Thursday, January 21, 2016

Pictures of our dear Gurudeva

Some favorite pictures of Gurumaharaj (Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj)...

Monday, January 18, 2016

The tent: Like it never happened

A leftover tent-post from last summer – so much like-it-never-happened that it never got published.


Stobées Trädgård, Göteborg, on a Saturday noon: 4 hours for a christening. 
The renters had permission from the police, and they sent us a satellite picture of how they wanted the tent put up (marked in yellow). Normally we don't take tent jobs on Saturdays because we're busy all day with the Saturday Feast, but for some reason we said okay.


We were late for the job, and in a hurry to get back and prepare for Saturday Feast. But they got what they wanted, in exact time. And the job... With perfect conditions, double time pressure, and tent job ecstasy (it's service to the Temple/Guru/Krishna, it works that way, direct reciprocation), we were so fast putting it up and taking it down, with just 4 hours between, that it was like it never happened. 
At night, after Saturday Feast, seeing the tent nicely packed in the temple basement, we looked at each other: 
Did we just have a tent job?

Friday, January 1, 2016

The land of Love – Vrindavan consciousness (Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj)

Gurumaharaj from Vrindavan (India), 24 October 2005.

"One of the features of a living individual is his longing. His craving. Which in the material world becomes very sensual and material, but which is in its root cause a very strong spiritual longing. Just like the longing for affection. There is no real physical need for affection, to be caressed, to be talked to with sweet words, but we all have a longing for that. [—] It is the sense of each and every one’s search for love which brings about this longing. And it is clearly indicative that the soul actually longs or is in need for love. This love which we are so needy for, so anxious, is the love for God. [—] It is actually a need for the soul to be in a positive environment where you are appreciated, and where you appreciate."