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

Nihilism/Oida course


12 Thursday evenings this autumn, beginning the 14th September, there will be a course in Nimaihuset based on Paul Soares' small book Healing faith, an introduction to Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti's Oida Therapy.
The subject is Nihilism, as an epochal, contemporary, little known, 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 nimai.arts@gmail.com

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: an updated version of Makhan Chor Das' classic vegetarian cookbook Zero Killed, now 100% vegan; Srila BV Atulananda Acharya Maharaj's beautiful prose-poem Razón de Ser, in Swedish translation by Manah-Siksa Devi Dasi; transscribed classes by Srila BA Paramadvaiti Maharaj. 


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, 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


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The serial about the temporary temple cats



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Photo by Emma Torneus

//Sevananda

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!

nimai.se

 

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.
Haribol!
Vasudeva das 

Contact: vasudeva.das@gmail.com


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.

17.00!

Warm welcome!