19 Apr 2012
Call for Seva
-Being able to use power tools for carpentry: router, electric saw, drill, sander, etc.
-Being able to lift 25kg.
Start: any time, as soon as possible
Minimum 3 weeks, if possible 4 – 6 weeks.
35 – 40 seva hours per week (min. 7 hours per day, min. 5 days a week)
Room and food for free. Attending morning and evening prayers possible.
Please apply with your full name, your work experience and a photo. Please let us know any disabilities in advance. Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bring a valid European health insurance card.
For any questions please contact:
Mataji Tusti email@example.com, 0049 (0)178 539 1406.
12 Apr 2012
9 Apr 2012
6 Apr 2012
- Jesus is condemned to death
- Jesus accepts the cross
- Jesus falls the first time
- Jesus meets His Mother
- Simon of Cyrene carries the cross
- Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
- Jesus falls the second time
- Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
- Jesus falls the third time
- Jesus is stripped of His garments
- Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross
- Jesus dies on the cross
- Jesus' body is removed from the cross (Deposition or Lamentation)
- Jesus is laid in the tomb and covered in incense.
My Father, the work which you have given me to do, I have accomplished. My Father, to you I commend my spirit.
"Before the crucifixion, He knew that inside Himself something great was happening, something that human minds can’t understand. He materialised His body into light, like He did when He transmuted Himself on the mountain.
How many people will really understand that? Not many. He did it to show that within our body lies the spiritual body. We all can access this spiritual body if we really want it. By the way, through the crucifixion Jesus showed that He was not just this mere human being crucified, He accepted all, in order to rise above the illusion and become the light. That is what man is here for – to continuously remind one that within this body there is the spiritual body, and that this is the reality. The other body can make this body grow above it.
But as long as we identify ourselves with the mere human being, we will always be this human being that we want to be. Do you want to be Divine or not? Then be it! Go ahead by reminding yourself continuously that you are God’s child. Pass through the stage of being a child of God until you can say afterwards “I and my Father are one.” From the son of man, who is human, to the son of God, who is reminding us continuously that we are Gods, until we can say “I and my Father are One.”
3 Apr 2012
"He is calling everybody to resurrect with Him
and to let the old man, the old one who is inside of you die,
and to let the new one resurrect together with Him.
That is the resurrection of Christ.“
Sri Swami Vishwananda, Easter 2009
Let us plant seeds of hope and resurrection together!
At Easter we celebrate the beginning of the new seasons, the blossoming of nature and the return of the sun after a long winter period. We would like to share Swamiji´s thoughts on the resurrection of Jesus, on His works and His teachings with you.
Our Easter package contains:
- A little wooden cross blessed by Swamiji.
- A photo on canvas of the icon of the risen Christ in our chapel, painted by Swamiji.
- “Resurrect with Christ”, a wonderful booklet of over 100 pages with words of Swamiji about Easter and its deeper meaning. (in english)
- Tulsi Seeds (Saint Helena found the cross of Jesus' crucifixion due to the fact, that the ground there was strewn with basil (Tulsi). Just like the Hindus, the orthodox Christians venerate basil as a sacred plant.
PS: Our Easter package costs 35,- Euros, Friends of Bhaktimarga get a discount of 10% on the package. To buy it please send an e-mail to:
Proceeds go to the renovation of the Ashram.
1 Apr 2012
Lord Rama incarnated to save his devotees from the tyrant, Ravana, and he is worshipped as an epitome of an ideal man. One who is good and true and the one who is ideal in every regard - a perfect son, an ideal brother, a wonderful husband, a great father and mighty king. He is not simply thought of as a hero, but as someone who is the true representation of a flawless man. It is believed that listening to the story of Rama cleanses the soul.
Meditating on the noble Rama and chanting his name is believed to ease the pains of life and lead one to moksha, or liberation. Devotees fast on this day seeking perfection as human beings, offer puja and also sing bhajans praising the deeds of Lord Rama, his loyal brother Lakshman, his devoted wife Sita and Rama's greatest devotee Hanuman. For our 2010 Celebration, Swamiji told stories about Lord Rama and talked about the significance of chanting Ram-Naam or the name of Lord Rama.