Do you think a city can achieve growth, peace, and development even without politics, religion, and money?
It has already invested in the human race that any community or city needs to have a particular type of political structure, religion, and of course money.
But what if, all those three are not imposed in our culture? Do you think a city could still survive? What do you think would be the impact of having no politics, no religion, and no money in a community? Do you think this would work better than the kind of system that we are following and living right now?
Do you know that there’s city that does not have politics, religion, and money? Yes!
Upon learning this, you will think that happened long ago, but no. There is still a place to live, and not say for its scenery, but for their ideals as a society who do not follow the standards to which we are accustomed. In this town there is no money, no religion, no politics. This is truly a paradise to live.
This place exists, and is called “Auroville”!
It was founded in 1968 and was hailed as an international city by UNESCO, its inhabitants are from over 50 nationalities and different cultures. They coexist without any problem, they have no political system, no religion, and do not use money.
Auroville is located in South India, 150 kilometers from Chennai in Madras.
In this epic city, the buildings are made based on an experimental architecture and are constantly changing. This is because these structures seek to optimize the use of renewable energies and their main objective is to reuse and recycle.
The person who designed and founded this wonderful city was: Mirra Alfassa, better known as “Mother”.
“There should be a place on Earth that no nation could claim as their own; where all human beings of good will who have a sincere aspiration could live freely as citizens of the world, obeying one single authority, that of the supreme truth. 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.
From this hypothesis, we now have this amazing international city.
This city is positioning itself as a model of a sustainable eco-city. It sustains itself by multi-cropping, combining fruit trees, cornfields and orchards, organized into 15 farms it reaches an area of 160 hectares.
Also, the village is also self-sufficient in milk and dairy products, and fruits in season.
This city receives protection from UNESCO, and is a clear indication of what life could be like for many of us in the future.
Definitely this city is an example, where its principles are that of having both a healthy body and mind.
Would you be in agreement with this new style of society?