Guru Dev Lectures

Rocks are Melting

Preface

LB Shriver was a writer, editor and publisher right up to the time of his death on May 27, 2013. In the late 1990’s following his banishment and exile by the leaders of the Transcendental Meditation movement, LB traveled to India as a journalist and sought out the still living contemporaries of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati (SBS), more commonly known as Guru Dev, the master of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. In visiting with and directly interviewing these people, LB found there were handwritten transcriptions in Hindi of old wire-recordings made of a series of 108 public lecture discourses given by SBS during his tenure as Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, Himalayas from 1941 to 1953. LB came home with a set of the handwritten transcriptions that were given to him in trust by these people. The link offered below is a PDF version of the manuscript of the translated transcripts that LB was writing and preparing for publication in the West.

You will find this manuscript is a scholarly work that is heavily footnoted. In working on the transcriptions as a publishing project, LB hired and consulted with Hindi and Sanskrit language scholars for translations of the Hindi into English. LB’s version is somewhat different from other versions of the Hindi transcriptions in that these translations were made into English by scholars whose mother-language was primarily English

This is the digital form that was given freely by LB Shriver for publication, to be accessible for the benefit of all.

– Doug Hamilton, Fairfield, Iowa – June 2013

 

LB Shriver’s Introduction to his manuscript of Rocks are Melting:

This collection necessarily reflects only faintly what must surely have been one of the most unique and powerful personalities of the 20th Century. Transcribed by hand by his disciples as he spoke and translated nearly half a century later, the gap is bridged as much by intuition as by grammar and linguistic conventions. The 108 discourses do not comprise flawlessly articulated shastra nor a meticulously crafted philosophical treatise, but are instead the legacy of a teacher who spoke simply and directly to the people.

Despite the inevitable redundancies common to compilations of this kind, and despite the problems inherent in translating between two highly dissimilar languages, we believe nevertheless that something will be communicated from heart to heart.

– LB Shriver

 

PDF file of the scanned hard-copy manuscript, with annotations:

Guru Dev Lectures: Rocks are Melting

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10 thoughts on “Guru Dev Lectures

  1. excellent companion to the paul mason book of guru dev’s satsangs – jai guru dev and thanks to lb shriver

  2. This is fantastic. Please keep me in the loop.Thanks.

    Jai Guru Dev,

    Rick Hill
    TM Initiator/Estes Park

  3. Jai Guru Dev. Didn’t know L.B. had passed; He was on the first T.M. course in Iowa City…I was on the second. I remember him discussing his project many times. Thank You, L.B, for being You.

  4. After decades without communication, I reconnected with LB just before he passed. It was like old times, from 1980. He sounded like the same old LB.

    A wonderful man, he will be missed.

  5. I knew L.B. when I lived in Fairfield. He also gave me taxi transportation to the airport and back. He was a gentle soul. I think both L.B. and I were the only two people who got notices from the TM organization to not come on campus or we would be arrested for trespassing. He interviewed me on his radio show regarding a book I had written and I predicted MMY passing on his show in October of 2007. I used my Western astrology transiting Pluto into the sign of Capricorn to show that 2008 was going to be a difficult hear for Fairfield. I was correct. Anyway, I just recieved his book and will read it and will miss L.B. and his quiet way of just being himself. I told him that he should leave Fairfield as he was from the sixth dimension. There are only 1,000 or less souls here on Earth from the sixth and they can feel lonely here and rejected because they want to help but most of their ideas and suggestions are not taken seriously and in my case as well as L.B. they are taken out of context for the love we have for Guru Dev and MMY. We are on the TMO side if they would just listen to some of our suggestions. May his soul always find peace and joy in the more heavenly realms where judgments and rejections of the motivations of the soul are seen as pure love and clarity of purpose rather than any judgment which only interprets suggestions and support as not behaving in accordance with specific guidlines that hold and limit awarenss for the benifit of the small mind. Jai Guru Deva….. Love and Light: Lou.

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