Thursday, December 7, 2017

Prabhupada dictionary

Srila Prabhupada used some English words which have unfortunately fallen out of fashion these days. In order to understand his books better, I collected a list of words I was unsure about, and looked up definitions on and, choosing the ones which best fit the context in which Prabhupada used the words.

to bear patiently; to endure without yielding; to wait for; to accept without objection

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Tables!

The tradition from 2007 for you our friends 
(and your friends too) continues!
Welcome to our vegetarian (mostly vegan) Christmas Tables!

Thursday 14th December, 15-22
Sunday 17th December, 13-22

To book, please phone 031–405 108
or mail:

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

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Prayer for Union with Love for All

Prayer for Union with Love for All

Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti's  contemporary interpretation and commentaries to Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Sri Sri Siksastakam 

A scientific spirituality which will guide you to realize union that brings you together with others. The Prayer for Union with Love for All is a meditation in poetic form, a process of eight natural steps that reveal how to reestablish our personal relation to Inner Peace and Truth. This healing prayer of Gauranga 1486-1534, was originally written in Sanskrit. This meditation will take you to the realization of your purpose as Mother Earth’s child.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Pictures from Srila BV Atulananda Acharya Maharaj's visit

4 pictures from 4 days of very precious company with something as rare in this world as a vaisnava sannyasi Gurudeva.

An Andinian yogi in Gupta Vrindavan Nimaihuset

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Be a yogi (Srila BV Atulananda Acharya Maharaj in Nimaihuset)

Evening class by Srila B.V. Atulananda Acharya Maharaj 22nd November 2017.
Beautiful and ecstatic.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

Srila B.V. Atulananda Acharya Maharaj satsangs

The 20th to the 24th November Nimaihuset is for the second year in a row visited by Srila B.V. Atulananda Acharya Maharaj, disciple of Srila Prabhupada and one of the two acharyas of Vrinda Mission (the other being our Gurudeva Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj) – spiritual master, poet, and a great singer and songwriter in the Vedic tradition. 

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

Monday 20 November 18.00
Tuesday 21 November 18.00
Wednesday 22 November 18.00
Thursday 23 November 18.00

The program includes bhajans and lecture, 
and afterwards a nice vegetarian meal will be served.
All free of charge.

Don't miss this rare opportunity!

Warm welcome!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Gurumaharaj portrait

My beloved spiritual master 
Portrait of Srila BA Paramadvaiti Maharaj by Vasudeva and Karuna Mayi.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Vegetarisk matlagningskurs

6 tisdagar med start 24:e oktober ger Magnus/Mahahari från Resturang Sattva en 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 (måndag).

För anmälan, information och frågor, ring Magnus/Mahahari: 0707-74 36 84
eller Nimaihuset: 031-405 108
eller maila:

Friday, October 6, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fleamarket in Gårda

The temple-stand is exactly in the middle of the picture 

The hipster-district Gårda where the temple is situated (or manifested) has 2 yearly low-key fleamarkets, quite popular (OK, they're the best in town), in the temple backyard. Hipsters, rave-kids, spiritual people, artists, and some normal people too, passing on various necessities of life to each other at low prices, and having a nice time in the outskirts of the temple energy to the sound of some cool music – this time a DJ selling the records he was playing, sometimes in the middle of a track. And we always serve prasadam – spiritualized vegetarian food. Some pictures from this year's autumn-"loppis":

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Oida course

12 Thursday evenings this autumn, beginning the 14th September, there will be a course in Nimaihuset based on the small book Healing faith by Paul Soares, an introduction to Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti's Oida Therapy.
The subject is Nihilism and Oida. Nihilism as a little known, epochal, contemporary, global phenomenon. What it is, where it comes from, what its workings and expressions are, what the dangers and the possibilities are, and how to get through it – and this is where it meets with spirituality and the Oida Therapy of Swami BA Paramadvaiti. From the introduction of Healing faith:

The course is free of charge, but you need the book (20 SEK in Nimaihuset).
If you are interested, register for the course by sending an e-mail to

Healing faith is available online for free reading here.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Absolute truth and love for the absolute

There can be only one truth. Either something is true or it's not. We might think we know so much about the external and internal world, but actually life is much more a mystery to us. Our senses can only precive of a small part of the environment that surrounds us. There is so much we can't explain about nature and the universe, biology, the mind and most of all the very consciousness that we are.

There is a truth to everything, an absolute truth that for us can be known to some degree. Our perception of life is very limited but it can be expanded.

The forefathers and the ancient tribes of this world were more in tune with themselves and nature. They could understand much about the world that modern science has not figured out today.

The Vedas teach us that the absolute truth and the source of life can reveal itself. If we cherish and nourish our relationship with nature and the absolute whole, then knowledge and wisdom can be given to us. It can be realized in the heart, not coming from speculation of the mind or explored by our limited senses.

Life teaches us Love for nature, Love for the creation of life, Love for the divine, Love for every soul and the presence of the divine in every living being. Love is the act of selfless giving, which is the nature of the soul.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Nimai Arts!

Nimai Arts is the name of Nimaihuset's new book publications venture. Under this label we will publish books and booklets with some relation to Nimaihuset. Click the logo above to go to the page.

The first book is already out, Healing faith, an Oida-book, and more are planned: transscribed classes by BA Paramadvaiti Swami; the beautiful prose-poem Razón de Ser by BV Atulananda Swami in Swedish translation; an updated version of Zero Killed, Makhan Chor Das' classic vegetarian cookbook, now 100% vegan

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Paramadvaiti Vani

"My hearts only treasure is my Lords pleasure" - Srila Gurudeva B.A Paramadvaiti Maharaj

Fulfilled within to the brim with divine love for Sri Guru Gaura Radha Vrajeshvara You overflow, flooding the world with acts of compassion.

When will I become my service responsability? The greatest gift you ever gave me. That would be my ability to respond to your love, Gurudeva The golden rule we pray to be allowed to follow goes as follows: "practice what you preach" otherwise, the two will be hollow. Please give us streangth to pursue our sadya to forever mend the daily circle of sacred sadhana

Sadhakas worship the Bhagavata Parampara river at dawn, midday and sunset.

A river that never stop for a moment to explain its forceful descent. yet constant flows her sermon of example, perfectly poetic and fluent.

The Gopis ever restless hearts, stirred by the flute song of the absolute gives them no peace for jappa, engaging both their hands in kunja seva. Gauras pure devotees, reflecting His bright magnanimity His generals within the world, engulfed in the gloom of the age of misery. Certainly in need of both their hands to play the brihad mridanga

My exalted Gurudeva is such a rare magnanimous Raganuga whose only practice is to preach. Certainly he is Paramadvaiti, the embodiment of the highest unity

“pujala ragapata gaurava bhange, matala harijana visaya range”

Bhagavad Gita 18,68-69

the Blessed Lord said:

For one who explains this supreme secret to the devotees, pure devotional service is guaranteed, and at the end he will come back to Me. There is no servant in this world more dear to Me than he, nor will there ever be one more dear.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Confined to be free

The absolute Truth, eternal existance a timeless singularity. impregnates with a mere glance the womb of Material relativity Thus this cosmic world, the Goddess of time and space nurtures innumerable living entities, not yet ready. Embryonic experience is very limited. We within time and space are naturaly conditioned. Yet we are all meant to live free. One day we may see nature, our Mother, face to face and rejoice together as brothers and sisters. As parts of one singular family. Whats true is so, known or not by me and you. Truth is, you are, verified by your own experience The ultimate evidence. Perhaps I never was blessed with your presence, yet you are true, alike all living at present. Our seedgiving Father, Truth himself, is not someones relative opinion, but a person with Absolute dominion. A Supreme Love authority with all auspicious qualities. Truth and Natures many children. parts and parcels, infinitesimal, infinitly small units unseen sources of all sight. each of us a confluence of senses, Center observers of five river currents forceful might As consumers we are not yet ready for true family life. Living love in reverse. Here we are, deathfearing immortal beings. in rapt attention we monitor the five river confluence. Trapped in the calculation " whats in it for me" as predators on prey, sharpening our claws we lay upon ourselves a stringent law "survival of the fittest" as they say we are not meant to be consumers but contributers we are not bottomless pits, but inexhaustable fountains meant to emit a life of giving means true living. Let us begin today the ending of reverse living Dying to live truly, longing for our birthday within Into a world where intent forms in an instant where the law is love alone

Friday, June 2, 2017

Thank God! 
No need for any convertion.
There is only one true religion.
That of love for one and all.

To flow, ice dont need to convert to another element.
liquidity is there inherent

Simply expose your eyes to the suns warm gaze
alow the beauty to stunn your mind silent
now listen as the pure lovers prays
and melt...

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The temporary temple cats (3): Izumi

Today it was time again for the Gårda flea market on our backyard, where we as usual distributed prasadam, nice vegetarian yoga-food. This means the temple temporarily moves outdoors. And if a cat then shows up and hangs out in its sphere, then that is a temporary temple cat. And new cat on the block Izumi did. A very sweet little person, 10 months old, who enjoyed hunting dust-particles in the wild, high grass. She also took some time to stop by for a chat with yours truly. Izumi (pronounced like "Ít's me") is japanese and means "Soon spring comes".

First time out on the backyard 
And the tail speaks clear language: Fun

Stopped by for a chat


The serial about the temporary temple cats


Photo by Emma Torneus


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Old website back

By the kind services of our dear butter thief Makhan Chor, we can now again present the old nimai website. Although a bit un-updated there is tons of stuff inside to explore!


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Reality beyond banality

I spoke with a sceptic and described the experience of chanting the Maha Mantra, and she said roughly this:

You can't prove that any of that is metaphysically true. The shift in consciousness you describe could be a psychological effect of believing in the mantra and in God. In that case you are just seeking a pleasant experience, and the motivation to that is hedonism.

To which I replied:

Yes, you have a point, but your view is based on nihilism; the assumption that nothing is sacred, that sanctity is a human invention, that life is nothing beyond matter. My view is based on the hope that sanctity is real and exists by itself. The hope that there is a reality beyond banality. The search for sanctity needs no motivation, it is its own motivation. It is life seeking its own reality.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

EXTRA NEWS! A sanctuary on the hills

By Vasudeva Das 

Congratulations to all friends of Nimaihuset!
We have just aquired access and partnership for a place on the hills of Gamlestan. I am collecting a group of happy volunteers who wants to enjoy the spirit of pioneering and building something new!
My vision is to establish a sanctuary for contemplation, art-courses, studies of scriptures and connection with earth through growing food. To a large degree it is already a sanctuary with its beautiful garden and surroundings. The hillside view over Gothenburg allows the mind to take a break. Breath in, breath out. 

Feel most welcome to contact me and investigate if you want to be a part of this.
Vasudeva das 


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Gaura Purnima!

On Saturday the 11th March we celebrate Gaura Purnima, the appearance of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (a.k.a. Nimai), the Golden Avatar, coming secretly 500 years ago to freely distribute the highest: pure love of God, and by His own example show the souls in the material world how to go to the Innermost Realm of the Absolute, the heart of God. 

We will sing devotional songs, Arci mataji gives lecture, there will be abisheka (Deity bathing), arati (Deity greeting) and lots of wonderful Prasadam – spiritualized vegetarian food.


Warm welcome!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Healing faith (New book, free download)

Healing faith is a small introductory book by Paul Soares on Swami Paramadvaiti's Perennial Psychology – Oida Therapy Manual (2014). 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Gifting water unto herself

Water, just as love, is not a thing.

Yet all sentient beings may adore the queen of elements in her gracious circle dancing

From austere crystal white snow-peaks far above,

liberated under the warm orange-bright sun gaze of her one love.

Only to share her life of giving with everyone.

Nursing each of us, soil sheltered seeds inherent potency.

She melts to flow spontaniously, the fastest path towards the sea

given intuition by earth mothers hearts gravity

As if carried away by her longing, she leaps free from that same gravitation and up she soar towards her Lords as vapour.

alighting the sky with multicoloured clouds of feelings

Adore ye all! just as love, water is life giving.

Gifting Earths heart is brimming over of affection.

In the form of restless liquid waters.

Since ancient times her touch have purifyed the three worlds

all the while remaining ever pure in constitution.

Inexaustable she surges forth, sharing the nature of her being with every living being.

Without descriminating

When two rivers meet, they embrace their alikeness

Uniting the streangth of their longing

A twirling dance merge their core in a confluence.

Then further downstream, separation of the two makes no sense.

So in love as in water, transparent life of giving

sharing their purity with anyone submerging fully

The two are self forgetful pure givers in their innermost hearts intent, non different from their fully flexible form and forever transparent.

With Love we gift water unto herself.

Pranami Srimati Ganga Devi!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Christmas Tables 2016 (Pictures)

A report from the Christmas Tables for our friends, by Satyavrata Muni prabhu. As he points out at the end, not only the love and ecstacy is steadily growing but also the number of visitors. And the popularity. The bookings are coming earlier and earlier. A few days ago (January thus), last year's record (March) was broken when we received the first booking from one of our friends of friends, who wanted to be sure to get a place for him and his family at this year's coming Tables, in 11 months.


By Satyavrata Muni Das

The 2016 Christmas tables at our Swedish temple Nimaihuset were yet another success! A Christmas table is a Swedish tradition where you visit a restaurant with friends or coworkers in the middle of December and eat from a large buffet of Christmas dishes, where meat, fish and alcohol play prominent roles. We are offering a vegetarian Christmas table two times each December for our friends, for the affordable price of 150 SEK, which is roughly the price of a main course at an ordinary restaurant.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Kirtan on the roof in the Canary Islands

La Gomera, January 2017. Sweet kirtan with devotees from Europe and South America. The Canary Islands televison was filming. Gurumaharaj told our Premsita Mataji, sixty-fourteen yrs old, to join the dancers, who began following her (from 2:50).