A place of peace, concord and harmony where all the fighting instinct in man were used exclusively to overcome the cause of their sufferings and miseries, to overcome their weaknesses and ignorance, and to triumph over their limitations and disabilities. A place where the needs of the spirit and interest of progress precedence over the satisfaction of desires and passions or the pursuit of pleasure and material enjoyment,” was the idea of Alfassa.
This city is a model of sustainable eco-city. It is a method developed by multi-cropping, combining fruit trees, cornfields and orchards, organized into 15 farms, reaching an area of 160 hectares. In this way, they ensure much more food to supply the population.
50 villagers and 300 neighbors work on these farms, producing 2% of the rice and cereals consumed and 50% of the vegetables. The village is also self-sufficient in milk and dairy products, and fruits when it’s their season.
People come together to meditate, to tell stories or dance.
This sustainable city is special for receiving protection by UNESCO. This city is a clear example of how society could change when Earth begins to manifest the consequences of our mistreatment to her. Or, if we adapt healthier way of life both for ourselves and for the planet before it’s too late.
This way of life is healthy for the spirit, for the mind, for the body, for the heart and for the planet. Would you be in agreement with this new style of society?