Saturday, January 31, 2015

Nityananda Trayodasi Celebration



Nityananda Trayodasi celebration
on Saturday January 31st!
 
Lord Nityananda, who is Balarama, Krishna's first expansion, 
is the original spiritual master, the source of spiritual strength, 
and the most merciful, even more merciful than Krishna Himself. 
On Saturday we celebrate His appearance day. 

We will sing bhajans, there will be lecture, Deity bathing, 
and afterwards some fine vegetarian prasadam.

We start at 17.

Warm welcome to Nimaihuset! 



Monday, January 26, 2015

The Advent of Sri Advaita Acharya (Srila Sridhar Maharaj)

Today is the appearance day of Sri Advaita Acharya. The blog celebrates it with an informal talk by Srila Sridhar Maharaj about Sri Advaita Acharya's advent.


"First, Advaita Acharya descends here and then He looks around and finds that people are all apathetic to the truth, to Narayana. They are very fond of worshipping so many demigods and going on with their temporary pleasure searching, mad with that without caring for their own soul or liberation, or the life after liberation: to have a proper adjustment in Krishna consciousness. He was very much disturbed by this scenery and he prayed very fervently for the Lord to come here and to preach the Supreme Name, Nama sankirtana, by which a general amnesty and a peaceful effort may be done to start a campaign towards home. Back to God, back to home – this Nama sankirtana. And Mahaprabhu [Sri Krishna Chaitanya] with others, they also gradually come down here and begin their Nama sankirtana."

Friday, January 23, 2015

The temporary temple cats (2)

More cats that have been in the temple and taken a tour: Mazarin, Mingus, and Morris. (Read the first post about the temporary temple cats here.)


 
Mazarin and Mingus (Mingus in the window, vanishing in a blaze of light).
Been in the temple.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Gopala by Gandharvika

A sweet song by our Godsister Gandharvika Giridhari devi dasi – guitarist, singer and songwriter. From the CD "Relax with Music and Mantras", one of several wonderful albums by her (for CD-list with samples and possibility to order, click here).

  


Monday, January 19, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

Sunday Chat: Fight with love (Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj)


Mayapur, India, January 4, 2015

 
Dear devotees,

A special hug to everyone in the new year.

We offer this year to Krishna, our Gurudeva and to collaboration for better awareness in this world. These moments of change, of a new year, also serve as an opportunity to reflect on how we have advanced. To advance in spiritual life, the most important thing to do is to be under the shelter of the devotees. Always preaching and obedient to their instructions. Continue sharing in the chanting of the holy name with all those you meet along the way. That is the major occupation and thus all the blessings will be showered upon you. Never doubt this.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Nimaihuset book distribution shelves



Krishna has appeared in the form of Srimad Bhagavatam and manifested himself
like this order in our book shelves to demonstrate his unlimited beauty,
but maybe he wants to diverse himself from there very soon, depends on the
eagerness of all of us to give him to others. 
ya idam paramam guhyam... (BG18.68)
 

For one who explains this supreme secret to the devotees,
pure devotional service is guaranteed, and at the end he will come back to Me.
Nimaihouse – at your service, with your permission.
  
/ Madhu Mangal das 


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Solar Panel for Gurumaharaj's Vrindavan-temple

At this moment our Gurumaharaj Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj is working with collecting funds for a very important project in India, a solar panel for his Vrindavan temple Vrinda Kunja. You can click the picture below and read about the project and watch a very nice video about it, with beautiful pictures from Vrindavan, made by Seva Kunja devi dasi, the leader of the project.


If you want to donate for this project (this is recommended – yields a looot of sukriti/spiritual merit), mail Seva Kunja dd: krisnaseva@gmail.com



Saturday, January 3, 2015

Maha Mantra animation


“The holy name of Kṛṣṇa is transcendentally blissful. It bestows all spiritual benedictions, for it is Kṛṣṇa Himself, the reservoir of all pleasure. Kṛṣṇa’s name is complete, and it is the form of all transcendental mellows. It is not a material name under any condition, and it is no less powerful than Kṛṣṇa Himself. Since Kṛṣṇa’s name is not contaminated by the material qualities, there is no question of its being involved with māyā. Kṛṣṇa’s name is always liberated and spiritual; it is never conditioned by the laws of material nature. This is because the name of Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa Himself are identical.”
-- Padma Purana, CC Madhya 17.133

Thursday, January 1, 2015

You are facing Him (Srila Sridhar Maharaj)

 
 

Krishna is the wire puller of everyone. The key is in His hand to the minutest point of circumstance. All is within His close attention. He is the key holder. You are facing Him, not an independent entity. You have to tackle every event like that. That is the key of success to one's life, if one can follow this attitude, idea. 

na hi kalyāṇa-kṛt kaścid
durgatiṁ tāta gacchati

                 – Bhagavad Gita 6.40

[One who is engaged in auspicious activities, My friend, is never overcome by evil]

No sincere good soul can ever meet any adverse circumstance, 

na hi kalyāṇa-kṛt kaścid

So kalyana maya, mangala maya must be within the throne of our heart. We shall install that kalyana maya. Goodness itself for Him we must install in our heart. The corresponding response cannot but be good. The plane of life [we are in] may be such by His grace, so we may live in that plane of life. 

Why are you troubling yourself in the undesirable plane? Come to My plane of love, and live happily.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Truth and Divine Love (Swami B.A. Sridhar Maharaj)

The lecture from Prema Satsang with Swami B.A. Sridhar Maharaj in Nimaihuset 29th November.


"The Absolute Truth is equated with love."

"The best means to know what the Truth is, is to serve God through the medium of Divine Love."

"Conditional love requires that you do something for me, then I will do something for you. This we can observe everywhere, in everyday life of most people. But there exists also something which is called unconditional love. This unconditional love is like that: I love you as you are, and I'm not demanding anything from you. I make you the centre, and I will be orbiting around you. Whether you love me or not, I will love you anyway. Meaning, I'm not setting any condition for our relationship to exist. [---] Only in spiritual life this kind of unconditional love is possible. If you are on the material plane, meaning, trying to exploit the other, then you can not taste the spiritual love. Because spiritual means giving to the other – the other is in the centre – not demanding anything."

"We have nothing to do with religion. If you think I'm a religious person, I will be dissatisfied. Because I'm not interested in religion. At all. Religion means ritual. Rituals are means for organizing the life on the material platform. Bhakti* is not about religion. Bhakti is about spirituality. And spirituality means complete change of the perspective."

*Krishna consciousness


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bhakta Mandus Starring in TV movie!

Nimaihuset's bhakta Mandus makes it to the stars in every home in Sweden this Christmas, playing the drummer in a TV movie in 3 parts about a young rock band! Trailer below – Mandus in the back to the right, in long hair and cap...



Bhakta Mandus is also a great skateboarder – this is how he found us, on the way to the skateboard park nearby, and last summer he made the official trailer to the coming movie (maybe) about Nimiahuset's tent rental business (watch it here).

Fact is that he whole TV-band has been in Nimaihuset, getting stuffed full with prasadam by Yours Truly. Moreover, Ebbot in the trailer above (playing the rock journalist), who is normally the singer of The Soundtrack of Our Lives (recognized as one of the best bands of all times not only by Yours Truly but also by Oasis and Led Zeppelin and others), has also been in Nimaihuset on a Saturday Feast with a couple of other members of The Soundtrack of Our Lives, playing and singing Hare Krishna with us and our guests. And all the members of The Soundtrack of Our Lives are regulars in Restaurant Sattva, the prasadam distribution HQ run by Nimiahuset's Mahahari Prabhu. So this year's Christmas TV-movie is an all Nimaihuset family business!

Watch bhakta Mandus on SVT 1:
25 dec 21.00
28 dec 21.00
29 dec 21.00


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Tables 2014!

Welcome to Nimaihuset's yearly vegetarian
Christmas Tables! 


 A colour-dazzling vegetarian (mostly vegan) buffet, 
with traditional and less traditional christmas-tastes from 
the four corners of the world, in Gothenburg's coziest little temple!


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2 occasions:

Sunday 14th December, 13-22

Thursday 18th December, 15-22


Price: 150 SEK


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For booking (required) and details,
phone: 
031–405 108
or mail: 
nimai.arts@gmail.com


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Map: [Click]
 
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A   S p o o n   R e v o l u t i o n   o p e r a t i o n

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hare Krishna Mantra Meditation (Bada Haridas Dasa)

Nimaihuset favourite Bada Haridas in a long, sweet, dynamic kirtan from Festival of the Holy Name 2010 in Alachua, Florida.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta's Disappearance Day

Today is the Disappearance Day of Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura, the great-grand-father of the disciples of Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj, our Spiritual Master. The blog observes this day in a very small and simple manner, due to lack of time because of service to the Temple/Guru/Krishna. This would possibly be justified by Himself, who says: "Meeting the object of service is possible only through service and in no other way", and in so many other quotes and actions have shown us that service (to Krishna) is above law.


Some blog posts by and about Him:

The lion guru (Quote)
Simply by chanting Krishna's name (Excerpt)
Maha Mantra meditation (Letter)
The Universal Teacher (Video documentary)
Sri Radhastami, The Day of Her Advent (Lecture) 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The temporary temple cats (1)

All the outdoor-cats on Nimaihuset's block have now been in the temple and taken a tour – four all in all. The last one was runaway kitten Pink Floyd – very small, beautiful, self-aware and social – who stayed in the basement for half a day before we found the owners.  

Runaway kitten Pink Floyd 
Add to that Nimaihuset-devotees Prema Dhama's and Siddhanta's Giridhari and Gopal (that's a cat, folks – vegetarian, among other amazing things), and Felix (story here)... That's a lot of cats. 

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Photo by Elsa Boman