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GENERAL  and Jaimini Training Program


From the parampra( Tradition) running in families of
Brahmins the teachings are taught and communicated ,for
the first time outside world due to blessings of GURU Sanjay
Rath of  Orissa. In fact  the real deep secrets of  Parashar
main compilation called Brihat Parashar Hora shastra and of  
Maharishi Jaimini's Upadesha Sutras are being taught. Style
of teachings remains in character same as used to be in
ancients time .It was a personal communication between
Teacher and students in form of stanzas and explanations .
shruti( oral communication) was to be digested by student
and allowed to grow into development of expertise leading
to  correct application. These Upadesha sutras explain the
method of applying many of the concepts and methods  
found in Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra (BPHS)  and jaimini
updesh sutra.
In last century , even Indian astrologers have been thinking
, what  Parashara and Jaimini meant  in their treatise and
why sutra interpretation differ?. Such was the confusion that
many thought Jaimini had created his own tradition separate
from that of  Maharshi Parashara. However the word
'Upadesha' (‘interpreted teachings from the master') clearly
indicates that the sutras are the teaching of the tradition
and thus coming down from Parashara. Maharishi Jaimini has
explained many of the teachings of BPHS as well as many
insights which would not otherwise be identified from BPHS.
There has been a reason but different object before Both
Maharshi Parashar compiled BPHS for the use of masses
keeping in view of coming ages of people comprising  Normal
intelligence But to safeguard higher standards of Vedic
knowledge as usual Sutra were codified to communicate
deeper secrets to really aspiring but students observing
higher spiritual discipline and devotion.
Obviously it will be useful to understand what sutra*
literature is.
By the kindness of the Rsi’s through the media of Pandit
Sanjay Rath, these closely guarded secrets are now being
taught. The courses involve two streams. One of General
Jyotish starting from Panchang to study of BHPS with
copious notesfrom other ancients scripture and second
containing  a significant number of lessons each year and
each principle of Jyotish is taught with related remedies  
basically based on jaimini updesh Sutra .
This General course is for any one who is serious in study of
Jyotish but second is for those open to spiritual practices
and the use of mantras based on study from Purans and
veda. There have always been Diksha Gurus and Vidya Gurus
- teachers of specific arts and sciences. In fact there are
many catgories of teachers.*

The Tradition

The teachings of Maharishi Parashara  are available in
acceptable form although scattered but teachings of Others
are difficult and untraced to large extent. Therefore  
Maharashi Parashar can be looked on as the head of the
lineage of Jyotish teaching as the oldest text that we have
is attributed to him . However the tradition is that this
knowledge was taught by the creator Brahma to his son
Narada who taught it to Rishi Saunaka who taught Maharishi
Parashara. Parashara's son and disciple was Veda Vyasa.
Maharishi Jaimini was the disciple of Veda Vyasa, thus
Jaimini's guru's guru was Parashara. The sage Parashar was
also the narrator  of Vishnu puran.
Maharshi jaimini ‘s  work the 'Upadesha' sutras, is clearly
codification of deeper universal principles of Jyotish  
received from his guru, and so was of same tradition
Parashara. Indeed, without Jaimini's sutras, what other text
gives such deep insight into Parashara's teachings? There
are many teachings of Parashara that calls for application in
different manner than what is normally understood by rank
and file of Astrologers
In 1510, Swami Achutyananda took birth. He became one of
the PanchaSakha or five friends of the great Chaitanya
Mahaprabhu. Sri Achutyananda  was excellent and most  
brilliant and He was originator of Achute parampara. became
the astrologer to the king of Puri, Orissa. He authored
hundreds of books and established schools of astrology and
other Vedic sciences in Orissa and beyond. The lineage of
Pdt. Sanjay Rath traces directly from Sri  Achutyananda, the
teaching being passed down within the Brahmin families
unbroken  for past about 5 centuries .
Those wishing to learn the wealth of knowledge of this
lineage and become a part of it should understand that the
Risi are watching and bless us if we follow their teachings.
Entering  this  kind of pious knowledge  is a great
responsibility. Each graduate Scholar should train at least
one other suitable person while protecting the integrity of
the knowledge. This is the promise one is required to make
to his teacher. The student is to take a vow to cultivated
righteousness in life, and the nature of the knowledge is
such that it greatly demands good working understanding of
Sanskrit in  Devanagari (Sanskrit script). Thus learning
something of Sanskrit vocabulary is also highly desirable. A
good knowledge of basic Jyotish and, of course, a keen
interest in it is also necessary.

The Course

General Scholar Programme
It is a three year programme.

The Jaimini Scholar program
It is a four year course.

Each year is related to one of the four chapters of updesh
Sutra  is taught as a separate module. Successful
participants can obtain certification from the Devaguru
Brihaspati Centre for each year completed.
The acceptance of disciple (students) To Jaimini scholar
programme is conditional and is subject to meeting of some
spiritual guideline and upon acceptance by SJC organization
head Quarters.
Year 1 constitutes 28 principal lessons and several
subsidiary lessons and will be taught from AGRA India
primarily online. However, Few residential weekends will be
held, one at the beginning and one in the middle and last
near the end, as certain teachings can only be given in
person.. The first weekend is provisionally planned for
October 11-13 in House/Hotel at AGRA India.. The course
proper will start early in October.
Applications must be received by September 15th. The
application form for year 1 is posted faxed or the content
emailed t o interested candidates.  Feel free to contact us if
you have any questions. Tuition payment is Rs 15,000
Indian rupees for jaimini course and 10,000 for General
course. 50% will be expected at the start of the course and
the balance by the end of each year of respective year. The
payment to the Devaguru Brihaspati Centre for access to the
web site can be made at any stage during the course
(approx $300). The web site includes many valuable
materials. This contribution is required to obtain certification
for successful graduates. On extra cost  offer can be availed for  a worship
“daily  package ” including special Malas, an Asan
(meditation seat), mantra book and other items which is
recommended (approx cost 500 INR). Payments are not
refundable after the course starts except in exceptional
circumstances. Apart from the daily practice pack, the
charges refer to year 1 of the program.

These are  the only course offered  that are unique  for  long
time to come in computer age and new times of modern
communication means, but  space is limited. Those
interested are encouraged to apply promptly.
No one should be
confused because the cost of the course is incomparable
with other courses being taught by respected teachers and
organizations in and around. This is part of the kindness of  
Parampra Guru Sanjay jee . No allowance is being made for
administration overhead so students are expected to make
their own arrangements for attending the long weekends
(though we will help with hotel suggestions, etc.).
This first course will be taught by R.C.Srivastava.You can
also study with other certified Jaimini Scholars please visit
web site of Devaguru Brihaspati Centre .


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Please contact the teacher with whom you wish
to study List of Jaimini Scholars around the world and Devaguru
Brihaspati Centre website

Last Updated on Friday, 25 February 2011 18:23  


swami R C Srivastava

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