of man in the end as in the beginning; but in between it would lead us straight to the devil and his kingdom".

Development thus far

Auroville's organisation then, has, through the years, taken different forms due to pressures from within and from outside. This section of our website first describes the organisation that has developed with the involvement and support of the Government of India. It then proceeds to describe the community's efforts at finding an internal organisational structure that is in conformity with its ideals. It concludes with an overview of the support structures that have developed: the international support through the Auroville International Centres; statements of support given by eminent persons from India and abroad; a list of funding agencies that have made donations to Auroville projects; and a list of pending projects as well as information on how to participate.

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