If you may recall, I posted a request to you all to find out about the possibilities of reading some old tapes from 1960s etc. After a long search both here in US and India, I identified someone at Bangalore who has the right machines to read these tapes and convert. He agreed to do it for a charge, which costs a lot to convert all tapes.
As we didn’t have any option, the owner of the tapes traveled to B’lore to give thetapes to him to see how it comes out. Normally this person stays in his friend’s place whenever he goes to B’lore. During this time, he explained everything to his friend. His friend was suggesting another person – more of a neighbor – who might help. Although he was reluctant to find one more person, due to his friend’s pressure, he agreed to meet the neighbor……When he met this old neighbor, he realized that he is one of the greatest Mahaperiyava devotee and considered this as a lifetime blessing to do this work. He found, at his age, nothing more soul-gratifying and agreed immediately to do it all for free.
This neighbor is none other than grandson of Allur gangapadigal, who stayed with Mahaperiyava when He was studying at Mahendramangalam!!!! Unless Mahaperiyava wants it these tapes wouldn’t have come out at all – we need to wait for some more time and see how much is going to come out good. It is none other than Mahaperiyava who decides when to come out in audio form – let us all pray for His blessings to get an opportunity to listen greatest lectures that none has heard before – these are going to be absolute treasures for all of us……
Since these tapes are at least 4-5 decades old, it requires quite some cleansing, removing the fungus etc and extract them. Also 50+ tapes translate to 300+ hrs of talks!!! He has to listen all (no choice) in order to tag them and group them properly. The sanskrit speech i posted was one among them. I did not know earlier. I prematurely posted them here. The right way is to get all tapes, get anugraha in Mahaperiyava adhishtanam and blessings from both Pudhu and Bala periyavaas before it is distributed. Once it is out, this will be distributed completely free – no charge at all.
Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara