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Originally broadcast October 11, 2013 

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Swami Kaleshwar always stressed the importance of staying positive. You must believe that you are capable and can successfully learn Telugu. That "can do" attitude will keep you motivated and on target. If you have a history of successfully learning foreign languages, it is relatively easy to believe that learning another language is possible. You can trust in your abilities.  However, if you don’t have that experience or if you’ve struggled with learning, it’s important to find a way to believe that you can still be successful. If you’ve even taken one small step, such as successful memorization of the vowels, then celebrate that success and use that as a catalyst for positivity. Then keep going onto the next steps.

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We’re familiar with syllables being sounds that are building blocks of a language. Sounds are also the building blocks of creation. God manifests through divine sound, bijaksharas. These divine sounds, bijas, are the building blocks of the universe. Everything we see, and cannot see, is made of light and vibration from seed sounds.

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C.P Brown’s life is an amazing story of un-paralleled dedication and love for the Telugu language. When Sri Kaleshwar was asked about C.P Brown’s role in the Ancient Mission and the work he did to preserve the Telugu Language, Sri Kaleshwar confirmed that C.P Brown was a divine soul.

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Teaching dialogue between Monika and Nityaananda about the importance of Telugu as a key part of the ancient knowledge from the palm leaf manuscripts (originally broadcast on May 21, 2015). 

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Monika and Nityaananda discuss the ancient language of Telugu and the role of learning Telugu in bringing the ancient knowledge to the globe.

(originally broadcast May 11, 2016)

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As a student majoring in South Asian Languages and Literature whose ultimate goal is to study Telugu literature, it is quite frustrating that I rarely come across any articles on Telugu materials in my classes. So I was very excited when I came across an article on Telugu women’s oral Ramayanas in my class on the Ramayana in Comparative Perspective about the variety of extant versions of the Ramayana. The article is by Narayana Rao, who is one of the preeminent Telugu scholars in the country. 

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The fire is so powerful to take any negativity you are holding. Looking into the fire helps burn all heaviness or bad feelings. You will feel free, happy, open and full of energy again after attending or watching a fire ceremony. Just try it and experience it for yourself. Event sitting by yourself watching into a flame of a candle helps. Of course, it is even stronger sitting in a group in front of a big fire. It is very much fun to be in that unity, and you can pray for others too. Watch it and see the results of your prayers unfold.

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For me learning the Telugu script was about diving more deeply to an understanding of mantra and yantra as was taught by Sri Kaleshwar. The struggle of learning a new alphabet as an adult helped me re-evaluate what I thought I knew about a beginner's mind. But once I found a method of studying, and started practicing writing out the different variations of vowels, consonants and secondary consonants, I was so amazed by the joy it brought me. I could do it! And for sure you can too... please be inspired. 

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