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Observation and Insight

Observation and Insight is a text used in the third year of the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Programme. It is the first of the texts that address the question of science. Like other textbooks in the series, it consists of a number of readings which are followed by exercises intended to expand on ideas under discussion.

The story opens in Jalpura, an imaginary village in India, where twelve-year-old Nanda lives with her family. Over the course of eleven readings she is helped by Kalpana, who runs a nearby educational centre for women, and Ramnik, her brother-in-law who is an ecologist, to organise the insights she is gaining as she observes the world around her.

Nanda is at an age where she is starting to ask herself questions not only about physical reality but also about social reality. In this connection, she is helped to think about the kind of changes...Show More

Observation and Insight is a text used in the third year of the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Programme. It is the first of the texts that address the question of science. Like other textbooks in the series, it consists of a number of readings which are followed by exercises intended to expand on ideas under discussion.

The story opens in Jalpura, an imaginary village in India, where twelve-year-old Nanda lives with her family. Over the course of eleven readings she is helped by Kalpana, who runs a nearby educational centre for women, and Ramnik, her brother-in-law who is an ecologist, to organise the insights she is gaining as she observes the world around her.

Nanda is at an age where she is starting to ask herself questions not only about physical reality but also about social reality. In this connection, she is helped to think about the kind of changes that will need to take place in her small village if it is to achieve enduring prosperity.

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  • Contributors:: DL Publicaciones (Developer)
  • Format: Softcover book | 66 pages
  • Dimensions: 216 x 280 mm 
  • Publisher: Ruhi Foundation
  • Language: English
  • SKU: RUH-JPP-D.0051
  • What is a Junior Youth Group?

    The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Programme is a three-year programme for 12-15 year-olds which fosters a positive transition from childhood to adolescence. Junior youth engage by joining or forming a group, which often comprises 5-10 young people in a given locality, and usually meets at least weekly.

    Participants learn to identify the needs of their community and to find ways to respond to them through increasingly complex and meaningful acts of service. They study together a series of modules which can provide them with the elements of a conceptual framework that will guide their choices and actions as they mature into adults. Purposeful social, sport and artistic activities also constitute a key element of the programme. See here  for more information.

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