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Level 5B objectives and curriculum year 2008-9

Posted By Yogendra K. Jain, Sunday, September 14, 2008
JCGB Pathshala - Level 5B - Curriculum for Year 2007-2008


Note: JWOL refers to the book Jain Way of Life - A Guide to Compassionate, Healthy, and Happy Living.  PDF version of most of the sections below can also be found on  can also be found on JWOL link on JainLink home page or you can order the book at

Objectives / Measurable Goals for the year – Requirement for graduation:

-          Know the elevator speech (on back of JWOL) or go to YouTube and search for jain way of life or the back cover of JWOL book

-          Write a minimum 15 line Jain prayer in English

-          Do 1 puja alone or with others  and listen to their meaning (page 149 JWOL)

-          Take a vow for limiting one or two possessions

-          Teach 1 hour another Pathshala

-          Do meditation/relaxation 4 times (page 90 JWOL)

-          Have fun, make friends, and prepare the foundation to enjoy practice of Jainism life long

-          Register on JainLink and ask a question to a scholar

-          Donate $2 per month (page 82 JWOL)

-          Be able to give a 3 min. talk on Jainism

-          Take My JWOL self evaluation (Page 35 JWOL)

-          Know  - Memorize the following and be able to give a verbal and oral test on this:

o   Meaning of Namokar Mantra (page 6 JWOL)

o   Know 7 of the 15 treasures in Jainism (page 9 JWOL)

o   Three core Jain Principles (page 12-18 JWOL)

o   Know  how many cattle, calves or chickens are slaughtered every day(page 30 JWOL)

o   Know 4 of the 12 Bhavnas (Reflections)  (page 94 JWOL)

o   Know the 5 things you will agree on with your future spouse before marrying  (page 70 JWOL)

o   Know why you should not take alcohol in college and beyond page 101 JWOL)

o   Know  the Jain art of dying (page 122 JWOL)

o   Know three major Jain festivals and their meaning ( page 127 JWOL)

o   Know six Universal substances (page 145 JWOL)

o   Know Nine Tattvas (page 144  JWOL )

o   Know how many Gunsthans are there and their relevance (page 145 JWOL)

o   Know how to get rid of Karmas (page 144 JWOL)

o   Know Jain Universe symbol and Swastika and their meaning (page 145 JWOL)

o   Know 4 of the 10 Dharmas of the Soul (page 133 JWOL)

o   Know  names of 3 Jain scriptures and name of two authors (page 158 JWOL)

o   Know the two major differences between Jainism and Christianity, Islam, and Hindusim, and Buddhism (page 162 JWOL)


Other Goals and Objectives:

-          Strengthen faith in Jainism by looking at it from historical, religious, practical, and scientific perspective

-          Learn and be able to do relaxation and meditation

-          Know the scripture / philosophy plates on the JCGB  temple walls

-          Learn the benefit of limiting possessions and take 5 limited vow for limited time

-          Develop critical thinking and interest in spiritual subjects

-          Write one case study – ½ page -  each (on a topic which will be discussed in class and then documented – response in 2 pages)

Please bring a notebook and pen and this handout with each class as well as printout of homework. 

Contact :  Yogendra Jain –; Tel: 781-856-0769

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