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The study of Telugu is still a challenge for Westerners today, for many of the same reasons that CP Brown faced in the 1820’s.  Because of CP Brown, resources for the study of Telugu as an English speaker are available. The CP Brown Telugu-English dictionary is to date the most academically noted source of the Telugu-English Vocabulary. 

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At the very heart of this knowledge, is the study of the Telugu language. Sri Kaleshwar was a true liberator who wanted his students to look and experience the truth for themselves.  This is one of the reasons he wanted us to learn Telugu.

My real dream is when you’re able to read Telugu, to know what’s inside the palm leaf books... take the time, learn and translate the knowledge, release that quite amazing information to the globe.

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Through our efforts to develop divine qualities in ourselves – love, kindness, gratitude, forgiveness, empathy, compassion, acceptance – we position ourselves to be a transformative healing presence, to respond and not react. Through our work to cultivate stitha pragnatha - a calm, balanced mind - we can create a refuge of solace at the bedside. The gift of bringing a calm, compassionate presence to companion the dying and their loved ones on their journey, something so simple, can be profoundly transformative. The power of this simple act cannot be overstated in my experience.

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Our bodies are made of these seed sounds. Our soul is composed of these seed sounds. The Divine Mother, Herself, not only manifests through Her sacred sound, She, too, is made up of all of these sounds. In one palm leaf manuscript, there is a sacred drawing of the Divine Mother that shows through Her body how our bodies are made up of these different sounds. There is a specific vibration for your heart, your eyes, ears, throat - the entire human body and everything in nature is connected to a sacred sound in the Telugu language. 

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Posted by Divine Lineage on May 18, 2016 under

I can’t describe the thrill I felt the first time I read for myself the letters and mantras from a manuscript in Telugu. The ability to read Telugu has expanded my consciousness. Teaching and healing sessions have come to life in new and beautiful ways. I never thought I would be going back to a university program at this point in my life, but Telugu is at the heart of the ancient knowledge and my dharma. Mastering Telugu is an important part of my life’s work.

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When there is a group of people who can read and successfully translate the Telugu formulas in these manuscripts, a major step in making this priceless knowledge available to the people who need it will have begun. This is a huge undertaking much bigger than one individual or group. It is about doing something something real and lasting for humanity. As the knowledge in these palm leaf manuscripts is implemented and becomes a part of everyday life, we will see a real positive shift of consciousness in the world. 

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Posted by Divine Lineage on May 10, 2016 under

Yogi Vemena was one of the greatest Telugu poets. He was known for his mastery of yogic practices and for writing about his spiritual experiences in short, simple poems. At a young age he came into contact with a great sage, Lambika Shiva Yogi, and spent the rest of his life researching the Divine. His poetry was a means of expressing his realization of God and the mysterious process of awakening to consciousness.

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Monika and Nityaananda discuss honoring our mothers, the Divine Mother, and the path of the sacred feminine.

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Posted by Divine Lineage on May 09, 2016 under

A poem celebrating the 2016 'Sacred Language of Telugu' campaign to support five women in their study of Telugu.

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Posted by Divine Lineage on May 06, 2016 under ,

by Isa Thompson

I have actively been studying Telugu since the summer of 2015 when I began studying Telugu at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. That Telugu course was the first step towards my nearly life-long goal of being fluent in Telugu. I spent a large portion of my childhood in a Telugu sp...

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In olden days only a section of people specialized in writing on palm leaves. Knowledge in written form was passed on by copying the text from old manuscripts to new manuscripts. At present, very few people know the technique of writing on palm leaves; the tradition has come to an end. The practice doesn’t exist as people no more understand what’s written on the palm leaves. Some even throw the manuscripts in the river without making a copy of it. Thus some of the most valuable resources and knowledge are lost forever.

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