Correcting the transcripts/translations or sending new ones

Jai Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi!

We need your help to finish this very joyful, privileged task of completing all the transcripts of Shri Mataji’s words. Would you like to help us? If so join in the blissful and extremely vibrationally rewarding task of transcribing the Pure Knowledge and cataloguing it in Amruta.org.

A quote from the Sheffield talk about transcribing

“Now editing: once you have transcribed somebody has to edit it also. Not like Indians – when I speak I say sometimes, “You see,” “Do you understand?” All these things need not be there but they think that nothing should be missed of Mother. But I would say that something is needed. I mean, you cannot go on just adding these things after all. So we can remove some of these things, this type of pauses that I have used. Because talking is different from writing. But in any case when you do it I’ll have to go through them before we publish them. But so many lectures of mine have duplicates, repetitions.

So once you have done [the] transcription then we can see that, we can adjust. Sometimes certain things are to be said once, sometimes twice, and sometimes hundred and eight times. For example, “I am not guilty.”” 1981-09-21

Dear Sahaja Yogi/Yogini, here is a brief instruction on how to transcribe talks and correct existing transcripts on Amruta.org

  1. Please choose a talk you want to transcribe/translate.
    Untranscribed English talks are here.
    Untranscribed Marathi talks are here
    Untranscribed Hindi talks are here.

    Transcribed Marathi and Hindi talks (but only in a not editable PDF format) are here.  If you can’t type in Hindi/Marathi you might want to check this website.
    Already-transcribed Hindi talks that need to be translated into English are here.
    Already-transcribed Marathi talks that need to be translated into English are here.
    Verified English Talks without subtitles are here.
    Please keep in mind that the talks marked as Transcription in Progress! are already taken!
  2. Send the link with the chosen talk to [email protected]  (once confirmed the talk will then also be marked as Transcription in Progress! )
  3. Where to write the transcripts? There are four choices:
    I. On the Google Docs (this is the best way. Especially if you want to transcribe/correct the talk with other yogis simultaneously and see previous changes made by other transcribers).
    II. Locally on your computer for example in Microsoft Word or Libre Office / Open Office.
    III. Using http://otranscribe.com/  (very useful  website which allows to play the youtube video, skip back, slow down, speed up, insert time signatures when needed, while working on the text)
    IV. Using your voice to enter the text (English, Hindi, Marathi): Siri (Mac), Google Docs, Dragon Speech Recognition Software
  4. Please, firstly transcribe 3-5 sentences and search on amruta if the transcript is unique.
  5. Please do not translate the Holy names we are all familiar with (like Shri Krishna).
    Please translate the names of Deities which are not that common in the following formats: Palan karta [sustainer] or Palan karta [sustainer, adherent, supporter] (in case you can not make your mind on the most appropriate meaning in the context).
    Please format important Sanskrit/Hindi/Marathi phrases as either Paramaatmaa swaroop [form of God] or form of God (Paramaatmaa swaroop).
    If you can not translate something (unreadable/cannot be heard/do not know the word), either use [UNCLEAR] or [UNCLEAR text], where text is your best guess, or use [UNCLEAR text1/text2], where text1 and text2 are your best guesses (you are sort of double minded).
  6. Please Do not use italics/bold tags (Read a document: Style Guide for transcription)
  7. Do not forget about the headphones!
  8. Enjoy it and please take your time! Once the correction or transcription is completed go to www.grammarly.com and re-check the transcript, please send the final version of the transcript to [email protected].

If you want you can submit subtitles directly via youtube just click on a plus icon under the video. See the tutorial.