Saturday, October 31, 2015

Saturday feast! Every week!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Srila Prabhupada

Monday, October 12, 2015

First meeting with Srila Prabhupada in Paris (Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj)

Today is the appearance day of our Gurumaharaj Srila Bhakti Aloka Paramadvaiti Swami, founder of Vrinda Mission and co-founder of World Vaisnava Association
A presentation of him can be found here
Blog archive (2007-2015) with lectures, chats, bhajans, pictures and more here.
In this audio he talks about his first meeting with his spiritual master Srila Prabhupada and the meaning of life. (From Berlin the 6th August 2011)

"What are you living for? Why are you here? What gives meaning to your life? Where do you want to deposit your service?"

"I want to serve Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, because His message is love – love for all."

"[Prabhupada said] 'The vani [teachings] is more important than the vapu [body/direct association]. My teachings are the most important. Some people are half a meter from me and don't understand me at all, while others are very far from me and they're right next to my heart. Therefore I order you, you dedicate your life to take this message to others in the world.'"


namah om visnupadaya divya-jnana pradayine 
srimate paramadvaiti swamine nyasi rupine
saranagata bhaktebya suddha-bhakti vidayine 
visuddha bhaktisiddhanta dhara-dhara nisevine

Guru – Simultaneously Absolute and Relative (Srila Sridhar Maharaj)

There are two aspects of the guru – the absolute and the relative. On the "inspired" side, the guru is absolute, and within his own thinking he is a devotee of Krishna – relative: a spirit soul, part and parcel of Krishna (the Absolute). Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj, the sannyasa-guru of our gurudeva Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj, explains.

 Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj

From Sri Guru and His Grace

By the special will of Krsna, gurudeva is a delegated power. If we look closely within the spiritual master, we will see the delegation of Krsna, and accordingly, we should accept him in that way. The spiritual master is a devotee of Krsna, and at the same time, the inspiration of Krsna is within him. These are the two aspects of gurudeva. He has his aspect as a Vaisnava, and the inspired side of a Vaisnava is the guru. On a fast day like ekadasi, he himself does not take any grains. He conducts himself as a Vaisnava, but his disciples offer grains to the picture of their guru on the altar. The disciple offers the spiritual master grains even on a fast day.

The disciple is concerned with the delegation of the Lord, the guru‘s inner self, his inspired side. The inspired side of a Vaisnava is acarya, or guru. The disciple marks only the special, inspired portion within the guru. He is more concerned with that part of his character. But gurudeva himself generally poses as a Vaisnava. So, his dealings towards his disciples and his dealings with other Vaisnavas will be different. This is acintya-bhedabheda, inconceivable unity and diversity.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Vyasapuja 2015 – Appearance Day of Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj

Welcome to celebrate Vyasapuja with us, 
the Appearance Day of our spiritual master 

The real day is Monday the 12th October 
 but the official celebration will be on 
Saturday the 10th

We will sing bhajans (devotional songs), 
give appraisals to our Gurudeva, and make arati (ceremonial greeting) and puspanjali (flower petal rain), and afterwards we take prasadam – sanctified vegetarian feast-food

17.00 in Nimaihuset!

Warm welcome everyone and anyone!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Srimati Radharani's Mercy (Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj)

On Srimati Radharani's appearance day: Srila Gururmaharaj in Seva Kunja, Vrindavan, telling the pastime of how Srimati Radharani lost a foot bracelet one night in the groves of Seva Kunja, and the sad devotee "Dukhi" (sad) Krishna Das sweeping the groves found it, was personally graced by Srimati Radharani Herself, named by Her Shyamananda Prabhu, and given a unique tilaka, with the shape of Her foot and a mark between the tilaka-lines of the form of an ankle bell, and a Deity, manifested from Her heart.
how Krishna Dasa received Radharani's mercy, the name Shyamananda, and his unique tilaka mark - See more at:
how Krishna Dasa received Radharani's mercy, the name Shyamananda, and his unique tilaka mark - See more at:
how Krishna Dasa received Radharani's mercy, the name Shyamananda, and his unique tilaka mark - See more at:
Beautiful, soft.  
Jay Sri Radhe!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Perfection of Yoga (Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj)

Yoga.* Gurumaharaj from Kurukshetra, Berlin, 2013. Intimate, sweet, to the core.

"Deep yoga, inbound yoga – there you find your priorities."

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sri Radhastami Celebration

On Monday the 21st September it's Sri Radhastami – the appearance day of Srimati Radharani, the female part of the Divine Couple.

We celebrate this very special day with bhajans (devotional songs), lecture, puspanjali (flower petal rain), arati (Deity greeting), and afterwards some sanctified vegetarian food – prasadam.

We begin at 18.

Warm welcome!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Swedish Mela 2015 (Video)

The swedish mela 2015 – 7 days in May with Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj, documented in a video. Lectures, excursions, 2 first-initiations (our dear Bhakta Tom became Satyavrata Muni das and Madhu Mangala's father became Nanda Maharaj das), 11 second-initiations, a vedic wedding, and more. 
By Siddhanta prabhu.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Linus på linjen / Mr Linea sings the Maha-Mantra

I am speechless. 
Thank you Sudarshan.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Srila Prabhupada – The Beginning

On the appearance day of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada: The Beginning. An un-commented documentary with scenes from the beginning of his mission in America in the mid-sixties. (The first TV-interview, where he states his mission, can be seen here.) And again: the rest is history. 

Nitya-lila pravista om vishnupada paramahamsa pravivrajakacharya astotarasata Sri Srimad Srila Abhay Caranaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupada ki jaya! 

Srila Prabhupada on the blog:

A declaration of war against Maya (Letter) 
Accepting Krishna (Conversations)
Associating with the sound incarnation of God (Lecture excerpt)
Begin by engaging the tounge (Lecture)

Devotional service will free you (Lecture) 

Dovetailing with Krishna (Video lecture)
Everyone should be happy (Quote)

From tiger to rat (Lecture)
God consciousness — do like this (Quote + Audio)
Godder than the Hindus (Conversation)
Here is Krishna
I am not this dream (Lecture)
I should act for myself (Excerpt)

Jaya Radha-Madhava (Audio lecture)
Maya (Excerpts)
New York, 1966 (Quote)
Nitai-Pada-Kamala (Audio + Purport)
Paramatma (Excerpts)
Plato's cave. And after liberation? (Excerpt, in the commentary)

Rascaldom (1) (Conversation)
Rascaldom (2) (Quote)
Srila Prabhupada cooking for Krishna (Picture)
Srila Prabhupada in New York (Video)
Surrender (Video)
The Brahmana and the Cobbler (Conversation)
The Deity was nicely dressed (Letter)
The first TV interview in New York 1966 (Video)
The Hare Krishna Maha Mantra (Audio + Purport)

The most confidential part of knowledge (Lecture)
The Science of Self Realization (Quote)
We very much appreciate intelligence (Conversation)
Your eternal, essential characteristic — that is your religion (Lecture)
11 hours chanting the Maha Mantra (Audio)


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Govindam Adi-Purusam (Srila B.A Paramadvaiti Maharaj)

Today is Sri Krishna Janmastami, and the blog gives you a gem: Gurumaharaj in Mallorca 2013 singing "Govindam Adi-Purusam", verses 29f of the highly esoteric Sri Brahma Samhitawhat Lord Brahma saw of Sri Krishna in his ecstatic trance of pure devotion

Descending in a straight line of disciplic succession: Lord Brahma's ecstatic descriptions, Sri Jiva Goswami's initiated commentaries on them, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta's flashing purports to them, and Gurumaharaj singing them... 
Follow that attraction.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sri Krishna Janmastami

On Saturday the 5th September we celebrate Sri Krishna Janmastami, the appearance day 5000 years ago of the Source of all Avatars Himself: The Original Person, the Supreme Consciousness, 
the last word of the Absolute Truth, Sri Krishna.

There will be kirtan (congregational devotional songs), lecture about Sri Krishna by Bhakti Shakti Devi Dasi, Children's theatre, abisheka (ceremonial Deity-bathing), arati (Deity greeting), and afterwards Krishna-prasadam – some fine vegetarian, holy food.

The celebration begins at 17.

Warm welcome everyone and anyone!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Balarama Jayanti Celebration

On Saturday 29th August we celebrate Balarama Jayanti, Lord Balarama's appearance day. 

The presence and effulgence of Lord Balarama in a Deity form

Balarama, or Baladeva, is Krishna's first expansion: His big brother in the spiritual world. He is also Sri Guru/the Guru principle, manifesting in the heart of a self-realized soul surrendered to Krishna, to guide the souls in the material world to the spiritual, or more precisely to Vrindavan, the innermost of The Absolute – Krishna-land. 

Come and celebrate with us on Saturday! We will sing bhajans, Brahma-Samhita prabhu gives lecture, there will be arati (altar ceremony), and afterwards we take some fine vegetarian Krishna-prasadam.


Warm welcome!

Monday, August 24, 2015

The tent: Another temporary temple cat

Now and then during summertime the temple expands its range all over Great Gothenburg by means of a 40 square meter big party tent, which we have since Vasudeva's and Arci's wedding, and started renting out occasionally after that. Whether it is an actual expansion of the temple itself or a potential expansion of it as an idea in the Platonic sense, we don't really know. But Gurumaharaj has been in it and sung and given lecture, so vaikuntha sabda – transcendental sound – has filled it, and a fire yajna has been performed in it, so Krishna as Agni has been there too. So maybe. We don't exactly know. But if a cat enters the energy field of the tent, we are inclined to say Lo y'all, another temporary temple cat!

An expansion of the temple. Maybe. In Sätila by Lygnern. 
The renters donated a jar of high quality own-produced honey to the temple.

Lo, y'all! Another temple cat! 
A very friendly little guy, 1-2 years old, pitch black with green eyes.
Very calm, fearless, trusting and sweet.  

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Come to the world of love (Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj)

Another great intimate lecture from the days around Christmas in Berlin 2011. Gurumaharaj on his favorite topic: Love. 

"Love for God is in your heart already. It's a potential, it just has to be awakened. By what? – You have to hear, you have to listen to the heart, to the words coming from pure-hearted people – those who are pure in purpose, those who love God, who talk about God."

Listen to this.

 (Picture by Rasa Lila dd)