Monday, April 29, 2013

Satsang with Swami B.A. Sridhar Maharaj!

Welcome to satsang 
with Swami B.A. Sridhar Maharaj!
Saturday the 4th of May from 5 pm
in Nimaihuset!

Satsang means company with an assembly of persons who listen to, talk about, and assimilate the highest Truth.

Swami B.A. Sridhar Maharaj is the first polish sannyasi, disciple of Srila Prabhupada and Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj, and an old and dear friend of Nimaihuset.

Come on up to Nimaihuset and join us for some hi-quality spiritual refill sing mantras and devotional songs, hear Maharaj speaking on the highest Truth, ask questions, and afterwards take some fine prasadam (sanctified food) with us!

The satsang does not cost anything but donations are gladly accepted.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I want to serve You, I want to be with You — Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj yesterday in Berlin

Service, seva — again and again... The purest teaching — love in action. And the main teaching of Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj.

Service gives the highest pleasure, raises consciousness, purifies the mind, clears karma, and yields freedom and immortality; it's how to control the mind, step out of maya/illusion, make spiritual progress, and how to approach The Sentient Absolute/Krishna the only way. And it's how to play, eternally.

(Part 1)

Some blog posts on service:
Service - Samadhi - Lila (Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj)
So the real current is His pastimes (Srila Sridhar Mahraj)
Service to the Absolute  (Srila B.B. Tirtha Maharaj)
Service, service, service (Srila Sridhar Maharaj)
Two instructions (Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu)
Service with and without love (Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj)
Service, Beauty (Srila Sridhar Maharaj)
"By serving." (Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj)
Service (Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj) 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Dovetailing with Krishna (Srila Prabhupada)

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

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sand in the Sweetrice - Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj today in Prague

Hear Gurumaharaj giving some Krishna-katha (talk about Krishna) and get a little taste of the sweet energy that comes from that.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Selected Posts on Krishna Consciousness (7): Neither poetry nor imagination

Excerpt from Subjective Evolution of Consciousness 
— The Play of the Sweet Absolute 

Questions & Answers with Srila Sridhar Maharaj, 
Dr. Marchetti, Dr. Singh, Dr. Murphey, and others

Selected Posts on Krishna Consciousness (6): 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!

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


Selected Posts on Krishna Consciousness 
(3) Absolute Harmony  (Srila Sridhar Maharaj)
(4) Truth and Beauty (Swami B. V. Tripurari)
(5) The right vision (Srila Sridhar Maharaj)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Shudda Shakta


                                                  ``Nature is my religion``
                                                                                  - Srila Gurudeva

              An offering to Swanlike Srila Bhakti Aloka Paramadvaiti Maharaj Gurudeva

O Gurudeva!
From you we learn how to love all devotees
and those that will come to be
You love those great givers of love
 that where here on earth  previously
You know them through their eternal presence
 in divine sound, 
and carry on their gift sharing with all around

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Pictures from Gaura Purnima in Nimaihuset

Gaura Purnima was intensely celebrated for more than 4 hours, and afterwards an opulent amount of fine prasadam was servedThe temple was nicely packed with devotees, bhaktas, friends, and newcomers, and the spirit was high.

Some pictures:

Nimaihuset on Gaura Purnima, with outdoor nightlights in l'heure bleu

Dive deep into Reality

“Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu [Nimai] instructs us to fill our lives with chanting Krishna’s Holy Names. There is nothing permanent and real in this material world except the Holy Names of Krishna.”

— Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Die to Live - Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj today in Berlin

Gurumaharaj on dharma and love – "Die to live"

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Selected Posts on Krishna Consciousness (5): The right vision

From The Loving Search for the Lost Servant 
by His Divine Grace Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj

Devotion to Krsna means sacrifice — die to live. By devotion to Krsna, our whole conception of mundane, self-centered, selfinterested life will be finished totally.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Donations (1): Peach Tree

The latest donation
The bhaktas (vaishnava slang for devotee-hangarounds) love to donate to the temple. Nimaihuset regularly gets all kinds of donations  exotic and domestic fruits, sweets, juice, kitchen machines, cups and glasses, tea-lights, flowers, ingredients for laddus for Laddu Gopal, vaccum cleaners (yes, more than one), cars (yes, more than one), even a cat (Felix, very sweet and polite, but we had to move him to a better place), and what not more...