Inside me

I am in Auroville, India
It’s amazing that I came to this remote place for 2 days the most, and I am already 10 days here. and to tell you… it will be difficult to depart.

This place was created 40 years ago and the ideas that led to create the place are unique.
No doubt to my opinion, there were some influences of the Kibbutz ideas, living in a community, building the town with ideas of equalities in mind etc. What is interesting that there is no religious or political ideas involved at all, (political ideas unit the Kibbutz) it’s a community that aims to integrate people from all over the world (40% are Indians). The people choose to do meditation, yoga, etc. as a way of life, and to live in a GREEN invairment, also Money is not the main motive in life.

Going so far way from home it does not mean that I am new, or changed. Leaving home means a big change for every one and especially for me. (Cancer) But I see that it gives more time to be oneself. It gives time to see others, to look at the world in a precise way, but mainly to look inside.

I am like a beginner. I am not used to think only about myself.
We always are used to put bounderies between our self by/with ‘thing we have to do’, giving attention to some one else, obligations of all kinds of things. We do neglect ourselves!

I am obliged to myself – to look inside me.


Auroville – A community in a paradise place

I am traveling with a plan, but mainly I give the chance to lead. So, by chance I met a few lovely people that live in Auroville.

It’s only half an hour drive from Pondicherry, but it’s like a different world.
I took a tuk-tuk car and came to see the place. I joint a 3 day course of introduction to Aurovill with 21 others from differnent nationalities and age groups from 18 to 70. In the group were 2 Americans, 2 Germans, 3 Israelis, 2 Indians etc.

The Community of Auroville started 40 years ago, by a remarkable woman called ‘The Mother’, and her spiritual leader Sri Aurobindo, they had a vision of an unique & different kind of community life.

“the first condition to live at Auroville is to be convinced of the essential unity and to have the will to collaborate for the material realisation of that unity.” The Mother wrote in 20.6.64 (?)
On the 28th of Feb.1968 with representatives from 124 countries that brought soil from all over the word, the foundation was put down, with the Indian government support. The first settlers lived with no running water or electricity. (I met Barbara the first woman settler.) Now there are 2000 people living in small communities. In the centre of Auroville there is an extraordinary round building – The Matriaudir, surrounded with beautiful gardens – the spiritual centre.

Auroville is a GREEN place, with great concern for the envirment. The Vegetables & fruits are organically grown, some if the houses are ‘green’ with solar electricity.They are replanting The Ever Green Tropical Forest that was demolished by the French & English.
This community is like an Utopian society, trying to build with human unity & intuitive intelligence the city & society of the future.

I am staying in Auroville a few more days to breath & feel.


Marco Pola’s adventures in India

I am in America!

Well, not to worry, I didn’t leave or run away, but I was lucky to be invited for a few days to a beautiful Hotel, the old English style hotel, and to be driven around Chennai town with a choffer! So I am calling it = America!!

But, as all the good things end quickly, I am back to reality! Curring my bags on my back, taking (today) the bus to Pondicherry. (in the south-east.)

In the bus there are 3 stuff members: One is the driver, the second is checking the tickets and the teired is operating the radio & video. Which means, he’s in charged on the music & films!!!! It’s a lovely job, and pretty important!

For 3.5 hours, we heard loud Indian songs, and than laud Indian dramatic voices of an Indian film! but funny enough, I am not complaining, I am describing the feeling & the sounds. It was like a nice blanket covering the passengers during the journey!! Than suddenly I was asked to go off, as I arrived at my destination (the rest continued). I went down with my bags, and the heavy heath of the sun started pressing my head & body!

I must say I felt so lonely! It was so friendly in the bus, every one was shaking his head to the sweet music.

(I am writing in English, so be patient with my mistakes.)


Marco Polo: Hello from New Zealand

I feel like Marco Polo.

But from now on – I am Marco Pola!

Each day I am discovering new grounds, new land. It’s wonderful to look around, and not to hurry just to enjoy each new place. The Sky looks here much wider, the air is cleaner. For me everything is new. Hope to enclose some photos from Auckland, the harbor and from the city.

Love to all from New Zealand!