Monday, October 29, 2012

Unikt tillfälle, matlagningskurs!

Passa på! Nu blir det matlagningskurs på Nimaihuset.
Söndagen den 18 november dedikerar vi nästan en hel dag i köket. 6 st rätter utlovas!
Anmäl dig senast den 11e november till vegkurs@gmail.com

Mer info: www.vegkurs.info

Välkomna!

Mycket goda resultat!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

God plays (Swami B. V. Tripurari)


Entering the Flow of Lila
By Swami B. V. Tripurari

Lila, or divine play, pastime, is a philosophical/theological necessity arising out of metaphysical worldviews such as Sri Caitanya’s acintya-bhedabheda [inconceivable simultaneous oneness and difference  both horizontal and vertical: soul-soul, God-souls], as well as other Vaishnava interpretations of revelation/Vedanta. Lila also plays a prominent though secondary role in Advaita Vedanta, where the divine play of Godhead is said to be a manifestation of ultimate reality in this world that does not endure in liberation.
The Bhagavata [Srimad Bhagavatam] itself is decidedly theistic and embraces a post-liberated life of participation in lila with God as its end (prema prayojana). Thus it was firmly embraced by Sri Caitanya. Although Krishna lila as depicted in the text represents an impression of the nature and basic structure of his transcendental lila, it at the same time represents an approximation of the lila, for Krishna lila lies beyond the scope of thought and language.


"A post-liberated life of participation in lila with God", in one of the five relationships, rasasArjuna on the left: friend.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ecstasy and cool

Krishna, The Spiritual Sun, on the battlefield of Kurukshetra,
"in the midst of Himself".
Ecstasy (the red in the eyes) and cool.



Thursday, October 25, 2012

Plato's cave. And after liberation?

The 2400 years old works of Greek philosopher Plato can be called the basis of all western philosophy up to modern day. Some go so far as to say that the entire western philosophy history is but a footnote to Plato. If this is so, then all western philosophy must start off in his famous allegory of the cave, describing humanity's situation. (And if it doesn't?)




Plato lets Socrates describe a group of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall, backs to the cave-opening and the sun. The people watch shadows projected on the wall, and begin to ascribe forms to these shadows. The shadows are as close as the prisoners get to viewing reality.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Simply by chanting Krishna's name (Srila Bhaktisiddhanta)

Excerpt from Amrta Vani –
Nectar of Instructions for Immortality

 

By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura


Question 8. When will we understand that Lord Krsna is nondifferent from His holy names?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Auspicious Nectar (Nimaihuset News Bulletin) More 8000 Drums


And the newspapers were there. This is a front page picture from Göteborgs-Posten

And yes, in the background to the right, white parkas, looking like Liam Gallagher incognito (I've seen him incognito, he looks like that), is Yours Truly. 

Doing? 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare 
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Auspicious Nectar (Nimaihuset News Bulletin): 8000 Drums

8000 drums for the healing of Gaia/Bhumi/Sophia/Mother Earth!

The birthday wish of our Gurumaharaj was to arrange the swedish part of the World Conscious Pact-manifestation 8000 drums for the healing of Mother Earth. A lot of countries, a lot of people.

Krishna gives you Guru, Guru gives you Krishna. Just follow the instructions.
"Kan ja väl", said Arci devi dasi ("Sure I can"). And did.
And Malmö followed, and Stockholm, and the Samis, the New Agers, the hippies, Occupy, Greenpeace, Ojnareskogen, and we don't know.

The police asked Arci:
"What is the purpose of the parade?"
"To claim Mother Earth's rights!"
"Okay."
And gave permission.

The swedish national radio asked Arci questions for five minutes.
"We are claiming Mother Earths rights, to heal her, us, and our future, förstår ni väl? (can't you see?)"

And on the 12th october, the birthday/appearance day of Gurumaharaj, we left all we had on hand and went drumming for Gaia.


(Video by Vasudeva das)

About:

Vyasa Puja 2012 in Nimaihuset


Srila Bhakti Aloka Paramadvaiti Maharaj - "Guru Maharaj"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Vyasa Puja - Appearance day of Gurudeva

Vyasa Puja


Saturday 13th October



Nimaihuset


17.00



This week's saturday feast in Nimaihuset we celebrate the appearance day 
of our Gurudeva, Srila Bhakti Aloka Paramadvaiti Maharaj


There will be music meditation, lecture, appraisals, puja (altar ceremony), 
and afterwards prasadam (sanctified vegetarian food)


The feast does not cost anything, but donations are gladly accepted


Welcome! 

_____________________

Nimaihuset, Underåsgatan 24, Göteborg 
Karta / Map

Tel. 031-405 108

E-mail: nimai.arts@gmail.com


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Here is Krishna (Srila Prabhupada)

Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
in Melbourne, Australia, 1974


Interviewer: Your Divine Grace, is the purpose of human life to realize God? 

Srila Prabhupada: Yes that is the only purpose.

Interviewer: Srila Prabhupada, have you realized God?

Srila Prabhupada: What do you think? What is your opinion?

Interviewer: I can't say.

Srila Prabhupada: Then if I say yes, what will you have understood? If you are not expert, then even if I say, “Yes, I am God-realized,” how will you take it? If you do not know what God-realization is, then how can you ask this question, and how will you be satisfied by the answer? Therefore, you should not ask this question. It has no value – unless, of course, you are prepared to accept whatever answer I give. Are you prepared?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Makhan Chor offered his new telephone (Pictures from saturday feast)

Makhan Chor das (aka MC Das, Le Mak and MaCho) has bought a very new, very technical, very expensive telephone, that can do a lot of stuff. To offer it to Mahaprabhu (Sri Krishna Chaitanya, or Lord Nimai), he inaugurated it with pictures from today's saturday feast. 

Offered.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Dovetailing (Srila Prabhupada)

Srila Prabhupada explains bhakti yoga, the technique taught in Krishna Consciousness, as "dovetailing with Krishna" (15:09 – 15:54).




Monday, October 1, 2012

Not religion, not yoga, not philosophy (Chatting with Subal)


[2012/9/29 (Subal)]

Thank you for these two texts. I especially resonated with the part "transcending even spirituality, which is a search in and of itself."

Also the second text... I knew in Quantum physics the observer affects the quality and behaviour of reality BUT I never equated it with maya. It does of course make perfect sense that it is so.

Thanks again!
Subal

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare



[2012/9/29 (Sevananda)]

Yes, transcending spirituality. Just like Krishna Consciousness is neither religion nor yoga  it's just consciousness of What Is. But since this means The Supreme Person, surrender, and devotion, it will look like "religion". And since the purification of one's consciousness is a process, and includes spiritual knowledge, it will look like "yoga"... Neither is it "philosophy". But since it is a systematic science, expounding an idea (the Truth lol), it will look like that. But it's just about love of Godhead — Krishna Prema. Eternal, ecstatic, ever increasing... Or self-realization, the full meaning of it.

Well, quantum physics — what's physics about? Material energy. In sanskrit (and with a deeper understanding): maya... But I didn't connect to that until just recently. 

Hare Krishna
Sevananda