Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Govardhan Puja in Nimaihuset saturday 2 november!

This day we remember Krishna's pastime of lifting the Govardhan Hill on one finger to protect the residents of Vrindavan from the demigod Indra's rage for being neglected in favour of Krishna, the Absolute, and thus showing His devotees the meaning of the final conclusion of Bhagavad Gita: 

Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. 
I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear. 
We will sing bhajans, there will be lecture, there will be arati for Giriraj, and as on every day of the Kartik month we also offer ghee-lamps to Sri Damodar, and afterwards there will be prasadam, with a hill of sweets. 

We start at 17


Monday, October 28, 2013

Srila Sridhar Maharaj Appearance Day Special: Absolute Harmony

Transcription (with minor edits) of an informal talk given by
Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaj

Srila Sridhar Maharaj on the veranda, talking about Absolute Harmony


Harmony, how the things of opposite types can be harmonized by higher principles.
To harmonize things of a particular plane, energy of the higher plane is necessary. Thesis, antithesis — synthesis! Anything — and there must be something anti that. This cannot but be. Some opposition, some opposite conception. Any statement, some opposition, and to harmonize that. Hegel says that this is the process of progress. Progress means this. Whatever there would be — some opposite conception, some opposition, possibility. The possibility of opposition. And then, to do away with the opposition, some greater harmony is necessary. The highest type of harmony is so. The diversity ultimately helps it.

Srila Sridhar Maharaj (biography, links, blog index)

Today is the appearance day of one of the greatest Vaishnavas of recent time and a great favourite in Nimaihuset: Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Your eternal, essential characteristic — that is your religion (Srila Prabhupada)

Excerpt (2) from a lecture on Absolute Love
given in Seattle, Washington, October 1968

You have love within you — you want to love somebody. A young boy tries to love a young girl; a young girl tries to love a young boy. This is natural, because the loving propensity is within everybody. But we have created circumstances in which our love is being frustrated. Everyone is frustrated — husbands, wives, boys, girls. Everywhere there is frustration, because our loving propensity is not being utilized properly. Why? Because we have forgotten to love the Supreme Person. That is our disease.

From tiger to rat (Srila Prabhupada)

Excerpt (1) from a lecture on Absolute Love
given in Seattle, Washington, October 1968 

Srila Prabhupada describes being in maya/illusion  taking something for what it is not and start acting on that: imagining, creating and responding. A rope in the dark may look like a snake; if I believe it and start acting on that, then that is called being in maya. When we forget Krishna, the only thing that there is, this is what happens. It's either Krishna consciousness or maya consciousness, either the rope consciousness or the snake consciousness.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

I can go up to somewhere higher (Srila Sridhar Maharaj)

Excerpt from Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion, Vol III

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Vrindavan (Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākur)

Goloka Vrindavan, Krishna’s own abode – is it real? I was about to say “Just as real as this ’place’”, but that is wrong; it is the Source of Reality, as opposed to this faint, diluted shadow of Reality. How do you “go” there? It’s easy. You raise and purify your consciousness by chanting the Maha Mantra, you change your spirit and activity from enjoying/exploiting/consuming, to serving/dedicating/giving, and you follow the instructions of the Spiritual Master, Krishna manifesting in a soul surrendered to Him, to lead you to Him.



A rare poem by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Thākur

(Written on 18 July 1871 in Śrī Purī Dhām,
published in Śrī Gaudīya Darśan on 12 August 1957)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Srila Prabhupada in New York

Tompkins Square Park, New York 1966.
A pure devotee in the material world, 
representing the highest realm of the spiritual world 
in New York City, the very centre of the spirit of enjoying (maya).

Srila Prabhupada on the blog here

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Vyasa Puja 2013

Vyasa Puja

Saturday 12th October


This saturday we celebrate the appearance day  of our Gurudeva, 
Srila Bhakti Aloka Paramadvaiti Maharaj,
founder of Vrinda Mission and co-founder of World Vaishnava Association

There will be music meditation, lecture, arati and puspanjali (ceremonies of worship)and afterwards prasadam (sanctified vegetarian food)

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


Monday, October 7, 2013

Gurumaharaj in Mallorca (August 2013) singing to Srimati Radharani

This is Gurumaharaj's poem "Commentary to the Maha Mantra" that we posted some time ago  here.
Very beautiful lyrics. Very beautiful music. And singing. Better. Than. Ever.

”Been here before” — When bhakti takes over the mind (Swami B.V. Tripurari)

Excerpt from Be Like Water

(Brackets and links by Nimaihuset)

By Swami B. V. Tripurari

Sunday, October 6, 2013

"He is so merciful. I don't know why" (Srila B.V. Sadhu Maharaj)

From Vrindavan last week: Srila Sadhu Maharaj on His appearance day praising His sannyasa-guru Srila B.A: Paramadvaiti Maharaj (07.09 – 15.38). Some great quotes and beautiful stories adding to the picture of our Gurumaharaj. 

Film by Nimaihuset friend Madhavendra Puri das

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Swami B.A. Sridhar Special!

Swami B.A. Sridhar Maharaj opens for Gurumaharaj (Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj) in the temple basement, doing the Maha Mantra on guitar in his own fantastic, bluesy way, accompanied by some groovy beats, handclaps, and a childlike-sounding choir of response-singing devotees. The best interpretation of the Nimaihuset vibe ever! So good that Yours Truly can not believe it.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Prema Satsang in Nimaihuset with Swami B.A. Sridhar Maharaj

Prema Satsang with Swami B.A. Sridhar Maharaj

Saturday October 5, 17.00

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

Swami B.A. Sridhar Maharaj is a sannyasi (Vaishnava monk) visiting from Poland, disciple of Srila Prabhupada and Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj, and an old and dear friend of Nimaihuset.

The bhaktas (devotee-hangarounds) from restaurant Thali will cook!

Come join the satsang in Nimaihuset  sing devotional songs, hear Maharaj's lecture on the highest Truth, ask questions, and afterwards take prasadam (sanctified food) with us!

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

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