The Lineage Bauls of Bengal also inspired many other successful poets, playwrights and songwriters of the 19th and 20th centuries.
I have created the BHAVA Project (Baul Historical Ashram and Vedic Academy) and Performing Arts, under a Foundation named the Ektara Foundation to preserve my ancient oral living lineage and to create a bridge to inspire young people. Sometimes people see me as having left Baul, and gone to Bollywood. I never ever left Baul or my sadhana, my sadhana is strong, it is a part of my life. I have gathered valuable life experience and am now able to do more for the Bauls. We live in different times, we need to keep the original but times have changed, how can we keep the original in this changing world. The world will not stop so perhaps we need to adapt, to look at our young generation and think how do I get these talented young people interesting in Baul way and also do somthing for them on the world stage? http://ektarabaul.blogspot.com/
Jogesh obtained a job as a temporary sanskrit lecturer at Kolkata University, he met a man names Abhay and became good friends with this man he met at Tollygunge who later became a modern spiritual leader, his name was Abhay Charan Dey who later became known as Srila Prabhupada of Iskcon.
How interesting Mr. Abhay knew both my grandfathers well, and Nabani Das Baul's ancestory being that of Sri Nityananda he also knew that Das and Dasi were names in our lineage, and that we were always considered part of the Gaudiya math lineage, very interesting how life unfolds, and how stories are changed??? In our family we have many stories of Bhaktivedanta Prabupada.
The stories I learned in Bengal and what was passed onto me by my lineage are totally different stories from the stories I am seeing written today? Srila Prabupada invited my dad Purna Das Baul to sing for him in India, London and America, come sing for krishna help raise money in Krishna's honour, over time we realized that they actually were putting the Bauls down behind their backs, taking their names, changing the story, and not mentioning the Bauls, taking things from their lineage and double talking behind their backs, even calling the Gaudiya Math back in India wrong?? .......to be cont'd in full context at a later date..... .