Saturday, March 14, 2020

Seeking refuge in the holy names

The inspiration to sing God's names, and to seek refuge in this way, is a tradition that has emerged time and again in humanity, and has been emphasized time and again, to take refuge in the sacred names.

And with what attitude? With loving devotion, what else could it be? With loving and willing attention.

And this attitude is called aradhana. That is why this devotion is particularly attributed to its origin, and that is Radha, from whom aradhana comes. And in her we find the enthusiasm, for the devotion, for seeking refuge.

Aradhana gives us the strength to make humble calls for spiritual help. Because if you don't make humble calls, that means you feel you don't need it, that you are above it. But when you are stuck deep in the mud, and have lost your hope, then only these calls, these requests for mercy, are what can help you further.

– Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti (translated from German)

Friday, May 31, 2019

Ny bok på Nimai Arts: Anledning att finnas (Swami Atulananda Acharya)

Anledning att finnasSwami Bv Atulananda Acharyas prosapoem Razón de ser i svensk översättning  Nimai Arts.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Gaura Purnima 2019!

Warm welcome on Saturday the 23rd March to celebrate Gaura Purnima with us, the appearance o Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu – Gaura, the Golden Avatar (a.k.a. Nimai)

Sri Krishna Chaitanya is Krishna Himself – svayam bhagavan – coming "secretly" 500 years ago in the form of a devotee of Himself, to by His own example show the souls in the material world not just the way to liberation but how to go to the Innermost Realm of the Absolute, the heart of God

There will be bhajans, lecture, abisheka (Deity bathing), arati (Deity greeting), and lots of delicious Prasadam


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Srimad Bhakti Nandan Swami Maharaj in Nimaihuset

For 2 days in February we were graced by the precious, sweet association of Srimad Bhakti Nandan Swami Maharaj. 2 days of both fully populated ecstatic evening programs and 3-on-3 happy daytime talks in the kitchen. We share with you the evening lectures here.

Free will 
(13 February 2019)
(Lecture starts at 19:35)

Overcoming envy 
(14 February 2019)

Monday, February 25, 2019

Sri Laddu Gopal has got new night caps (4)

Our dear Sri Laddu Gopal has got new clothes again. Srimati Mataji got him two new dresses when she was in India recently. The dresses are very nice, but the night caps that came with them are the big sensation this time. One purple and one white.

It's always difficult to get the right size of apparels when you don't have the person they're intended for with you, so it would be easy to draw the wrong conclusion here. Because no, the cap is not the wrong size. This is this year's high fashion among the fashionistas in the spiritual world. Big, big caps. The hippest of the hip in the highest abode of existence. Supreme Hipness. No particular colour as far as our intel goes. But purple is always right with dandies. Sri Suvasa ki jay!

Earlier posts about Sri Laddu Gopal's wardrobe:

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Visit by Srimad Bhakti Nandan Swami Maharaj

13th to 15th February we are again visited by Srimad Bhakti Nandan Swami Maharaj – disciple of Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj.

Srimad Bhakti Nandan Swami Maharaj

Srimad Bhakti Nandan Swami Maharaj was born into Srila Sridhar Maharaj's SCS Math and raised by him from the age of 11. He is an original trustee and acharya of the Math.

This is the second time in 6 months we are visited by him, and that is in our opinion absolutely fantastic. Take the chance to get the association of this wonderful Vaisnava and carrier of the presence of Srila Sridhar Maharaj.

Wednesday 13th February 18.00
Thursday 14th February 18.00

The programs include bhajans, lecture, Q&A, and afterwards a delicious meal. 

Free of charge.  

Satsangerna sker i samarbete med Studiefrämjandet

Monday, December 31, 2018

Visit by Srila B.V. Atulananda Acharya Maharaj 7-13 January

The 7th to the 13th January Nimaihuset is once again visited by Srila B.V. Atulananda Acharya Maharaj, disciple of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Sridhar Maharaj, and one of the two acharyas of Vrinda Mission (along with our Gurudeva Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj). He is a spiritual master, a writer and a poet, and a great singer and songwriter in the Vedic tradition, 
known for his ecstatic kirtans.

He is in Europe for a short tour, normally stationed in South America, and we are very excited to invite you to satsang – one week! – with this great vaishnava 
and fantastic person:

Monday 7th January thru Sunday 13th January 
every evening at 18.00

The programs include bhajans and lecture, 
and afterwards a vegetarian meal.
All free of charge.

Don't miss this rare opportunity!

Warm welcome!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Gaudiya-Vaishnava Season's Greeting

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!
Happy Ear and Eery Krishmas!
Hay Ere Krishma!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Christmas Tables 2018!

It is time again for Nimaihuset's traditional 
vegetarian Christmas Tables for our friends (and your friends too)


Warm welcome the 13th and 16th December

2 evenings with an abundance of delicate
vegetarian (mostly vegan) christmas food,
in a friendly and cozy temple atmosphere 

The hours are 15-22 both days
And the price is the same as always: 150:-

To book (necessary), please phone: 031 - 405 108
or mail: nimai.arts@gmail.com

We are so much looking forward to seeing you all again!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Temporary temple cat #10

This little guy, around 1 year old – sweet, affectionate, talkative, strong, well-behaved (knew where to take a leak and where not to) – turned up outside the temple one evening, crying. We found out he came from Hisingen but his owners didn't care about him. He put up at the temple for the night – took darshan from the Deities, honored a few plates of prasadam (spiritualized food, in this case some pumpkin-subji and rice), listened to Srila Prabhupada chanting Hare Krishna all night long, and got a Vaisnava cat name, Nrisimhadeva. The day after we took him to Djurskyddet, where they promised to find him a new home. 

The rumour is all around in Cat World: Go to Nimaihuset, good place, nice people, spiritual progress.

The other 9:

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Contemplations on Guru-Tattva

by Patita Pavana das

Krishna consciousness is still quite young in the West. Only 50 years ago, Srila Prabhupada came and made it known around the world. That is just 2 generations, given a generation of 25 years. Therefore, there are still many misconceptions about the concept of Guru-Tattva and how it reveals itself in this world.

If you first consult the Bhagavad Gita, you can see that the original Guru or spiritual master is Krishna Himself. In one verse it is said that remembrance, knowledge and forgetting come from Him. That means then, that everything anyone in this world could know has its origin in Him. He is Bhagavan and Bhagavan is described in the Tattva-Sandharba by Jiva Goswami as Lord of all energies. He works through his energies, and the original energy from which every other emerges is Srimati Radharani.

Guru-Tattva is a work of Radharani, through which She reveals Krishna. Only through the will of Guru-Tattva can we know Him, otherwise not. As Srila Sridhar Maharaj said, "The finite cannot know the infinite, but the infinite would not be infinite if He could not make Himself understood by the finite." And if that understanding is going on, this revelation, then this transaction takes place through Guru-Tattva.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Vegetarisk matlagningskurs

6 tisdagar med start 9:e oktober ger Mahahari Prabhu från Restaurang Sattva en ny kurs i vegetarisk matlagning där han delar med sig av sina kunskaper och trick. 

Tid: Tisdagar kl 18.30.

Pris: 100 kr per tillfälle, eller 500 kr för alla 6.

Plats: Nimaihuset

Anmälan senast dagen innan.

För anmälan, information och frågor, ring Magnus/Mahahari: 0707-74 36 84
eller maila: nimai.arts@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The bliss of God realization (Srimad Bhakti Nandan Swami Maharaj in Nimaihuset)

Beautiful class by Srimad Bhakti Nandan Swami Maharaj in Nimaihuset 20 August 2018. Simple and basic but powerful and ecstatic. And strong presence of Srila Sridhar Maharaj.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Nityananda and Haridas start the sankirtan movement (Sripad B.R. Sidhanti Maharaj in Nimaihuset)

Ecstatic lecture by Sripad B.R. Sidhanti Maharaj in Nimaihuset 10 August 2018. 
To the core: Gaura-lila, Maha-mantra, Kirtan.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Two prominent visits

We are very happy to invite you to satsanga – association with Truth, the rarest thing in this world – twice in August.

Friday the 10th august and Saturday the 11th we are visited by Sripad B.R. Sidhanti Maharaj, disciple of Srila B.V. Puri Maharaj, one of the siksa-gurus of our guru Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj.

Sripad Bhakti Raksak Sidhanti Maharaj

Friday 10th August 19.00
Saturday 11th August 17.00

Bhajans, lecture, Q&A, and afterwards a delicious meal. 

All free of charge.  


And Monday the 20th August and Tuesday the 21st August we are visted by Srimad B.N. Swami Maharaj – disciple of Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj, the sannyasa-guru of our guru Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj and a great favorite in Nimaihuset.
Srimad B.N. Swami Maharaj was born into Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and raised by him from the age of 11. He is an original trustee and Acharya of his Math. This is such a fantastic visit that we can not find words for it.

Srimad Bhakti Nandan Swami Maharaj

Monday 20th August 19.00
Tuesday 21st August 19.00

Bhajans, lecture, Q&A, and afterwards a delicious meal. 

All free of charge.  

Satsangerna sker i samarbete med Studiefrämjandet