Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Thank you for your valuable association through e-mail, personal association in Bhakti Vaibhava class and through study notes. Maharaja on very first class (March 10, 2012), I humbly requested the few suggestions for the up coming calendar, at that time you told me that we will discuss the changes afterwards; unfortunately we didn’t got the chance to discuss the changes for the calendar. Maharaja, I humbly request you to please discuss the following changes for the Bhakti Vaibhava calendar with the examination board and with Srivas Pandit Prabhu:
According to current calendar, Evaluation of Module 15 is on July 15th; it will be big help if we can have semester Evaluation (similar to semester 1 & 2) on July 22nd, so that we can discuss the complete Semester 3 Evaluation on July 29; similarly we can have semester 4 evaluation one week after the module 25 review. The Semester 3 examination we can have on August 4, 2012.
We can have vacation from August 4 to September 3 (Labor Day). According to current calendar, we will have 2.5 months of vacation after semester 4 – January 13, 2013 – March 25, 2013. Because of leap year, next year the Gaura Purnima is in last week of March. The one month break after semester 3 will help the student to finish up essays for semester 3 and we will have 1.5 month break instead of 2.5 month after semester 4. Maharaja, to be honest with you many times due to hectic work load and due to family life it becomes very difficult for me to finish up one page essay every week; semester vacation helps me to finish up essays after the exam.
Maharaja, it is my humble request to you to please look at above matter. I am extremely sorry for bothering you during hectic preaching schedule. I hope this meets you in a good health. Once again thank you for helping me to read srila Prabhupada’s books on regular basis
HpS - Jaya! AGTSP pamho So nice to hear from you. OUr pace is just as crazy. If we weren't so much engaged we would probably be waisting a lot of time. It is impossible for me to consider the changes you are suggesting in my current condition. I would have to look at the details on paper in front of me. CUrrently it is 6.13AM. We have 16 rounds done. We downloaded 25 papers for this seminar with the Indian Museum. We are in Dr. Samaresha's good house in Kolkatta. We have answered all the Blog posts up to one week ago. The internet is starting to get slow just now That is why we had to adjust to doing this now rather than doing it during the day and havng more morning program.
So we are adjusting like that.
Rohini and Ananga worked a lot on the Calendar to try to make it as balanced as possible and they also don't think its perfect.
The changes you are suggesting are for July so it looks like we will have time to think about it when we get back to USA and stop traveling for three weeks in June Jaya. I think you are suggesting and extra week of Evaluation and Review at the end of the Semester . That sounds nice.
If we cant do all the work we do what we can and then keep a record of what we have to do to catch up.
This is all learnging, so we can teach, Sadhana Bhakti in the modern world!
It seems that you are doing well!!!
OK. Then we can discuss and plan when we have a desk in front of us in June!!