Welcome to the Jaimini Scholar Programme-India, Batch of 2017. Welcome to the realm of the ṛṣis. As you prepare yourselves to be initiated to the upadeśa sutras in August, 2017, you need to study deep, read and reflect. The preparation itself entails that the rajas slowly leaves the mind as your life gradually changes over the next five years.
The first lesson JSL1.01 is available for download. The password is ‘om’ (without the parenthesis). Read the lesson slowly, even though you may be familiar with some of the thoughts. Read as if it is for the first time. As if you are a fresher, taking your first baby step and let the great ṛṣi guide you by his hand. (1) Since admissions are on-going, and (2) since a half of you will be attending the PJC 2A contact classes through November, I am giving an extended period for the completion of the first lesson, to give others time to catch up. Lesson 1.01 assignment submission date is 14th December 2016.
You will need to study and discuss the lessons within your group. The assignment will be done by the groups and not by individuals. In the eyes of the Maharṣi, all are equal. You will need to learn to move around your friendship alignments of PJC and work with others. Some will be more active. Others will be pre-occupied. Let sattva prevail.
To get started, please introduce yourself to other members of your group at the Group Forum
Ram Nath Goyal
Dr. Raman Sharma
Csaba Endre Simon
Manoj Kumar Gupta
Satish Chandra Verma
- There are no rules, just some points about being nice and having some order. Here are a few and we will add more later
- The members of a study group must use only their own forum or a common forum to write. Do not write inside the forum of another study group of which you are not a member.
- Mentors also have access to these forums and are watching whether you are active or snoozing. Your activity is a measure of your participation and learning.
- Don’t use bad words. Discuss, debate – that’s healthy and very good, but just no swear words at all. Harsh statements which do not have swear words are also included as ‘not allowed’. See this example “your mother is going to fall from the third floor for …” Now that’s not a nice thing to say.