Saturday, January 14, 2012

Christmas fulfilled!

Christmas was extraordinary! A nice memory from Berlin 2011. See more of Aksharas videos here:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The kidnapping of a sacred river

"Maybe I did drink the ocean of halahal poison,
but this Yamuna water is much too dangerous for me. Sorry."

India is unfortunatly known for its corruption among politicians and officials. This fact together with corporate greed has led to the killing of Indias sacred heritage. But due to alot of work done by sadhus, locals, environmentlists and politicians to protect River Yamuna the Indian parliament has awakened to the plea for the sacred river. The issue has reached the major TV stations where a 3 hour debate was held where members of the Indian parliament questioned the government what they will do about the river that has been declared "dead" by the Ecological department of India.

The fact is that even though Yamuna emerges completly clean in Yamunotri there is nothing left of her original water when she finally reaches Vrindavan. This is due to an irrigation dam in Harayana that basicly holds back 85% of her waters, while Delhi dumps 3.6 billion litres of city sewage and industrial waste into her EVERY DAY. In this way we can understand that the Yamuna we see in Vrindavan is not the Yamuna that Lord Krishna was bathing in 5000 years ago, she is kept hostage in Harayana and the small percentage that is allowed to escape is completly replaced by sewage and toxic waste.

It's a serious case. If you take action you will have alot of blessings on your head :)

start by reading more in this site:

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Meatfree monday

The daughters of the ex-beatle Paul McCartney got an idea one day to introduce to the world the concept of "meatfree monday"¨(click to see), and with the help of their pop the project was launched. Now it has made it all the way into swedish schools, communes and other establishments.

There are some opinons that one meatfree day a week propaganda would mean that the other 6 days are justified. Well, Gothenburg was not built in a day, and i believe that this is a suggestion that makes it possible to grind in the vegetarian ideal in a bigger scale (as already seen). I find it interesting that there always is someone who complains and finds faults with others efforts, especially when the efforts has been successful in many ways. Consciousness changes gradually, training must be there, and one day a week on an international level for sure is gonna  have someone ask; "what's the reason for this idea? why they want me to not eat meat?"

The spoonrevolution is behind this project and are launching meatfree monday spoon activism every monday. Please get in contact with our Gothenburgian spoonrevolution office and join in. There are unlimited ways of raising awareness, take the chance, have fun, use your imagination and change someones heart. 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Ban on Bhagavad Gita in Russia dismissed

In Russia (Siberia) powers from the church wanted to ban the Bhagavad Gita with the charges that it inspires to terrorism. This caused an uproar in the Indian parlament and of course several protests around the world. The Nimai-gang were there in one such protest in Berlin some days after Christmas. The small repotage above was made by Querio - a spoonrevolution commune of conscious artists who have visited Nimaihuset some years ago. 

Recently the case was dismissed by the court and Bhagavad Gita was freed of all charges.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Saturday feast will be in english as usual, BUT this time the speaker actually have english as his mother tounge. His name is Subal prabhu and he will share his wisdom with us. Come at 17:00 and after the kirtan there will be the class and as usual we expect delicious sacred foodstuffs after :)