Sunday, May 14, 2017

The temporary temple cats (3): Izumi

Today it was time again for the Gårda flea market on our backyard, where we as usual distributed prasadam, nice vegetarian yoga-food. This means the temple temporarily moves outdoors. And if a cat then shows up and hangs out in its circumference, that is a temporary temple cat. And new cat on the block Izumi did. A very sweet little person, 10 months old, who enjoyed hunting dust-particles in the wild, high grass. She also took some time to stop by for a chat with yours truly. Izumi (pronounced like "Ít's me") is japanese and means "Soon spring comes".


First time out on the backyard 
(And the tail speaks clear language: Fun)



Stopped by for a chat


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The serial about the temporary temple cats



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Photo by Emma Torneus


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Early start of the tent season

Garuda Govinda prabhu preparing for satsang with Gurumaharaj in the tent 
on the Swedish mela 2011 

Today at 14.49 we put out the ad for renting out our big party-tent, something we've been doing now and then during summer since 2012. Very early, but you never know... At 15.15 we got this year's first booking. For late August. That is a record in all ways. 

The blog posts about the tent throughout the years:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Old website back

By the kind services of our dear butter thief Makhan Chor, we can now again present the old nimai website. Although a bit un-updated there is tons of stuff inside to explore!

nimai.se

 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Reality beyond banality

I spoke with a sceptic and described the experience of chanting the Maha Mantra, and she said roughly this:

You can't prove that any of that is metaphysically true. The shift in consciousness you describe could be a psychological effect of believing in the mantra and in God. In that case you are just seeking a pleasant experience, and the motivation to that is hedonism.

To which I replied:

Yes, you have a point, but your view is based on nihilism; the assumption that nothing is sacred, that sanctity is a human invention, that life is nothing beyond matter. My view is based on the hope that sanctity is real and exists by itself. The hope that there is a reality beyond banality. The search for sanctity needs no motivation, it is its own motivation. It is life seeking its own reality.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

EXTRA NEWS! A sanctuary on the hills


By Vasudeva Das 

Congratulations to all friends of Nimaihuset!
We have just aquired access and partnership for a place on the hills of Gamlestan. I am collecting a group of happy volunteers who wants to enjoy the spirit of pioneering and building something new!
My vision is to establish a sanctuary for contemplation, art-courses, studies of scriptures and connection with earth through growing food. To a large degree it is already a sanctuary with its beautiful garden and surroundings. The hillside view over Gothenburg allows the mind to take a break. Breath in, breath out. 


Feel most welcome to contact me and investigate if you want to be a part of this.
Haribol!
Vasudeva das 

Contact: vasudeva.das@gmail.com


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Gaura Purnima!

 
On Saturday the 11th March we celebrate Gaura Purnima, the appearance of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (a.k.a. Nimai), the Golden Avatar, coming secretly 500 years ago to freely distribute the highest: pure love of God, and by His own example show the souls in the material world how to go to the Innermost Realm of the Absolute, the heart of God. 

We will sing devotional songs, Arci mataji gives lecture, there will be abisheka (Deity bathing), arati (Deity greeting) and lots of wonderful Prasadam – spiritualized vegetarian food.

17.00!

Warm welcome!


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Gifting water unto herself




Water, just as love, is not a thing.

Yet all sentient beings may adore the queen of elements in her gracious circle dancing

From austere crystal white snow-peaks far above,

liberated under the warm orange-bright sun gaze of her one love.

Only to share her life of giving with everyone.

Nursing each of us, soil sheltered seeds inherent potency.

She melts to flow spontaniously, the fastest path towards the sea

given intuition by earth mothers hearts gravity

As if carried away by her longing, she leaps free from that same gravitation and up she soar towards her Lords as vapour.

alighting the sky with multicoloured clouds of feelings

Adore ye all! just as love, water is life giving.



Gifting Earths heart is brimming over of affection.

In the form of restless liquid waters.

Since ancient times her touch have purifyed the three worlds

all the while remaining ever pure in constitution.



Inexaustable she surges forth, sharing the nature of her being with every living being.

Without descriminating

When two rivers meet, they embrace their alikeness

Uniting the streangth of their longing



A twirling dance merge their core in a confluence.

Then further downstream, separation of the two makes no sense.

So in love as in water, transparent life of giving

sharing their purity with anyone submerging fully



The two are self forgetful pure givers in their innermost hearts intent, non different from their fully flexible form and forever transparent.

With Love we gift water unto herself.

Pranami Srimati Ganga Devi!


Monday, January 30, 2017

Christmas Tables 2016 (Pictures)

A report from the Christmas Tables for our friends, by Satyavrata Muni prabhu. As he points out at the end, not only the love and ecstacy is steadily growing but also the number of visitors. And the popularity. The bookings are coming earlier and earlier. A few days ago (January thus), last year's record (March) was broken when we received the first booking from one of our friends of friends, who wanted to be sure to get a place for him and his family at this year's coming Tables, in 11 months.

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By Satyavrata Muni Das

The 2016 Christmas tables at our Swedish temple Nimaihuset were yet another success! A Christmas table is a Swedish tradition where you visit a restaurant with friends or coworkers in the middle of December and eat from a large buffet of Christmas dishes, where meat, fish and alcohol play prominent roles. We are offering a vegetarian Christmas table two times each December for our friends, for the affordable price of 150 SEK, which is roughly the price of a main course at an ordinary restaurant.


Friday, January 27, 2017

Kirtan on the roof in the Canary Islands

La Gomera, January 2017. Sweet kirtan with devotees from Europe and South America. The Canary Islands televison was filming. Gurumaharaj told our Premsita Mataji, sixty-fourteen yrs old, to join the dancers, who began following her (from 2:50).