The concepts of "pardis" and "varr" are absolutely excellent!!!
Tbis is precisely what we need, not scared buiildings or addresses, but just good housesa nd gardens for contemplationand meditation.
I have a new goal in my life, namely to build a pardis with a varr in the Stockholm area! Forget about temples.
2009/1/22 Parviz Varjavand
Another name used in Persian was Pardiz or Pardis. We have the word Paradise in English from this root. Pardiz was the name for a walled garden very specially designed to facilitate meditation in it.
We also have the name Varr.
Varr was a village specially designed to act as a sanctuary for thinkers and their students.
The first Varr was in a very large cave and the mythical king Jamshid created it in order to protect life there when the great snow storm came. Jamshid and his Varr are more realistic than Noah and his boat. We know that there are large caves with water and sources of heat in which mankind can take shelter better than in a boat. Also a snow storm of great proportion is more likely to have occurred in ancient times than a flood.
The Persian kings would create Varrs in order to preserve in guarded locations what was precious to them.