time to time great teachers come forth to guide us on our journey to
spiritual enlightenment. One such teacher was Swami Brahmanand Saraswati
(1871-1953). Known to his followers simply as “Guru Dev”
or “divine teacher,” Swami Brahmananda was the
Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, the highest position of spiritual
leadership in north India, and the master of many great spiritual
teachers, including Swami Karpatri (1907-1982), Swami Shantanand
Saraswati (1913-1997) and Maharishi
Mahesh Yogi (1918-2008).
supreme truth in simple words that dispel all confusion, strife,
anxiety, restlessness and fear and provide the sincere seeker with a
direct path to unlimited and permanent happiness.
Guru Dev Legacy Trust is a
non-profit organization whose mission is to
locate, preserve and publish the oral discourses of Guru Dev, along
with other materials pertaining to his life and teaching. The Trust has
placed some of these materials on this website, and will add more as
they become available and have been translated to English. The Guru Dev Legacy Trust is
committed to eventually creating a complete archive of all discourses
of Guru Dev to be readily available to all at no cost. We
need more help, especially to assist in
translation work, so if you can help in anyway pleasecontact us
site is dedicated to sharing the 'nectar words' of this spiritual
teacher, teachings that get to the point and go straight to the heart..
The word 'yoga' is often
interpreted as meaning the physical or Ashtanga yoga, which
involves performing bodily postures, but the word actually predates
this form of yoga, as
in the ancient Scriptures the word 'yoga'
most often refers to an inner mental state. Link to Discourse 2
> > Guru
Dev on the teaching of 'Yoga'
The Trust functions only as an archivist, not as a
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.