Have you thought of home-schooling your child or children?
Are you aware of the gaps in the current education system?
Are you one of the conscious parents who are willing to take responsibility to home-school your child?
Ten years ago, I wouldn’t have considered allowing my son to be home-schooled honestly until I began to witnessed the kind of damage the public education system was doing to his pure innocent space and destroying his passion for learning during the last 10 years of studying in primary and secondary education. In addition, I have been a volunteering teacher in Nithyananda Weekend Gurukul (a Vedic learning system) which was revived by my Guru, HDH Bhagawan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam (fondly also known as Swamiji). I am able to see the higher possibilities when we are able to provide the nurturing learning ambience for our next generation of children.
Two weeks ago, I went on a spontaneous two-week South India tour with a group of 5 seekers to many kshetras (sacred energy fields of Hinduism) – where I always wanted to visit but never could find time previously. I had originally registered for a December spiritual retreat but it was postponed. Nevertheless, I was unperturbed by the news, instead I was guided by my Guru, HDH Bhagawan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam (fondly known as Swamiji) to embark on a pilgrimage to his birthplace, Tiruvannamalai and Tamil Nadu. I know everything is auspicious – Shivam, so I decided to just flow with life!
The moment the change of plan happened, everything just fell in place by Guru’s grace from making the arrangements of itinerary, places of interest, hire of private vehicle, accommodations and the travel mates. It was as if everything was designed by Divine’s plan and all we had to do was just to take a leap of faith into the adventure of the Unknown!
One friend of mine recently started a business on inner beauty, I was very curious about the concept of beauty in Vedic tradition. So, I decided to do some research to get a better perspective on this subject.
I remembered my Guru, HDH Bhagawan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam, a living incarnation (fondly known as Swamiji) once told us that Lord Sadāshiva explains about beauty in Agama (ancient scripture). Who is a beautiful person? Many places Lord Sadāshiva does not use the gender because we believe in 11 genders, He just says ‘beautiful being.’ There are three qualifications He gives.
First, the moment you see, that being is so stunning that your eyes should just pop up, that is automatically the eyes should dilate. Second, the grace should flow in every action, from the moment of waking up, to the moment of falling asleep, grace should permeate in every action in that being. Third, every bhāvanā (attitude) that person assumes or every aspiration he assumes whether he wears jewels or not, anything should fit and it should radiate beauty. These are the three qualifications He gives for a beautiful being.