Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sri Radhastami: Commentary to the Maha Mantra (Gurumaharaj singing to Srimati Radharani)

Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj with the swedish and mallorcan yatras in Mallorca, by the Mediterranean Sea one morning in august 2013, singing his own poem "Commentary to the Maha Mantra" to Srimati Radharani. This poem is very important for understanding how our Gurudeva says we should chant the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra.



 
Oh, la más Querida del Encanto infinito,
Tu Servicio anhela este pecador,
sólo de Krishna, de Tu amado Krishna,
puedes Tú darme Su amor

Reina de Vrindavana, tanto Te ama Rama,
Tu gracia vengo a implorar,
por tanto amarte Él no Te niega nada,
Tuya es mi alma por la eternidad


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Oh You most Dear to the infinite Enchanter
this sinner longs for Your service far above.
Only this Krishna, Your beloved Krishna
You alone can grace me with His love

Queen of Vrindavana, so much love for You has Rama
I have come to You now begging for Your grace.
Because His love for You is endless He never denies Your wishes
Yours is my soul in eternities embrace
 

Sri Radhastami: The Day of Her Advent (Srila Bhaktsiddhanta)

Sri Radhastami, 
The Day of Her Advent

by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura


This discourse was delivered by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura 
in the Sarasvata assembly hall of Sri Gaudiya Matha
on Sri Radhastami evening, September 19, 1931

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There is one person whose name is never mentioned in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. And yet Bhāgavatam’s steadfast readers constantly nurture the ardent hope of becoming that person’s devout, one-pointed servant. May that person, who means everything to Śrī Bhagavān, kindly destroy our false ego in all its various forms and bestow upon us the shelter of Her lotus feet.

Today is the day of Her advent.

Sri Radhastami: Radhika Stava (Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj)

Gurumaharaj singing Sri Rupa Goswami's Radhika Stava with the devotees in Berlin.



 

Radhe Jaya Jaya Madhava-dayite 
Gokula-Taruni-Mandala-Mahite

Damodara-Rati-Vardhana-Vese 
Hari-Niskuta-Vrnda-Vipinese

Vrsabhanudadhi-Nava-Sasi-Lekhe
Lalita-sakhi Guna-ramita-Visakhe

Karunam Kuru Mayi Karuna-Bharite
Sanaka-Sanatana-Varnita-Carite
 


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All Glories to Sri Radha, the beloved of Madhava and most worshipable of the cowherd girls of Gokula Mandala

Decorated by the dress of Lord Damodara’s increasing ecstasy, the lady of the house of Lord Hari and the groves of Vrndavana

A new moon arisen from the ocean of Vrsabhanu, overwhelming the qualities of Lalita and Visakha


You whose qualities are described by Sanaka and Sanatana, please bestow your mercy upon me



Monday, September 1, 2014

Sunday Chat: Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Cause of all Causes (Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj)

 

24 August 2014, Colombia 

My dear devotees.
Receive all my affection from Armenia.

There have been very nice days here in the company of the devotees. There are many things in motion here in Colombia. We are very fortunate to receive many blessings. Krishna really answers our heartfelt prayer of asking him to allow us to become an instrument of His love.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lalita Sakhi's Appearance Day




Lalita Sakhi

Lalita is one of the principal eight sakhis (girlfriends) of Srimati Radharani in Vrindavan. It means “playful and charming”. She is a very dear friend of Radha-Krsna. Lalita Sakhi and her assistants incarnate from time to time in the material realm to propagate the topmost mood of serving Radha-Krsna, namely to become a maid-servant of Srimati Radharani.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mantra Meditation Course with Swami B.A. Sridhar Maharaj 5–6 September


From friday to saturday September 5th and 6th, a rare opportunity is given to learn the art of chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, under the guidance of Swami B.A. Sridhar Maharaj, disciple of Srila Prabhupada, visiting from Poland, on our ecological farm Imlitala outside Kungsbacka.

From 18.00 on friday to 18.00 on saturday there will be lectures and guided meditations. On pauses inbetween there is time to be outdoors and get nurtured by the fresh sea-air and rustic environment.
The night is spent on the farm. 

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Date: 5-6 September, 18.00-18.00
Place: Imlitala farm, Kungsbacka (phone or mail for further information)
Price: 200 SEK (accomodation and meals included)

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For booking and more info
mail: nimai.arts@gmail.com
or phone: 031-405 108  


Take the opportunity to learn the science of this most powerful meditation technique!  


Monday, August 25, 2014

Sri Radhastami!

 
Tuesday 2nd September we celebrate Sri Radhastami, 
the appearance day of Srimati Radharani – Sri Krishna’s Beloved, 
the female half of the Divine Couple (the Sentient Absolute 
forever divided)

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There will be a small but devoted celebration with bhajans (devotional songs), lecture, puspanjali (flower petal rain), 
and afterwards some prasadam (sanctified food)
 
We begin at 19.00 

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The feast does not cost anything but donations are gladly accepted

Welcome to Nimaihuset and celebrate with us!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Srila Prabhupada's Appearance Day: The first TV interview in New York 1966

In september 1965, during the blossoming of America's hedonistic counterculture hippy movement, sannyasi A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, 70 years old and outside India for the first time, arrives in New York City. He comes to fulfill the instruction of his spiritual master, accepted as order, to spread the teachings of Lord Chaitanya in the English language.

An acquaintance of Srila Prabhupada remembers: 
“When he left Calcutta harbour for New York there was no one on the shore to bid him goodbye. He was alone. No friends, no supporter, no disciple, nobody.“ 
And when he arrives in America there is no one to greet him welcome...

The voyage across the Atlantic on board the Jaladuta cargo ship takes one month, during which time he suffers two severe heart attacks. But the trip itself is very smooth. Srila Prabhupada writes in his diary:
Mr. Travers told me that he had never such experience of calm & quietness of the Atlantic Ocean. There was always typhoon, cyclone, fog, etc. at least for days in every trip in the past. I said it is Lord Krishna's Grace. If such things as usual in Atlantic would have taken place, I would die.
He reaches New York with just some few personal possessions, a trunk full of his newly-published Srimad Bhagavatam books, and the equivalent of seven dollars. 

A plan is put into action: he goes to Central Park, sits down and begins playing kartalas and singing the Hare Krishna mantra. And pretty soon things start moving. 

This is the first TV interview, from October 1966.


 The rest is history.

Srila Prabhupada's Appearance Day: The most confidential part of knowledge

Morning Walk, 
 Los Angeles, December 5, 1973  
(Excerpt)


Srila Prabhupada on a relaxed morning walk in California, expounding on the final, topmost, and quintessential instruction of the Bhagavad Gita: Forget everything I have just told you. Abandon all varieties of duties, religion and spirituality and just surrender to Me. Trust Me. [Bg. 18.66]



Srila Prabhupada's Appearance Day: Blog-post index and Internet links


Srila Prabhupada with disciples and guests. 
Third from right, a young Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sri Krishna Janmastami: Jaya Radha Madhava (Ramya Devi Dasi)


jaya rādhā-mādhava kunja-bihārī
gopī-jana-vallabha giri-vara-dhārī
yaśodā-nandana vraja-jana-rañjana
yāmuna-tīra-vana-cārī

(All glories to the Lover of Radha, Who enacts amorous pastimes in the groves of Vrndavana
Lover of the cowherd girls, Holder of the Govardhana hill
Darling Child of mother Yasoda, and Delighter of the inhabitants of Vraja
Who wanders in the forests along the banks of the Yamuna)


Sri Krishna Janmastami: Purport to Jaya Radha-Madhava (Srila Prabhupada)

Srila Prabhupada explains the song Jaya Radha Madhava, about Krishna in Vrindavan, His original form (not an expansion or incarnation).




TRANSCRIPT

Sri Krishna Janmastami: The 4 principal verses of Bhagavad Gita (Srila Sridhar Maharaj)



Srila Sridhar Maharaj's deep-diving and beautiful translations and commentaries on what is called catur-sloki – the four principal verses of the Bhagavad Gita (10.8–11), where Krishna describes Himself as The Absolute – Source, the Spiritual Sun – and what His business is with us, His emanations (simultaneously one with and different from Him), thus hinting to His final, topmost and quintessential instruction: Abandon all varieties of duties, religion and spirituality and just surrender to Me (Bhagavad Gita 18.66).


Friday, August 15, 2014

Swami B.A. Sridhar Maharaj Special: Maha Mantra Kirtan in Nimaihuset


Nimaihuset friend Swami B.A. Sridhar Maharaj, visiting from Poland again on Janmastami tomorrow (and once again in 3 weeks to hold a 2-day mantra meditation-course), doing the Maha Mantra in his own bluesy way, accompanied by some groovy beats, handclaps, and a choir of response-singing devotees. The best interpretation of the Nimaihuset vibe as of yet. (Gurumaharaj in the chair.)


Monday, August 11, 2014

Balarama Jayanti Celebration at Vasudeva's, Arci's and Karuna Mayi's (Pictures)

The temple has a very small and beautiful Deity of Balarama, Subhadra and Jagannatha. But for the Balarama Jayanti celebration we took them for a ride through Gothenburg (a little jumpy) to Vasudeva's, Arci's and their daughter Karuna Mayi's place, who also have them on their home altar, to celebrate the day at theirs, with some singing, lecture and prasadam.

 
Nimaihuset's Balarama, Subhadra and Jagannatha Deities, very, very small and very, very dear, in front of Gurumaharaj, guest-starring on Arci's and Vasudeva's home altar.