Upasana wants to bring to Auroville, and through Auroville to the world, the inner fragrance of India. This means our work is very much rooted in Indian culture and we aspire to delve deeply into the spiritual wisdom of Indian culture and give it contemporary expressions.
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India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples. And that which must seek now to awake is not an anglicised oriental people, docile pupil of the West and doomed to repeat the cycle of the Occident's success and failure, but still the ancient immemorable Shakti recovering her deepest self, lifting her head higher towards the supreme source of light and strength and turning to discover the complete meaning and a vaster form of her Dharma.
Sri Aurobindo (The Renaissance in India )