Tuesday, May 2, 2017


The only Legendary Baul and the last of the real Bauls of Bengal, (Lineage Baul) Nabani Das Khyappa Baul

Baul songs

Baul songs from this lineage, these songs and the tune are from Babu Kishan's lineage and his family. Most Bauls now sing them but have no idea who the author is.

Nabani Das Khyapa Baul wrote the lyrics and tune for:
  1. Ghole Malee Ghole Malee,
  2. Bhalo Kore Porga Schoole  -Nabani Das Baul song and tune, it is a song about about Sri Chaitanya and Nityananda (Nitai)  Revolution of Love and Baul Kirtan. The Vaishnava Bauls made this revolution famous because they are the original Das and Dasi, it was Nitai who taught Baul song and dance to Chaitanya.

Gaudiya Math and Iskcon hijacked ‘Vaishnava Baul Kirtan’ and song and dance distorting this tradition. There is something that people need to understand Chaitanya was a scholar, he was not a poet or Baul, it was Nityananda and his lineage going back thousands of years that were the poets, philosophers and musical, the original Hare Krishna singers and dancers.

  1. Menka Mathay Delo,
  2. Hridmjhare Rakhbo,
  3. Kichhu Din Mone Mone. ​Kichchu Din Mone Mone was officially recorded by my father Purna Das Baul  in the 1960's at India's First Record company, Hindustan Records.Kicchu Din Mone Mone was written by Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and it is part of this lineage Baul.
  4. Jemon Beni, written by Rasaraj Gosai -  Jemon Beni, written by Rasaraj Gosai - (Nabani Das Baul's uncle) Rasaraj Gosai was a prominent Sanskrit ORAL Scholar and Baul poet in Bengali history. Never married and the greatest tantric and tantric poet. Music composed by Nabani Das Baul and singing by Purna Das Baul who is the first to record this Baul poetry. I just want to let you know this is not a Bengali folk song, none of these songs are folk songs they are Baul songs Spiritual songs. These songs are a deep meditation and Sadhana and are a discourse with a  deep philosophical meaning.

These songs have all been recorded many years back at Hindustan Records which was the first official Music Company in India. Purna Das Baul has recorded all and many others. This is how Baul became famous, through first Nabani Das Khyapa Baul, Purna Das Baul and Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul. There are many more songs, however, a separate book will have to include all the music of this lineage. There are thousands of songs.

Three Indian Bengali Cinema Music Directors, Pankaj Mallick, Timir Baran, Raichand Boral, recorded Purna Das Baul an award winning India Vocalist and the Greatest Baul singer. These music directors respected ‘Nabani Das Khyapa Baul’, they were his friends and well wishers.

Approximately twenty times Ghole Malee Ghole Malee was recorded worldwide and eighteen times it was recorded by Babukishan and everytime it was recorded it was a super duper hit.

Today these songs are sung by all Bauls without any of them giving credit to the Baul who wrote it ‘Nabani Das Khyapa Baul’ it is interesting because it was ‘Purna Das Bauland this lineage that own these famous songs but yet they sing them and say they are from a different lineage? This was never a problem previously but I think now that so many ‘fake Bauls’ and stories are being made up, the hijacking and actor Bauls who claim and follow this lineage but never say the truth. It is time for the truth of Baul to come forward to preserve this tradition before it is lost forever.

These are not Bengali Folk Songs they are spiritual songs from this family, this lineage. They should be protected in proper context as respect to this lineage.

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The ONE & ONLY "Legendary Baul Women" - Manju Dasi

Manju Dasi Baul, was Babukishan's mother and the very first Baul women to travel outside of India, she traveled outside and inside of India for over 50 years starting in the 1960's. 

Manju Dasi preformed on all the most (prestigious) stages, concert halls and stadiums around the world. She sang in front of at least 4 Presidents of India, top Stars of India and the West, top Musicians, many Ministers in India and hundreds of respected Guru's and Spiritual giants in India and around the world. 

Manju Dasi was not a regular Baul, she was a Baul in the days when people knew who and what was a Baul and she was paid for her work.

 She was a top rated vocalist and musician she taught Baul music to the top. She performed in front of millions of people in India and outside of India. 

In India and around the world you can sing for free, anybody can, even I can go anywhere to sing at different place and dress up as a Baul and today people would believe me because no one has a clue what is real and what is not. I have learned a few songs and can sing and lecture for free, but I will never be a Baul even after 12 years 24/7, it is just impossible even though I am a women, I am not from Baul, I can learn it all but I can never be Manju Dasi or Brajabala Dasi or Radharani Dasi? 

In today's world you must know your worth. Manju and Purna Das Baul were # One, India Vocalists the first to travel oversea's and yes they were Lineage Baul. They knew how to sing Baul songs, they knew who wrote the poetry and they knew that Baul originates in Sanatan Dharma not in Buddhism or Islam. 

Just as Babu Kishan is an accomplished Composer, a creative genius and a Baul Guru, he should not be expected to sing for free because fake Bauls new Baul singers are singing for free, with so much drama and most people do not even know, it is not Baul at all. They say Baul and Baul Master but they are not Baul. They have made up their Lineage, there is not other Baul Lineage except this lineage of Baul. 

There are other Lineages for other groups but not for Baul. The only Lineage of Baul comes from Ekkachakra Birbhum Bengal. They are descendant of Sri Nityananda who was a Avadhuta Baul. 

Not all Bauls in this lineage are Avadhuta's however, Nabani Das Khyapa Baul was, he followed the path of Baul Tantric Avadhuta. This is well known and well recorded. Remember this lineage of Baul and their songs have all been recorded and preserved decades ago. 

Remember what the new Baul singers are singing are songs from this lineage, such as Hridmajahare Rakhbo poetry of 
Nabani Das Khyapa Baul, and Kichhu Din Mone Mone which were already recorded in the 1960's by Hindustan Records singing by Purna Das Baul. A women new Baul singer making up a poets name on Kichhu Din Mone Mone. How can you call yourself a Baul Master? When you don't even know the name or say you are from a lineage but sing the songs of this lineage posting another name to Nabani Das Baul's song?

You get what you invest in. If you want to know real Baul, there is a fee or donation. This family of Baul has fundraised for hundreds of temples, organizations and groups for decades. They have fundraised for others.

Manju should be remembered she was a Baul, the wife of Purna Das Baul. She is the one and only Legendary (Lineage) Baul who took Baul to the world. Her story must be told, a few are tying to copy her and the other Legends of this (one and only Lineage). Authentic Baul singing comes from the soul, it is not drama, tears rolling down you eyes. It takes a lifetime to master Baul, women or not. 

Manju Dasi is legendary, her story is legendary, she is the first and only authentic Women Baul to travel worldwide for more than 50 years she was side by side with her husband the Legendary "Purna Das Baul' along with Babu Kishan.

Manju Dasi beside Purna Das Paul on one side, The (now) President of India on the other side (Pranab Mukerjee).

Manju Das Baul was the first person to record Lalon Fakir songs, she was always interested in preserving Lalon Fakir songs as she was from Bangladesh when it was part of India. 

A LINEAGE Baul Is be brilliant energetic, genius  as they are from the Oral Sanskrit tradition of Vaishnavism in Bengal.
Manju Dasi is from the one and only Lineage of Baul, the roots of Baul, she was best friends with Indira Gandhi and traveled all of India playing on the (most prestigious, biggest stadiums and stages in India in front of millions of people). 

Manji Dasi was a Classically trained Indian singer. If not for her no one would know what Baul is in this world. She started traveling back in the 1960's. 

1970's in Australia

Manju Dasi is the first women Baul to travel outside of India. She is from a Lineage of Women Bauls who were Guru's to other women. Brajabal Dasi, Radharani Dasi, and many others who were Legends in Birbhum Bengal. Manju Dasi has music recorded on the biggest Music Labels in India.

Manju Dasi and Indira Gandhi, they traveled all of India many times and Manju Dasi sang in front of Millions of people for Indira Gandhi, Sanjay and Rajiv Gandhi along with Purna Das Baul and Babu Kishan.. This is history, this is a Legendary Baul Women, her story will be told along with other Legendary Baul Women. They must not be forgotten and replaced with made up stories. This is the only Lineage of Bauls of Bengal. (period) full and final.
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Monday, May 1, 2017

Nobody in India or outside would know who the Bauls are without this pioneering one and only lineage. Baul is preserved but it is extinct.

These photos were taken by Rabindranath Tagore, Nabani Das Khyeppa Baul was the last real authentic Baul to walk on earth. He was a super healer, Tantric Avadhuta Baul. 

Being a Baul back then was a very difficult life in Bengal, if anybody thinks it is difficult today, back in Nabani's time it was super difficult. He wandered all over India, Nepal and Tibet. He was a sadhaka at Tarapith and had the blessings of Bhama Khepa and many other well known. He was a Legend and when he passed in 1969 the whole of Birbhum closed down in his honour. He never came to the West.

Photo of Nabani Das Khyapa Paul, Rabindranath Tagore

In the last 50 years during Babukishan time he was telling how difficult to educate people about Baul back in the 1960's until the modern computer and internet. They traveled and made arrangements all over the globe by mail, they set the ground for the new Baul singers to copy and follow. 

If not for Purna Das Baul, Nabani Das Baul, Lakshman Das Baul, Manju Dasi and Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Paul nobody would know what or who a Baul is because it was them who traveled and sang for the past almost 80 years worldwide, teaching at Universities. It is easy to sit on the side line and criticize who is Baul and what has happened to the Baul of Bengal.
50 years this Year since The Bauls came to America, 1967

There are very few people today if any who understand what and who the Bauls are. I often hear the Bauls do not speak sanskrit.. that is completely wrong. They did speak Sanskrit and were the biggest Sanskrit Scholars in the Oral Tradition. The young generation and when I say young I mean the people who have only observed the Bauls for the past 30 or 40 years do not know who the Bauls are because the ones that have come after this time period do not speak Sanskrit. Most do not even know who wrote what song or the discourses behind the songs. Baul is being sold as something it was never meant to be. Sad but true and now we have the fundraisers who are using Baul to fundraise. Baul is already preserved.

This family, these Bauls were extraordinary, in talent and ability. Nabani Das Khyapa Baul sang for Nehru before his speeches all over India. Nabani was the Baul who initiated Rabindranath Tagore into Baul and Tagore appointed Nabani as Baul professor at his University in Shatiniketan. Purna Das Baul, Manju Dasi and Babukishan did the same for Indira Gandhi, Sanjay and Rajiv Gandhi. They sang on the most prestigious stages in India and world wide, no one can claim or compare.

Nabani Das Khyeppa Baul was LEGENDARY in India, he never left India, it was Purna Das Baul and Laxshman Das Baul his 2 son's who were the first Bauls to leave India, on their fathers advice to Sally Grossman and her husband Albert B Grossman and Allen Ginsberg. Nabani was Allen 
Ginsberg's Guru, no other Bauls... especially from Bangladesh had any contact with Ginsberg or Bob Dylan. 

You have to know that no Baul had ever been out of India expect Purna Das Baul until the 1950's he went to Russia. The first Bauls to travel to America 50 years ago in 1967 because they were the only Lineage Bauls.

Manju Dasi and Babukishan, also worked endlessly preserving this one and only Lineage of the Bauls. They preformed at concerts around the world, teaching at Universities and giving Baul respectability. It may seem like it was easy but it was not as their English was weak and there were no computers and telephone cost a fortune back in the day, from India to the world. it was very expensive they gave up their life to preserve the Baul of Bengal.

Purna Das Baul performing in Delhi in front of Indira Gandhi, all Ministers and The President of India at the time Zail Singh (1982-1987)
The one and only Great Gospel singer from America Mahalia Jackson as a guest in Purna Das Bauls home in Calcutta, she loved his singing and when she came to Calcutta to visit Mother Theresa she had to visit Purna Das Baul.

Manju Dasi is the one and only Legendary Baul Women to travel outside of India for more than 50 years. I am going to write the real story of Baul women. Today everybody calls themselves a Baul it is seriously messed up and making a mess of this the only lineage of Baul. Why, I do not know, I guess it is a way to fame because of the accomplishments of this lineage. But please do not sing their songs and put other poets names on, it is so distasteful.
Others Bauls have followed or tried to follow in this lineages foot steps, going where they went and floating off the work and ground they laid. Babu and his family opened the doors for all Bauls, many have tried to do the same, it seem today people are more confused than ever about who and what Baul is mostly because of books and new Baul singers. This lineage family of Bauls has been traveling for more that 70 years. Babukishan for more than 40 years, spreading his one and only Lineage. There is no other lineage of Bauls, do not be fooled.

Purna Das Baul was given the title Baul Samarat by the first President of India:

Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963) he was given the award because he was India's first Vocal singer outside of India to win a Gold Metal for his vocal performance at the Russian Youth Festival which included participants such as Indian Cinema super star Raj Kapoor and Nargis ect.
Purna Das Paul was the first Gold Metal for Bengal from a Baul, nobody knew what a Baul was he did not give himself this title, it was an honour bestowed upon him and yes he has it on the outside of his house and he should be proud as he was given many, many titles, awards and honours over his almost 80 years, he is a great singer, one of the first super famous India Vocalist who traveled outside of India (that is Legendary). 
Mick Jagger, Purna Das Baul a Babu Kishan age 9 @ Jaggers place in Nice France 1971. They had come from London after performing at the fundraiser for Bangladesh hosted by The Beatles and Rolling Stones. Purna Das Paul was recording an Album called Jai Bangla.

Purna Das Baul sang for many 'Indian Presidents' and all top politicians he sang to including the Russian President, American President and in India at every political function in India. (This is singing Baul on the most prestigious stages.
Purna Das Baul brought Baul to an international platform before this Baul was no where just in the Village, how can anybody compare themselves? 

Purna Das Paul was very close to Indira Gandhi and he received his second Presidents Award for 'Lifetime Achievement and International Cultural Ambassador for India" from Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy. 

Babu Kishan knows he was there and was totally dedicated to his father along with his mother Manju Das. No Baul or singers has achieved or come close to what he has achieved. Nabani Das Paul his father was the great illusive Avadhuta Baul who was written about and respected by great Poets and Authors of his time, just because the young people do not know or remember, does not mean it was so. 
At Allen Ginsberg's in New York, Babu remained in touch with Ginsberg for decades, visiting every years until his death. Ginsberg loved Nabani whom he met in India. I have no idea why any other Baul anywhere in this world talks about Ginsberg. He did not associate with any other. Same with Bob Dylan. All the new Bauls love to tell stories.

Nabani Das Paul was not only a Sadhaka he also was a freedom fighter and gave up so much to his country. He sang and was friends with Neru, he would sing before his talks to the nation.

If any other Baul can accomplish what these Bauls have done on their own merit please let it be so but that does not change history. Babu has preserved this lineage because this is the only Baul Lineage who have made a platform for other NEW Baul singers and Bengali Culture making an International platform from the village to the World.

They started off so poverty stricken, it was Sitaram Das Omkarnath who suggested to Purna Das Baul to sing on the trains, there is a whole story about this, before Purna Das Baul no Bauls sang on the trains of India. Nabani was a wandering Sadhu and Avadhuta Tantric and gone all the time. The times were different, he did not stay home until Babu was born in 1962 and he agreed to take care of his first Grandchild the little Krishnendu Das Baul (Babu Kishan) until Nabani Das Baul passed away in 1969. Babu Kishan had 8 years sitting in Nabani’s lap during this time he met and was given darshan with the greatest Guru’s, Swami’s, Sadhu’s, Yogi’s, Siddha’s and Nath’s that traveled all over India to see Nabani Das Khyapa Baul. Those times and those Guru’s do not exist anymore.
Manju Dasi the only Legendary Baul Women with her great friend Indira Gandhi.

And may I add that Babukishan is the first Baul to ever be educated with a BA and MA from Calcutta University. He is the first Baul to be a Music Composer, Film Maker and Producer he is the first Baul to Live in North America, he made it easier for the new Bauls all the traveling and interviews on TV books and education. He is the first Multi talented Baul and he is a Baul and has done it all on his own merit, no help from his family and no complaining. He is first Baul to record Baul all the songs, and today you will hear Bauls sing his songs, his recorded music but they make like they are the ones who created the songs. 

There is even a new Baul women singer who has taken a Nabani Das Baul song recorded in the 1960’s by Hindustan Records and put another poets name on it? It makes ones head shake at the audacity, ignorance or not she also, is making up a lineage that does not exist?

Babu Kishan’s contribution to his Lineage (the key word his) is astronomical time wise and devotion wise. Key word because there is no other lineage of Baul (period).

Babu Kishan still has all the songs of his lineage inside of him as his memory is like a lazer. He remembers every story, every detail, especially of who is who and what he did for some of the old Baul singers. I suspect Babu’s memory is so great because he learned Sanskrit in the Oral Tradition. 
The Bauls today do not know this so they say, oh it is against Baul to know Sanskrit they only know how to talk about Tantric Sex and smoke Ganja but the Ganja is smoking them.

Pranab Mukerjee the President of India, they are related through Babu Kishan's late mother Manji Dasi and Pranab's late wife. So many stories all connected and spending much time together. 

Vaishnava Bauls of Birbhum the place where Bauls originate spoke Sanskrit. There is so much garbage on the internet being spread, it is a dilution of such a beautiful tradition. 

I mean Bengal needs to face it that the Bauls are extinct, for whatever reason? Many reason and this has left the door open for fake Bauls making up stories, singing out of tune, and stating they are greater than they are. I am convinced that people in the west would not know a true Baul from a fake. A true Guru from a real Guru, or a real Yogi from a fake... in India today too, they just don't know and that leaves the door open to fundraising in the name of Baul to preserve what already has been preserved.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hrid Majahare Rakhbo is written by Baul Saint Avadhuta Sri Nabani Das Khyapa Baul , it is his poetry!

Hridmajahare Rakhbo poetry of 
Nabani Das Khyapa Baul
This lineage is the Path of Radha.

Purna Das Baul was the first to record this in his father's tune, Babu Kishan was the second to record in his tune composition. 

It is Nabani Das Baul's his Grandfather Guru's song but Babu Kishan being a composer changed the tune to a trance tune.

 Now there are literally hundreds of people all over India are singing this song without any idea where the song originates. Even Shah Ru Khan sang it in Bengal.
It is Nabani Das Khyapa Bauls poetry.

This Lineage is the (only) Lineage of Baul. Their is no other Lineage of Baul. This lineage is the roots of Baul, they originate in Ekkachakra Birbhum India.

The path of Radha, Kali, Tara, the path of the Feminine Divine.

This is a Nabani Das Khyappa Baul song, the below singing by his Grandson Babu Kishan in a combination of styles of his father Purna Das Baul and Grandfather Nabani Das Baul. 

Purna Das Baul first recorded this in the 1960's Hindustan Records. It has already been recorded and preserved by this family of Baul.

Sri Nabani Das Khyapa Baul
What Nabani Das is saying, my translation into English with the help of Babu Kishan

The song is of the silent love which is the deepest intimacy of love expression, that takes place silently between beloved Krishna, and Radha.  This profound deep love flows back and forth between Radha and Krishna. They do not want to lose eye contact.

I will keep you in my heart always and never let you go, because if the golden person of my life krishna goes I will never, ever get this person again, there is only one, there is no other for me, Krishna is my other half.

Krishna is invisible, love is invisible, everyday you have to say I love you, I love you, I love you is the mantra. 

Love is like that out of site out of mind, you must constantly remember your beloved.

Radha always keeps in her heart, the place of Braja.
Braj is where the pastime of Krishna and Radha take place the memories of her play with her love Krishna.

Nabani Das Baul and Brajabala Dasi
Purna Das Baul and Manju Dasi

When Krishna and Radha are out of sight of each other, there is a strong feeling of speration, of deep loss, so they never want to be out of sight, they want to gaze into each others eyes every moment

RADHA/KRISHNA are one, they are constantly pulling each other, constantly focused on each other. Eye to Eye, Heart to Heart,  Mind to Mind, always remembering their deep Love.

Nabani is saying, "I want to go to Braja and take the dust of Braja, spread all over my body, let it seep into my soul, I want to keep them in my heart on my body forever and never to forget, so I can feel Radha/Krishna, and their intimacy lila. I want to become Radha/Krishna in every pour of my being.

I want to be mad in the name of Radha. 
The path of Radha.

Baul Tantra:
I have added these Vaishnava Baul practices from this lineage here because it will help one understand that there is a deeper practice of Love for the Bauls in following the path of Radha. This is very simplistic and there is much more involved.

Nayika sadhana partner sadhana - where all focus goes to the soul mate, sadhana of a partner constant connection, mystical love, strong attachment, all imagination and poetic thought is directed around the partner. Concentration and focus are needed a deep yogic focus as there are so many distractions in this world today. 

The partners feel each other deeply if one is sick the other feels the connection is strong, they are joined at the heart and above the head tied together no words are needed. This is soul to soul and has very little to do with the body. These practices take a lifetime, they are not meant to be shared with just anybody. You must both be an accomplished Yogi before even grasping. It take great wisdom. Baul is not a beginners path and from what I understand there are very few if any left that can teach this appropriately. Most people just suck the unsuspecting Yoga or Tantric tourists in and it can be very dangerous.

Rati car-dande sadhana, Kama and Kamini sutra, desire, again a mystical yoga not regular unconsious sex. Bauls use the word Rati Sangam for mystical union between soul mates or Monar Manush, a women Baul is called a Baulini. 

This sadhana is a higher level advanced mystical practice not for regular people. In most traditions we are taught to give up attachment but without attachments there is no deep love, this goes against the grain of what many are teaching. This again, take a lifetime to master. Just as if one is a wise old kung fu master, you do not automatically arrive here. It take great wisdom.

Love a love that is ecstatic, crazy, wild, love and a love in all the hearts bhava's (moods), then comes years and years of being a mystic, sadhana and meditation as a couple. To do the Rati practices you must be awakened and have all your energy channels open. Baul Kundalini Yoga is flowing waves of bliss 
(Ananda Larhari). 
Sri Nabani Das Khyapa Baul gave the name Ananda Lahari to the Baul Mystic drum called the Gugubi or Khamak.
(Udasi Bauls do not even need a partners they can easily reach to that level through their mystical sadhana of creating all inside their factory including their ideal women).

Vaishanava Baul brings the male and female into one body. Radha, and Krishna live in their hearts, they view Radha as superior because she has the power to pull Krishna. You will not a Baul never shaves their heads, the reason for this is Krishna has hair, and remember half of them is feminine so they like to wear ear rings also.. They want to emulate Radha too. This is their Lila.

I only want to be in a deep bhava crazy for Radha God intoxicated for Radha, mad in Radha's name in oneness with Radha..and Krishna

When Kirhsna smiles all the birds fly, deers play, flowers sing, everything becomes alive in Beauty, Colors become brighter.. It is Radha who makes Krishna smile.

Krishna was ugly so black, but his smile made him beautiful, Radha made Krishna smile, she made him beautiful, all the gopis became alive, everybody woke up, everything was God intoxicated, alive, happy, vivid, bright, awake, ecstatic. This is exactly how a Baul should make you feel. A Baul activates Shakti. Baul is the path of Radha.

When Radha and Krishna have eye contact, "which they do not do in Indian culture with anybody, you only have eye contact with your beloved, only your beloved can look into your soul." 

They would feel I want to be in eye contact, and I will gaze and go inside feel love..soul mate love. The love is in the eyes, the gaze of deep soul love.

How many millions of years I have been traveling one life, to one, to just get this human body so I can feel Radha/Krishna together in my soul.  If I sing beautiful Krishna, the king of the flute will be kind to me, and come to me  and then I will never let go Radha is saying. Krishna is Peace, Krishna say Radha is peace, they are soul mates, there is a constant flow back and forth. You are great, no you are greater, you are greater, no you are the greatest, no you are the greatest, no you are the super duper greatest back and forth, higher and higher.

Babu Kishan thinks western culture will not understand the depth. I will try to get more later and try to do a better interpretation, but it is really hard, because these songs are just seeds of higher philosophy.

Babu Kishan recorded this song in Woodstock New York at the Bearsville Studio of  Albert B Grossman's studio where Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix the same studio his father recorded here back in 1967, 50 years ago at Woodstock.

 Babu recorded in 2004 with Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Al Aronowitz, Patty Smith, and Robert Thurman, Dave Mathews present they danced, and danced while Babu was recording.

 Thanks to his long time friend Sally Grossman,  Dave Mathews, said he had never heard anything like it, Babu did not have a clue who Dave Mathew was? Babu said it was lots of fun to make them dance, as they all really enjoyed.

Copyright 2017 all rights reserved

Babu Kishan and Trishula Das,
Amar Monar Manush

Very strange to have to copy right any of this but others are taking these stories and making them their own. It is a joke. Not only the stories but the songs. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Baul Tantra, Mantra, (Gopi Yantra) vs Neo Tantric Sex?

Baul Tantra, Mantra Yantra - (Gopi Yantra)  
vs Tantra as Sex.
Sri Nabani Das Khyapa Baul, Photo by Rabindranath Tagore

I was having a conversation with BabuKishan this morning about this description of Bauls that says,

"Many of them ( Bauls) practice a type of psycho-physical manipulation or tantric yoga which emphasizes control of sexual union, the purpose of which is to enable the couple to achieve a break with phenomenal existence, to escape the endless cycle of death and regeneration, and to achieve a state of eternal stability or samadhi. This practice involves the retention of semen during intercourse and the ingestion of bodily secretions...

But this is not the focus of what Baul is? A rich tradition with a huge body of wisdom that has been around for thousands of years and this is what has become the focus of what Baul is? Poets, Philosophers, Sanskritist, Oral tradition, Guru's Baul were the teachers. To be a Baul is to be the highest. A Baul is a Siddha a Parmahamsa. Reductionism, watering down, reducing a genius tradition to dust. Even Ramakrishna found Baul to be the highest, he wanted to be born a Baul in his next life.

Kali ma the Great Goddess of Bengal and the Bauls of Bengal

There is nothing wrong with this description of Sacred Sexuality, however, you will see this over and over like a broken record as if this is the only focus, of what Baul is, it is not. People from all over the world and India flock to Shantiniketan searching for this freedom and wanting to meet Bauls. This can prove to be dangerous for many unsuspecting innocents. Listen Baul is extinct do not waste your time, many fakes are taking advantage.

Baul Tantric practices:

I am not writing this pertaining to any other lineage because there is no other lineage, why believe me because this is the only lineage who brought Baul to the world more than 70 years ago. 

So if you are reading this and thinking of learning new and you follow a new Baul singer they have no connection to these stories of this lineage. 

For some strange reason the tourist Bauls are following our path, they follow what we do, go where we go, sing our songs call themselves, 
"Baul Masters", they are NOT nor do they sing Baul correctly. Some may be really charming and good people but that still does not make them a Baul.

This lineage does not belong to them to outsiders or new Baul singers, this lineage is not drama. The new Baul singers are about acting, all theatre and cinema over inflating and duping people. 

Please do not copy, I have seen my writings copied and pasted in other articles. If I say Lineage then they say Lineage, if I say this or that then they say that or even worse make up stories.

Nayika sadhana partner sadhana - where all focus goes to the soul mate, sadhana of a partner constant connection, mystical love, strong attachment, all imagination and poetic thought is directed around the partner. Concentration and focus are needed a deep yogic focus as there are so many distractions in this world today. 

The partners feel each other deeply if one is sick the other feels the connection is strong, they are joined at the heart and above the head tied together no words are needed. This is soul to soul and has very little to do with the body. These practices take a lifetime, they are not meant to be shared with just anybody. You must both be an accomplished Yogi before even grasping. It take great wisdom. Baul is not a beginners path and from what I understand there are very few if any left that can teach this appropriately. Most people just suck the unsuspecting Yoga or Tantric tourists in and it can be very dangerous.

Rati car-dande sadhana, Kama and Kamini sutra, desire, again a mystical yoga not regular unconsious sex. Bauls use the word Rati Sangam for mystical union between soul mates or Monar Manush, a women Baul is called a Baulini. 

This sadhana is a higher level advanced mystical practice not for regular people. In most traditions we are taught to give up attachment but without attachments there is no deep love, this goes against the grain of what many are teaching. This again, take a lifetime to master. Just as if one is a wise old kung fu master, you do not automatically arrive here. It take great wisdom.

Love a love that is ecstatic, crazy, wild, love and a love in all the hearts bhava's (moods), then comes years and years of being a mystic, sadhana and meditation as a couple. To do the Rati practices you must be awakened and have all your energy channels open. Baul Kundalini Yoga is flowing waves of bliss (ananda larhari).
Udasi Bauls do not even need a partners they can easily reach to that level through their mystical sadhana of creating all inside their factory including their ideal women.

There are many false things written about the Bauls, it is really difficult to get to the truth or to know who is a real Baul. If sex is all writers seem to write about Baul then Bauls will be extinct faster than thought, Baul is a huge tradition, a Baul should be lightening and a genius in all matters. There are new Baul singers using Baul and this lineage duping people into thinking either they are Bauls or changing this beautiful ancient Lineage of Vaishnava Baul that originates in Ekkachakra Birbhum Bengal. 

There is no other Lineage of Baul, (period) and that should be your first clue to fake. Nobody ever used Lineage in regards to Baul until I started to write and develop this blog called Lineage Paul in 2009. Babu wrote 3 Books on Baul in the 1980's he wrote about his Lineage and his family who are pioneering Paul men and women. 

Ask Babu questions he will tell you who is who? It is better to ask than waste your time.

Tara Ma the Tantric Goddess from Tarapith in Birbhum, Babu Kishan was initiated into Tara Sadhana from birth.

(Brajabala Dasi) Babukishan's beloved Grandmother raised him until he was 8. When Nabani Das Khyapa Baul his Guru and Grandfather passed away in 1969, Brajabala sent him to Calcutta to be with his birth father and mother Purna Das Baul and  Manju Dasi. His mother and father sent him to the Ramakrishna Mission as if he were an orphan. He lived it, he has many incredible stories. In retrospect in Babu Kishan's mind he only knew Nabani Das Khyapa Baul as his father.

 Brajabala knew all the stories as she spoke oral Sanskrit and was also, from Ekkachakra she passed on much of the lineage to Babu from birth until she passed when Babu was about 40 years of age. 

Brajabala was a Guru to most Women Bauls.

Brajabala Dasi was very much a guru to Babu Kishan too, as was Nabani and Purna Das Baul. Babu had many Guru's including Sitaram Das Omkarnath, Anandamayi Ma, and all the Swami's at the Ramakrishna Mission. There are many more to include right now. Even he had a Indian Cinema Music Guru, the Legendary RD Burman for at least 14 years.

Baul is a beautiful ecstatic mystical bhakti lineage and most of the PHD holders took their research from this lineage in which they have been given only a very limited point of veiw. This is an oral tradition it is almost impossible for an outsider to try to teach what Baul is because, it is more indepth than what appears to the eye? Baul is a complete path. 

 Baul can only be taught by a lineage Baul. It takes years and years if not a lifetime to learn Baul philosophy, Baul songs, Baul poetry, it is not simple or easy. There is one new Paul women singer that says it only takes women 3 years to learn Baul, that is not the truth, if Brajabala Das,  Radharani Dasi or Manju Dasi were alive they would shut down that kind of talk. 

Just as real Yoga is not simple or easy. The Tantra Bauls practice has nothing to do with the Neo Tantra of the West. Baul is a mystical shamanic tantric sadhana not sexo magic. Baul is an internal sadhana. It is about learning what is inside, a sort of Daoist qigong, energetic mystical tradition, the path of Radha where Radha and Krishna reside in the heart of the beloved. I hear people focus on the sex part over and over, the four moon practice, deha sadhana, is not the focus of what a Baul is. 

This one and only Lineage of Bauls is called 'The Rasa Lila Mystics' because they capture the (Rasa) or juice and hold it inside of themselves, they distill or grind this juice into Love, they keep what works and grind and polish it into a beautiful play. 

Nabani Das Khyapa Baul the last of the great Tantric Bauls of Bengal

Bauls are poets, philosophers, singers, dancers, they are not 'afflicted by the wind,' they are wind catchers, they practice what they call 'vayu dharma' or pranayama. The are only mad wild crazy for the divine, they worship Radha and Krishna in their heart, in their soul. 

A message from Babu Kishan below!

Today 2017 people love Baul song due to my family and our dedicated lifetime work of pioneering Baul around the world for over 70 years before there was Facebook, can you even imagine how difficult it was.

 Before my family  nobody knew who and what Baul was, we are the only lineage of Baul going back thousands of years. We have always been around and in the villages of Bengal as Guru's and teachers the spiritual newspaper before the newspaper. The original Das and Dasi Hare Krishna singers and dancer. 

My Grandfather and Guru Nabani Das Khyappa Baul was part of the Freedom Movement in India singing before Nehru gave his speeches as Baul has always been known as the biggest attention intoxicating through the honey of their song.

​Nabani Das Khyapa Baul sang for Nehru before all his talk all over India. Then my parents (Purna Das Baul and Manju Dasi) and myself (Krishnendu Das Baul aka Babu Kishan) did the same for Indira Gandhi and her son's Sanjay and Rajiv Gandhi. We sang on thousands of stages all around India hundreds of times. I have always said we sang on the most prestigeous stages around the world. 

Now I laugh because I see a new Baul singer saying the same, oh please stop. 

My parents and the women in my lineage were legendary, they are the first and we are the only Lineage of Baul. Nobody in Baul every said Lineage except me and now there are others making up stories that are not true.

"So please go in a smooth flow like a trance of river and sing for Moner Manush, just saying because I am watching someone's youtube who is singing my Grandfather poetry but naming a different poet? Don't be fake, we know you are, don't make people stupid or saying and setting up for preservation. Baul is already preserved my dear, that is why you are singing the songs from my Lineage. 

Pranab Mukerjee (The President of India) a relative and great friend of this Lineage, ask him who Purna Das Paul and Nabani Das Paul are? 
If fact ask him who Babu Kishan is? These people were not mad, Pranab's father loved Nabani Das Khyapa Baul.

Even though people are liking but they mostly do not have any training in Baul music or musical ability, of course they screwing the wonderful lineage of Baul!

We didn’t have internet back then and it was so difficult to communicate and travel around the world. The hard time we had a hard time we had was to make was to make a road very easier for new comers!! 

From what I hear they (the new Baul singers) are not Baul Masters and need voice lessons, beyond voice lessons, development of voice quality, you cannot even sing in a cord or track! Just singing Sakhi re…… then what, or trying be more tourist attractions spinning hair around and theatrical Bauls then Sadhana? They need more and more practise, all my life I composed music for World's top musicians and recorded singer like Lata Mangaskar and Asha Bhosle and many other. You can call me egotistical but it is my lineage I am an award winning music composer. I know tone and pitch and you are way, way out of tune.  

Be a Baul do great work, help people and inspire people but don’t make up 4 generations and sing the songs from my lineage giving other poets names it has already been recorded and documented before you were born. If someone gave you miss information that is not my problem it is yours.

Please do the practise and don't makeup stories and drama, just be true Baul!! 

Love u all, my blessing with all my brothers and sisters, don't try to be Nabani Das Khyapa Baul or Baul Samrat Purna Das just salute them have a great respect for them they are the one who gave you a chance to be Baul!! 

Joy Guru!! Don't even try to be them, you cannot even dream!! You don't even know how was hard to making this Baul from a village to International platform!! Not easy, and of course only are one which is the last oldest BaulLineage in Bengal and World!!

Don't make stories, first learn how to sing and do Sadhna of Baul!! Just keep focus on what you are doing! Who can sing like Purna Das Baul, Manju Dasi, Radharani Dasi, Brajabala Dasi or any of my lineage? We are the only lineage, I can tell you who everybody is and where they came from except for the new Bauls who are young and now I am seeing these bizarre stories.

The end Babu Kishan !

Sri Nityananda of Ekkachaka Bengal India is part of this lineage of Vaishnava Baul, lineage of the Baul Avadhuta.  This Lineage of Paul is the only lineage of Baul there is no other. Nityananda of Ekkachakra is where they come from.

The lineage Bauls from Birbhum are the origins of Vaishnavism in Bengal India. They are the original Hare Krishna singers and dancers of Bengal India thousands of years before this new Vaishnava movement began.

Baul is about 'Love and Devotion' Bhakti Yoga and deep sadhana, the real Bauls spoke Sanskrit as this is the way the oral traditions are transmitted, they sing their songs in Bengali so the villagers can understand, because the villages did not necessarily speak sanskrit. 

The Vaishnava Bauls appear very simple but in actual fact they were way more intelligent than any western British educated scholars, their memories were astronomical as they had recorded in their minds all the stories of yoga, upanishads, stories of Krishna and Radha.

Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul and Grandfather Guru Baul Saint the Avadhuta Nabani Das Khyapa Baul

Baul Saint, and Baul Guru Sri Nabani Das Baul, he is the Baul who inspired Rabindranath Tagore and initiated Tagore into Baul giving Tagore the name Ravi (Robi) Baul. They have a huge history and that story is for another time
Sri Nityananda also called Nitai was a Baul, an exalted Avadhuta, history was rewritten by modern day writers who were mostly orthodox or scholars who were not from inside the tradition. The stories of this lineage are within the songs of the lineage this is what an oral living lineage is, it is not a book translated lineage. Book translations are usually distorted because most writers have a personal opinion or are on a mission for something, be it devotee's, preaching, temples or money from the sale of the books?
We are writing books to preserve all that has already been preserved by this lineage. We need to set the record straight but it is not an easy task and will perhaps take years. It should be noted that Baul does not need to be preserved by outsiders who are "now fundraising" in the name of Baul. 

Baul is already preserved all it only needs translating into English. The songs have already been recorded going back into the 1950’s. I have no idea why new Bauls are now fundraising to preserve Bauls, oh my goodness what is going on.
Our personal mission is to translate as much as we can into English of our tradition and keep it as close to the truth of what a Baul is. This can only be done by someone actually in the tradition not by a new comer who has already taken Nabani Das Khyappa Bauls songs and attached other poets to Nabani's poetry.  It is very strange to an owner of the tradition to have a new Baul singer making up stories, making up lineages. 

The Bauls message is for all people and is especially necessary to today's world but that does not mean the message should be watered down or distorted. 

Of course Baul also changes to adapt to the world but it is in desperate need of being preserved accurately. 

Anytime you hear someone associate Baul with neo tantric
sex, you can be guaranteed this person or group does not have a clue what Baul is about. Or fundraising on behalf of Baul I warn you ahead of time they are not of any lineage. Baul has nothing to do with Bangladesh, I can qualify everything coming out of the fundraising team from Bangladesh and any of the new Baul tourist attractions. Fundraise for your own cause not for the cause of Baul, making people stupid.

Brajabala Dasi and Nabani Das Khyapa Baul

Many call Baul Traditional Folk songs because the Bauls did not speak english and this was a category that foreigners could understand and people outside of Bengal. 

Please understand that Baul songs are not folk songs, their songs are spiritual songs and this particalar lineage is a lineage of Baul kirtan, many of their Baul kirtan's have been taken and used by others saying they are songs of their made up lineage but that is not so and we are archiving all the songs that belong to the Bauls, this should at least be credited to them.

Writers are focused on sex as sex sells easily and attracts curious people, there is a freedom this implies and it looks attractive to become a Baul, tantric sex all day, smoking ganja all day, singing, dancing and begging for money, no sadhana? This is definitely not Baul this is another huge distortion making the Lineage Bauls extinct. Also, many have become a tourist attraction with long dread locks, this is not Baul. 

Bauls are free birds in that they are seeking ecstatic union (yoga) with their beloved Radha/Krishna, Shiva/Kali. This takes place through their lineage songs which are seeds of higher philosophy, this is where their union comes from, you can feel it, you can hear it and if you do not you are not listening to a Baul. 

The body has the God's and Goddess's in the altar of the heart. The body is the temple of the soul, this is the tantra, this is the technique, this is their samadhi, this is their God/dess intoxication comes from, they know the technique. Baul is about high level philosophy it is not about the mundane. The lineage Bauls I am talking about and there is only one lineage of Bauls.

Baul songs are not folk songs, they are seed songs of higher philosophy, one must know the discourses that go along with the song. Babu listens to what Bauls are singing they are either singing his family lineage songs or are singing folk songs, some sing his lineage songs but shorten them thus destroying the meaning. 

Babu has also heard Bauls singing Bollywood songs that have nothing to do with Baul, in and of itself there is nothing wrong with this but to call the songs Bauls songs is wrong? You may ask, well Babu Kishan being a Baul has many Bollywood songs. The answer is yes, and he is a lineage Baul who is the only Baul since the 1970's who has composed music for Bollywood. He is a Baul and a rare musical genius composer who composed and recorded all his fathers (Purna Das Baul's ) Baul music. Today all Bauls sing the songs Babu has recorded. What would they have to sing if not for Babu Kishan because they all copy. If he goes to a part of the world, they follow. They also, copy and paste what I write. If I say Lineage, they say Lineage. It is just too much. Babu has been preserving HIS lineage since the 1970's it is done. Now everybody is preserving Baul. The famous Baul women are from this lineage and have had Guru's from this lineage. There is no other (period). All will be qualified very shortly. 

A real Baul usually will not tell you anything, therefore, this is a good opportunity for the new Bauls to dress like Bauls and when a scholar or a reporter comes to Bengal they usually have interviewed a new Baul on the, "philosophy of Baul" or the reporter and scholars usually focus on one aspect.

My question who owns the truth about the Bauls 'a scholar' or a New Baul singer who has created a tourist attraction and a fake lineage, OR 'a lineage Baul from within the lineage', who is the authority? 

'Wikipedia or a lineage Baul?' or 'PhD's' or a tourist attraction making up a lineage?' 

Should the authority on Baul be the lineage, or should it be the scholars, the problem is Baul is almost extinct there are only a handful of lineage Bauls left. I can tell you this family is the only family of Bauls who brought Baul to the world. Others just copy and follow, go where they go, do what they do.

It is a huge task to try to preserve this lineage, so in the meantime this leaves the door open for all sorts of nonsense.

 These neo Bauls like the neo Tantrics and neo Yogi's of the east and west only tell the person a very limited view of Baul from copy and paste, they repeat the same thing over and over, copy, paste, copy, paste, singing only folk songs saying they are Baul songs. 

The roots of Baul are in Sanatan Dharma the Bhagavad Gita, Radha and Krishna, the roots of Baul are not in Buddhism or Islam. They accepted Buddhist and Islam Sufi into their fold, because Bauls are the biggest peacekeeper. That does not mean they became them.

"Lineage Bauls are the origins of Vaishnavism in Ekkachakra Birbhum Bengal, they are the original Rasa Lila Mystics. 

They are an oral (Sanskrit) tradition as all Indian Traditions were, they are not a book tradition of modern interpretations and personal opinion. What the Lineage Bauls know has been passed down through Sanskrit, many new age Vaishnava reformers have distorted the truth about Vaishnavism in Bengal and created cults which have done more harm to the Bauls."

It is surprising to Babu that even people he has known write the wrong stories about Bauls. Even more surprising the number of people he has taken to Bengal, talked about his lineage who have either made films or wrote books and they do not even thank him, cut him out completely and thank the western scholars. 

There is one professor from the USA who had him sign papers to get university grants for her to study Bauls only to cut him out completely, everybody wants funding and what a great thing to do get the funding through a lineage Baul then interview Neo Bauls who have a very limited knowledge of the Bauls? This is very disrespectful and is creating such a distortion in the history of what Baul really is. There are very few real Bauls left, they are almost extinct. I mean really must you keep using the Bauls of India.

The One and Only Legendary Bauls Purna Das Paul and Manju Dasi who traveled the world for 70 years. They are the pioneers of Baul and Baulini. They are the first and only.

Tantra is shakti sadhana, tantra is the science of light, the science of life. Tantra is technique, on how everything is put together. Tantra Mantra Yantra, formula, for instance Babu is an expert of the Tantra of Indian. 

Music and sound the technique using a scientific formula to bring the Dieties to life through sound. Same with the Bauls their songs are their sadhana, their tantra is through their songs this is why so many people are mesmerized with the Bauls because of the thousands of years of sadhana or Lineage of having the Lineage passed on from one generation to the next through Sanskrit. 

How Baul got stuck on sex is perplexing? They do have mystical sadhana's but people have made it so dirty with all the fake Bauls taking advantage.

Babu is also a master the smashan grounds, tantra, mantra, yantra, as he was born into this sadhana from his grandfather (not all Bauls are this kind of Tantric, only the avadhuta's are.) Nabani Das Khyapa Baul was initiated by Bhama Khepa among others at Tarapith. He traveled all over India, Nepal and Tibet.

 When talking Tantra in the west it is always about sex, why, because sex sells. 

Sex is not Tantra and selling it as such is misguided, call it sacred sex. It is really disrespectful to the Indian people when Tantra is only referred to a sexual sadhana's, Tantra is technique. 

Tantra is a Sanskrit word, it originates in India, so Tantra is Indian. If one wants to be a Tantric learn jyotish, sanskrit, ayurveda, mantra..Shakti Sadhana. If one wants to learn sex sacred sexuality, do not call it Baul or tantra. 

Hard work and sadhana does not attract people, 12 years of sadhana with a Guru does not attract anyone. And if anyone tells you for women only 3 years, this is not true, it takes lifetimes. Brajabala Dasi, Radharani Dasi were Sanskrit scholars it comes from the soul and soil of Birbhum. They never would do or behave stealing the poetry of Nabani and this lineage making up stories and lineages that are not true. This is not the way of Baul women, being a tourist attraction show.

There are many Bauls smoking ganja who are addicted to it, however, their power and knowledge are gone because the ganja is smoking them. 

There was a time when ganja was a sacred herb it was used to cure all sort of ailments and the real authentic avadhuta bauls in deep sadhana smoked ganja, however, the ganja did not smoke them. Ganja was used for sadhana, one never depended on it.

Yes sacred sexuality is part of certain Baul practices but this is only a drop of what is real Baul, just as asana and meditation are part of Baul. A Baul does not reject anything, they embrace all knowledge yoga ect. This practice as described as being Baul at the beginning of this article is meant to be between only sadhaka and sadhika, it is only meant to be between husband and wife never shared with others, it is private in a committed relationship of soul mates and really is not central theme of what Baul is?

Babu's grandfather the legendary Sri Nabani Das Khyappa Baul used to generate so much spiritual heat he used to meditate under water on the bottom of a pond. He was rare. As Babu say's don't try to be Nabani Das Baul or Purna Das Baul.

Fakir, aul, sai, derbesh, is sufi it is not Baul.

In the past many different groups were wandering around Bengal and they were lumped together under 'Baul', they were not Baul, however, the British had a huge disdain for all wandering people, they were treated badly and they all were called Baul, at the time even the British educated Bengali's did not understand, they were too busy trying to please the British and gain some sort of respectful life. 

Fakir, Sai, Aula, Dervesh and Shah are not Baul.

Bauls have been described as mad, Sai, Shah, Fakir, Dervish, Aula, Muslim, afflicted by the wind, illiterate, beggars and folk singers, yet they are none of the above. First of all Bauls were never beggars for anything but God/dess. A Baul would received Dakshina from the villagers for their wisdom and teachings. Bauls were farmers too. Today many have other jobs and professions as the world has changed, so too does their dress, Baul is an inner thing, it has nothing to do with your costume or having a tourist attraction hair. It is inner man, inner not an outer show. 

Baul is like modern Yoga being described as Asana, gymnastics ect.. The Body is not the sole organ of all experience and knowledge Parampara is, the Guru is. 

The Guru to the Baul is the greatest but let me tell the Guru must be a Baul Guru and this is very difficult to get because the ones that are calling themselves Baul Guru are NOT. This can be proven and we see and know what is going on. We can give the whole history on most of the Bauls that are calling themselves Baul.

Purna Das Paul, Indira Gandhi, Manju Dasi all great friends.

Baul is a 'Guru Parampara Tradition.' The oral tradition and Guru are the means to knowledge, the oral tradition has been transmitted for thousands of years through Sanskrit, the Bhagavad Gita all knowledge of Yoga, Bhakti Yoga is the sole organ of experience.

 Babukishan, say's, "why come to Baul, go to sex education, why even come to Baul at all find your own lineage in your own family not in mine, stope destroying my tradition as if you are a tourist attraction. Do not destroy Baul by the misconceptions, mostly all Phd on Baul are completely wrong or they only have an aspect and they beat that aspect to death. "

Baul is inner connecting to the divine in a ecstatic mystic way, it is not about outer, grab a partner try some Psycho physical manipulation, this is such a gross misconception and it is really boring and a huge insult to the authentic Bauls. To a Baul the Guru is the path, the Guru passes on all knowledge through the oral living lineage that is thousands of years old.

You can feel the universe inside of you that is Baul, as above so below. The original authentic Baul will never tell you their sadhana, only paramapara. Bauls were the newspaper before the newspaper, singing Hare Krishna every morning to the villagers as a wake up call.

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Babukishan Das Baul and Trishula Das
'Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul'

Born into Lineage Baul Sampradya,
Sanskrit Scholar, 12 years as a Vedic Monk @ the Ramakrishna Order. BA Indian Philosophy, MA Indian Music Calcutta University.

40 years traveling worldwide promoting his ancient and only Lineage an Oral Living Lineage.

Master of Indian Classical, Folk, Baul & Bollywood Music

This lineage and family are the only Bauls who have associated with, when you read Bauls associated with; Bauls did not only Babukishan and family did. 

Bauls in general as posted on the internet did not, many Bauls are using this lineage. Allen Ginsberg made a comment about Lalon Shah and they associate Ginsberg with Lalon, no no no Allen Ginsberg is only associated with Babu Kishan, who was a close friend visiting him every year for decades. Why? because Allen always said Nabani Das Baul who he met was his Guru and was consistent in that until his death.

Bob Dylan too was a friend of Babu Kishan's and you will see his father and uncle on the cover of John Westley Harding, Babu Kishan is listed on Bob Dylan's web site of the Who is Who. He also, performed all over the USA with Bob Dylan's 1986 East, West Tour. 

I could go on and on. I don't know why people do this, preserving Baul and writing about Baul as if there are Bauls in Bangladesh. Baul is not and never was a place of Baul. This is a new phenomenon to raise money. Writing books on Baul all the while following this lineage but making up stories and new Baul lineages to raise money and preserve Baul. Baul is already preserved. Lalon Fakir was a great poet he was never a Baul, I will qualify this. Bhaba Pagala was not he Baul he used to hang out with Babu's family, he used to babysit Babu and his brothers. He never ever said he was a Baul. He loved Baul he was not a Baul. My next article will go one by one telling who is who?

It should read Babukishan aka Krishnendu Das or Purna Das Baul or Nabani Das Baul associated with:

Allen Ginsberg,
Bob Dylan,
George Harrison
The Rolling Stones,
Indira Gandhi,
Rabindranath Tagore
Jawaharlal Nehru,
Tara Shankar Bandhypadhya,
Kavi Nazrul,  Bidhan Chandra Roy,
Pankoj Mollick,
R. C. Boral,
S D Burman,
RD Burman,
Bimol Roy,
Sakti Pado RajGuru,
Uday Shankar,
Nitish Mukherjee,
Nitin Bose,
Shantidev Ghosh,
Ajit Ganguly,
Deben Bhattacharya,
Pahari Sanyal,
Timir Baran,
Allauddin Khan,
Dr. Amartya Sen's Grandfather Kshiti Mohan Sen,
Ram Kinkar Baij,
Sita Ram Omkarnath,
Ravi Shakar,
The President of India Pranab Mukerjee,
Sonja Gandhi,
Rajiv Gandhi,
Dr. Ananda Shankar Roy,
Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi,
Tv Producer Abhijit Das Gupta,
Jyoti Basu W Bengal former chief Mininster, Diretor General of India Radio.
Dr Bhupeen Hazarika,
Mithun Charabhorty,
Bapi Lahari,
MF Huissen,
Chuni Goswami,
Shyam Benegal,
Amitabha Bachchana,
Satyajit Ray,
Mrinal Sen,
Zakir Hussain,
Ratan Tata and many, many more.

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