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Posted by Divine Lineage on Sep 09, 2016 under

Hello from the Telugu Team,

After a few weeks off we are so happy to share a few beautiful memories and knowledge from our Telugu studies in Madison over the summer. As a class, at SASLI you must present a short skit at the end of the summer session. These presentations are an opportunity for us as students to both share what we have learned while allowing us the opportunity to hear some of the other languages from the South Asia spoken by other non-native speakers, which is truly quite impressive. The other languages offered at SASLI over the summer were Elementary Bengali, Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Hindi, Elementary Marathi, Elementary Pashto, Elementary and Intermediate Sanskrit, Intermediate Sinhala, Elementary Tamil, Intermediate Telugu, Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Urdu.

As a class we prepared this song.  It beautifully captures the poetic essence of the telugu language in just a few short verses. This song was created in our class room with a deep love and appreciation of the Telugu language. Thank you to everyone that supported us thought our process and to our beautiful professor, Afsar-gaaru.

 

Download PDF of Song in English & Telugu here

 

Listen to the Telugu Team Performing Song:

  

 

 

Our Telugu

written & performed by the 2016 SASLI Telugu Team

Alexandra, Candice, Isa, Kimberly, Trilia, Uma

 

Our beautiful Telugu is like

the moonlight that has come

down. Its sound is like the

sweet food mother gives with

her own hands.

 

Our Telugu sounds like the

beautiful flowing Godavari

river.

Our Telugu is like a festival

of steps we walk together.

 

Our beautiful Telugu is like

the moonlight that has come

down. Speaking it is like the

sweet food mother gives with

her own hands.

 

Our Telugu is a friendship

that blooms with festivity.

Our Telugu is a wind

that blows from the fields.

 

My beautiful Telugu is like

the moonlight that has come

down. Speaking it is like the

sweet food mother gives with

her own hands.

 

Isa Thompson

is currently an undergraduate student in her third year of studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, majoring in South Asian Languages and Literature.

 

 

 

 
Candice Stein

is a full-time student and volunteer staff member at the Divine Lineage Healing Center in Laytonville, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

Alexandra Song

is a full-time student and volunteer staff member at the Divine Lineage Healing Center in Laytonville, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Naujock-Hargrove

is a full time volunteer staff member, and a Master Healer and Teacher (in-training) with Divine Lineage. She began studying the ancient knowledge with Sri Kaleshwar in 2002, and traveled back and forth to India to study at Sri Kaleshwar's ashram in Penukonda for the next 10 years. She attended and graduated from Sri Kaleshwar’s Soul University in 2010. Kimberly was certified by Sri Kaleshwar as a Sai Shakti Teacher & Healer, and spends time leading pujas, giving healings, and sharing the ancient knowledge at her home in Knoxville, Tennessee as well as at the Divine Lineage Center in Laytonville, California.
 
 

Trilia Chen

volunteers at the Recovery Cafe in Seattle.  She teaches meditation practices to members of the Cafe who are recovering from addiction.  She began studying the ancient knowledge in 2000 and traveled regularly to India to study with Sri Kaleshwar for eight years.  She holds a Master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University and has worked extensively in environmental research and education.

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your song. It is beautiful and I feel so happy hearing your joyful Telugu voices!

  2. Such a wonderful song of celebration and blessing. Your hearts are captured in the voice vibrations and I felt that deeply. Thank you all for fully utilizing the opportunity in such a beautiful way. Mother indeed is feeding you and you, us. With warmth and affection - Victoria

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