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


Monday, December 1, 2014

Simultaneously One and Different (Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj from Mayapur 2 days ago)

Gurumaharaj in morning lecture from the banks of the Ganges in Mayapur Dham 29 november 2014, on Truth and devotional service. 


"Acintya bedha-abheda [simultaneous oneness and difference] is the underlying principle of life. It is the one and difference. It is the you – your body and your consciousness – and what is beyond that. Because your are not this body – we hear that a thousand times. But it's not only that you are not this body; in addition to that, you are also something." (1:51)

"The spirit soul is your actual beauty. It's your true beauty." (2:52)

"Acintya bedha-abheda really means that you have a part and parcel of Divinity in yourself, which is so powerful and so beautiful that words can not describe it even. [---] Krishna is the most beautiful, what He makes is also the most beautiful, and you are one of those. You are simultaneously that eternal spark, but you are also someone in this world, in the relative world." (3:35) 

"This world was designed to bring you home, back to Godhead. (8:17)

"If you want to see the Truth, if you want to see the Beauty, then understand that you are meant to be a part of the Divine Plan. And that's so easy. I mean, all you have to do is grab your japa and go: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare – Oh my Lord, please let me be an instrument of Your love. [---] All you have to do is say yes to Krishna, yes my Lord, yes yes yes yes yes forever." (8:40)