thank you for this thread...it is interesting to ponder about. A long time ago i also wished to go there but after doing some research i have
discovered that it has strayed of a lot from the intentions of the founders. The founders were very spiritual people and had a lot of wisdom in my
opinion but unfortunately people after them who were left have tried there best for sure, but any way it seems there is corruption in there and value
of money has increased since its birth...which should decrease, so in a way they went into direction which the founders not had intended, in my
I don't mean to throw blame on anyone as i am sure in their position i would probably do tons of mistakes and wrong decisions also and who knows how
it would go...or if it would even still be around haha
i will just say my very naive view...there is always a middle path, taking best from both worlds: modern society vs natural society...using everything
to live in harmony with people and nature.
which means i would observe the nature and transfer principles onto the society to try and build something harmonious with everything else as much as
i could. I would try to keep things simple as much as possible. Nature is simple for the most part after all, at least in my view...which is coming
from spiritual side and four basic elements.
For instance in nature there are sun and moon, they have power and some authority over our lives...but their power is a different kind, they simply
direct the flow. It is not power in absolute sense. But more as a pushing power ... if that makes sense, that would be role of a "government"
yes, some kind of authority would be present, with the power like that of sun and moon. Authority should be always most wise or even enlightened...as
in Buddhas or Bodhisattvas type of people.
Money..yes we are in need of money, and to just forgive and forget it is not possible...probably. But i think that money after time should be
forgotten because it is the main obstacle against equality. For starters i would implement some kind of monthly basic income as it is already in
Switzerland. So every adult can afford the basic needs for self and family...and focus more on their own happiness and talents..
But the main goal of such society would be self sustainability as in auroville...that would mean that we should figure our own mindset and learn to
discover why we are living the present life and develop our talents and grow and mature. Totally spontaneous and everyone could do what they wished as
long as they are not hurting...animals or plants included.
This also means we would educate kids towards that goal as kids are the future and next generation must take over things and make them even better
with the knowledge and wisdom they have gained from parents and teachers....just like plants and seeds. We would have to start educating kids in a
different way as modern school or education sucks for the most part in my opinion.
Then some form of "police" would have to be present...but like water and fire; fire is like natural purification mechanism as everything after burning
is pure, but for the most part water just nourishes everything and let it grow on their own...
which means that police would try would purify/punish them and nourish them somehow so they learn about their mistakes and grow.
and earth element is a symbol of allowing things to simply be on their own but with spirit of unity...so the main point of society would be total
freedom of choice and compassion.
i don't know about air element. Maybe the potential in every individual to experience lightness of life when we are spontaneous and happy. Which means
that rules and regulations are not set in stone but they develop and adapt...which means that each crime or good deed should be reworded/punished on
its own...by the connected party and probably counsel of wise authority.
basically by observing the nature; animals and plants i would try to somehow in harmony develop the society. The main point would be to try and keep
things simple...and from simple things develop into something complex...start with relative small groups of people...like forests and trees.
No countries or borders, or any kind of separation as we can present our (group) individuality and uniqueness in much better ways ...and another main
point would be that everything which is available is not for you only but it is for all...so use and do whatever you like but with the mind and best
intentions for the whole.
power of love instead of love for power would be my forest/country banner!
okey...this is my opinion about why and hows and sorry if i went off topic as i rambled on about my childish vision ...
but to go back to the thread question about where did they go wrong? it is a multi layered question...but first for everything to work we need strong
and wise authority and council which directs the flow and everything else will follow naturally as people in general are basically good natured and
compassionate and wish to do good..to love and spread love, but only when they have total freedom at least in my opinion and experience.
i wonder how old kingdoms were in reality, where kings were wise and spiritual, like for instance the indian king Ashoka after his transformation or
king Solomon...or even older ancient king Rama or shambala kings...or others who are mentioned in legends and are a symbol of love and wisdom even
today by some...