Well that's very odd - I wonder if something has been lost in translation, so to speak. The usual method with these, if they are not already fully prepared, is to soak them in 'very hot' (rather than actually boiling) water for six hours, changing the water as it cools so that the seeds remain hot. Once the six hours are up, they should be planted in starter mix (seed compost in the UK) and some sand which has been pre moistened. They then need a temperature of 75 deg F (24 deg C) for 3 months, usually achieved by a propagator with bottom heat. After that, the tray should be moved outdoors in a lightly shaded, sheltered spot, ideally in temperatures of around 40 deg F (5 deg C), and watered as necessary. They may still take a year to germinate, usually doing so in Spring.
The method the instructions gave may possibly be a way of getting round the 3 months at 75 deg. F, though it's not one of I've heard of. It'll be interesting to see if they do actually germinate eventually. If you actually did boil the seeds, they might be non viable, but given the extremely long germination times that they can take, it's likely worth just waiting to see what happens.