Guru Dev Legacy Trust Newsletter from the Chairman - 30th May 2016
The Trust has been very active and there are a number of exciting projects underway.
Trust continues to make progress electronically archiving copies of
"Shri Shankaracharya Upadesha,"' the newsletter published by Guru Dev's
ashram containing discourses by Guru Dev. We hope to complete the
scanning by year's end.
Beautiful Book from a Board Member
Board is supporting the publication of a book titled 'Reminiscences' by a
Board Member whose father was a direct disciple of Guru Dev. The book
contains his father's reminiscences of Guru Dev, along with
correspondence between them, as well as correspondence with
Restoration of Archived Wire Recordings
the late 1960's, old 16mm film footage of Guru Dev was discovered at a
cinema in Lucknow, India, along with a collection of 'wire recordings'
(literally reels of wire) of Guru Dev singing devotional music and
giving discourses. Some rough tape recordings were made of the wire
recordings but the original wire recordings are believed to have been
stolen. Copies of the film footage and the tape recordings were carefully digitised, corrected and circulated, before later being shared on YouTube. The
quality of the voice recordings has always been a problem, very noisy
indeed. The Trust has now engaged a professional recording engineer to
restore the tapes. He has so far been able to reduce much of the background
noise using modern digital technology. We are very grateful to the
anonymous donor in New Zealand who is funding the restoration of the
Upcoming Book - 'The Nectar of Vedanta'
of our Board Members is preparing a book titled 'The Nectar of Vedanta'.
It presents Vedanta through the teaching of Swami Brahmanand Saraswati
(1871-1953) and his principal followers, Swami Shantanand Saraswati
(1913-1997) and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918-2008). 'The Nectar of
Vedanta' is scheduled for publication by the Trust in 2017.
you enjoyed reading of your Trust's activities. In my next letter, I
plan to preview some beautiful translation work being done both in
Europe and in Fairfield, Iowa. In
the meantime, the Trust will continue with its mission of preserve and
publish materials pertaining to the life and teaching of Guru Dev. We
appreciate greatly your interest and continued support.
The Trust functions only as an archivist, not as a teaching
organization. Persons wishing to learn Transcendental Meditation are
encouraged to take personal instruction at any one of the hundreds of
Transcendental Meditation Centers throughout the world. The Guru Dev
Legacy Trust applauds the work of the organizations founded by
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to teach Transcendental Meditation but is not
affiliated with any of these organizations and does not speak for them.
donations directly fund the above projects. The Guru Dev Legacy Trust
Charitable Organization registered with the New York State Office of
the Attorney General and
is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S.
Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution is tax deductible under U.S.
federal and state tax law.
No person representing The
Trust receives remuneration.