Children of The Next Generation – Peace Maker of Tomorrow
Mahavidya English Medium School
The first Model project will be in India
For scores of centuries Tamil Nadu in Southern India has maintained and preserved the rich heritage of the planet’s very oldest, continually practiced Goddess Tradition. In this dark age of the Kali Yuga, the cultural and spiritual traditions are disappearing to be replaced with morally debased movies and television programs, violent and sexually explicit imagery in the media and loud, abrasive, lyrics in disquieting music. Where once Tamil Nadu was proud to have nurtured an environment where spirituality and the love of the Universal Mother were evident especially in their film tradition, it is not so today. The long, poisonous arm of progress and consumer driven westernization is making its destructive mark even in Tamil Nadu.
With changing priorities and the increasing speed of life, the rich heritage of India’s Ancient Traditions are not the only things being discarded and left by the wayside. The children of Mother India have been forgotten, where poor families prefer boys, many girls, the Mothers of the next generation are being disposed of in orphanages across India. The conditions of these government run institutions are shockingly poor and the spirit of these little mothers is broken before they even have a chance. They are considered and treated as sub-human; therefore they do not get chances.
In the name of the Divine Mother and with the blessing of Her Grace, The Father of Para-Tan and Master of the Living Goddess Tradition Shri Param Eswaran is offering them a chance. He is currently adding to his center on the outskirts of Killankulum, a small village in rural Tamil Nadu, to make room for ten little orphan girls. It is his mission to preserved the rich spiritual and cultural tradition of India and provide a nurturing, loving, encouraging environment where these little goddess receive the benefit of learning the Ancient Fine Arts of Sangeethum, Bharatanatyam and being raised with the wisdom of Ayurveda and Ahimsa. As a new generation of divine mothers raised within the living goddess tradition, they will become role models for women in India and around the world.
Sangeethum or Sugama Sangeetha is alternately called light music, and is a semi-classical form of India music. It is the finest of the fine arts and helps to develop the voice for more effective vocalization and resonance in the pronunciation of mantras. Recitation of mantras helps one increase tone quality of inner subtle vibrations along the nadi system. Sangeetha was mystically gifted to humanity by Lord Shiva himself as an art form to tune one’s inner sounds with the sounds of the universe, thus balancing the body’s vibrations.
Bharatanatyam is a sacred dance form described as “sheer poetry in motion”. This 2000 classical Indian dance traces it’s origins to the document called the Natyasastra, considered to be the fifth of the Vedas, recorded by the saint Bharatha Bharatanatyam is characterized by the unhindered flow of bhava (emotion), raga (melody), and tala (rhythm). The rigorous discipline needed to develop in this fine art form is ideal in building character and personal codes of conduct that will take the girls far in life.
Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word for non-violence. Although it is rarely spoken about today, it is a part of India’s heritage, made known to the world by Gandhi’s famous effort in the 1940’s. The Para-Tan lifestyle is steeped in the ancient traditions of Ayurveda, which harmoniously align one’s internal cycles with the natural rhythms of life.
Ayurveda is India’s oldest form of healing and medicine, yet it too is disappearing to be replaced with the destructive forces of western Allopathic medicine, which cause chaos in the mind body and spirit. Ayurvedic knowledge guides us to live in balance with nature and nurture our mind body and spirit. Thus these girls will grow up with a non-violent, life affirming healing tradition that is their birth right.
In addition to being regularly exposed to the benefits of their rich traditional heritage, these girls will primarily learn English and Hindi, as they all ready speak Tamil. Most schools in Tamil Nadu first and foremost teach Tamil. Due to the ignorance of the government and their political interest in gaining leverage for themselves and their elite communities, the unfortunate result is that children in Tamil Nadu are not given the opportunity to learn Hindi, the National language. Although they have written and spoken English classes most teachers do not even speak well. These are referred to as Tamil Medium Schools. The title of English Medium School indicates that English is the main language used and taught. Although Tamil is a classical language rich in its expression, without speaking the national language or English, these orphan girls and hundreds of thousands of children must resign themselves to only being employed in Tamil Nadu, being India, without any hope of a better life in other states of India where they speak Hindi. The Little Goddess at IFC’s Mahavidya English Medium School will learn English and Hindi so they will have the choice to gain employment outside of Tamil Nadu in India, or abroad. This is a privilege generally available only to middle class children.
Shri Param’s goal is to accept ten would be Goddesses between the age of three and six to live at the School every year for the next ten years. At this young age it will be easiest for them to adapt to changes in their environment and accept new opportunities. With donated funds and the fees he receives from his students when conducting Para-Tan –Healing-Circles and workshops abroad and at the IFC center in India, Shri Param will expand the property by adding one more classroom each year. This will establish a full English Medium School. Once this is in place the second phase will begin.
After the English Medium School is established Shri Param’s intention is to further expand it into a Teacher Training College for Indian students. This provides more opportunity and benefit for the young generations. Once the youngest girls have been educated and grown through the years of the expansion of the English Medium School, they will be ready to train as teachers, to teach and nurture the next younger generation of girls aka Goddesses in training. At the very least this will provide precious opportunity for the young goddesses to be trained as teachers and qualified for highly sought after well-paying positions for which speaking Hindi and English are pre-requisites.
Furthermore, in today’s world computer skills are mandatory for one to advance in education and in the work force. Thus. computer skills will also be taught. Should any of the young women wish to teach at the Teacher Training College, further education will be available to them due to their early training and education at our school.
When Shri Param first settled on the outskirts of Killankulum in 2003, he did so with the intention of helping empower the youngsters of the next generation by educating them to grow and better themselves and therefore be better equipped to make a difference in their communities and someday pass on their education-born privileges to their own children. However, after four years of spending countless hours, rupees, and resources educating, clothing, feeding, and exposing local village children to the many options available, he noticed a re-occurring pattern preventing them from truly receiving the benefit of all that he and his divine wife Devanayagi provide and share with them. The local children have families in the nearby village and inevitably feel their true home is with their families in the village. The un-hygienic practices and collective thinking of village life prevent the children at IFC from making changes necessary to make themselves eligible for opportunities outside of the limited options available to people of their tribe and caste. Shri Param’s conclusion is: In order for the children to receive the most benefit at IFC, they must make IFC their true home and sever old ways of thinking and behaving. This gives space for them to develop and embrace new, empowering behavior and thinking, really receive the support available and make strides ahead in intellectual and spiritual growth.
The nature of Para-Tan is to awaken and activate the Divine Feminine within, whose primary qualities are: LOVE, GRACE, and COMPASSION. The nature of love is expansive, giving, and sharing, therefore the more love we give, the more we benefit. As a living embodiment of the Mother’s Divine Love, Shri Param teaches that each of us are like artists. We use others as canvases to express the art of our love, not waiting around to be thanked or appreciated. With so much love to share, these little Goddesses will benefit from receiving and learning the true arts of love. The Teachings of Para Tan reveal that it is spiritually enriching and advantageous to embrace the opportunity of sharing love with others, especially children who need to be loved and nurtured.
I have journeyed a long way since first attended my first Agni Homa in the Netherlands, followed with being a regular visitor to the sound healings in the Netherlands while Sri Param Eswaran when he was there.
Inspired with Sri Param's work, I attend the first Tantra Teacher Training, August 21st 2003, and then again for the 2004 training, and now in love with the center, the children and the training, I decided to make India my home. Click the link to see what we have done with village kids. http://tantric-goddess.org/devanayagi.html