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Maharishi Universityof Management



MVS 525

∗This course is offered for credit and non-credit

The course starts Fall 2017. Dates to be announced
Registration closed for both credit and non-credit courses
Tuition for the non-credit students: $600

Prerequisites: The practice of the Transcendental Meditation program is required for this course

“Reading the Vedic Literature in sequence is the procedure to spontaneously train the brain physiology and the whole physiology of speech to function in the most orderly way so that every thought, speech, and action is spontaneously promoted in the evolutionary direction of Natural Law, and thereby spontaneously enjoys full support of the evolutionary quality of intelligence that upholds order and evolution in the entire universe.”~ Maharishi


Reading the Vedic Literature in Sanskrit is a technology of Maharishi Vedic Science to accelerate the unfoldment of higher states of consciousness. In this 10-lesson course, students will learn to read the texts of the Vedic Literature—such as the Bhagavad-Gita and Ramayan—in the Devanagari script. It is not a course for learning grammar and meaning, but experience and research have found that reading the Vedic Literature for its sound enhances experiences of higher states of consciousness. Students will also study many of the fundamental principles of Maharishi Vedic Science, particularly those that relate to Maharishi’s program of reading Sanskrit.

Required Text:
Required: Learning the Sanskrit Alphabet
Recommended: Sanskrit Flashcards
Optional: Sanskrit Alphabet Wall Poster
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Course Structure

This course consists of 10 lessons, which include pre-recorded instructional videos, lectures by Maharishi, and weekly webinars. For those taking the course for credit, there will be additional academic work, including quizzes and an essay appropriate for a Master’s program. There are also additional required materials (see below). Each lesson has 3 or 4 videos approximately 15 to 20 minutes each. Once you register, you have access to the course for six months to one year.

In this ten-week course, you will learn everything necessary to read the texts of the Vedic Literature—such as the Bhagavad-Gita and Ramayan—in the Devanagari script. Each week will include video lessons, a lecture by Maharishi, and exercises for pronunciation. For those taking the course for credit, there will also be additional readings and writing assignments.

Lesson 1: Vowels
Lesson 2: Consonants, part 1
Lesson 3: Consonants, part 2
Lesson 4: Finishing the Sanskrit Alphabet
Lesson 5: Vowels Following Consonants
Lesson 6: Reading Simple Words
Lesson 7: Conjunct Consonants, part 1
Lesson 8: Conjunct Consonants, part 2
Lesson 9: Reading from the Bhagavad- Gita, part 1
Lesson 10: Reading from the Bhagavad Gita, part 2


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