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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Baul Sahaja, Vaishnava Tantric Baul Lineage, only one lineage, is NOT the same as Buddhist Sahaja, it is Krishna Sahaja! (C) Copyright, do not copy or poach!

Re: from May 12, 2012
Nabani Das Khyapa Baul - all Bauls followed him. He is the original authentic, Krishna Sahaja

Baul is Krishna Sahaja NOT Buddhist Sahaja as told by outsiders who do not even know, but use Nabani's name, his style of dance, Nupoor, Baya and Ektara and sing the songs of this lineage, taking their names off and adding new names or making Baul generic by using the term the 'Baul Masters" and saying Baul does not care. Baul cares this is absolute ignorance and displaying ignorance because Baul always respects human and the individual and who wrote the poetry.


Update, Jan 2021


"Baul is Sahaja, Vaishnava Sahaja, there are many who are now just new Vaishnava who are orthodox who hate and slander Sahaja in Bengal and I have seen many in Vrindavan. 


“The person who has conquered the baser self and has reached to the level of self mastery: he is at peace, whether it be in cold or hot, pleasure or pain, honoured or dishonoured" 

– Bhagavad Gita.


'Baul SAHJA is NOT the same as Buddhist and is not from Buddhist teachings it is from KRISHNA', which is much much older, in fact 3000 years older, Baul Sahaja is from the greatest Sahaja of all time Krishna. Baul Sahaja is the 'Sahaja of Krishna' who lived during the time of the Mahabharat War which was over 5,000 years ago. 

(C) copyright by Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul aka Baul Guru



SAHJA is a Sanskrit word!

Baul is a combination of 2 Sanskrit words, Batula, Vayu V is B is Bengali VA(Tula) to balance the vital airs through (pranayam) the vital airs. Thus Bauls practice what they call Vayu Dharma. (c) Copyright

As told by Babu Kishan


if you see this it came from Babu Kishan, some may re-word it rather than say it the way it is to be described as in Baul is afflicted by the wind which makes Baul mad? X


If you were not born into Baul or are a close disciple of a Baul Guru, from this lineage, you would be a Sanskrit Scholar of the oral tradition? 


If you are NOT chances are, the person speaking or preaching or collecting donations is NOT a Baul and has no Baul Guru, they just madeit up, a lineage and a Guru, to collect donations of all things to preserve Baul.


With all the recent 'outsiders' who are preaching that Baul is from Buddhism? These outsiders of the Vaishnava Bauls of Birbhum are creating a cultural genocide! The outsiders are using Baul giving wrong teachings, they are preaching wrong teaching? Their Guru is NOT a Baul Guru and never was Baul Guru but a follower of Baul, he followed this lineage. This has become a very serious offence and has been perpetuated over and over, it is a cultural genocide, outsiders trying to make fools of people on a large scale?


Baul Sahaja does NOT come from Buddhist sahaja, this is completely wrong, and this is how you can tell who is a real Baul and who is fake. Babu Kishan has already preserved Baul back in the 1960's to 2000. The preservation of Baul has been done??


 If they change their NOW narrative, they are copying it from here as is usual, using Babu Kishan's and his lineage teachings of what they can get anyways. This if a further reason to question who and what they fake Bauls are preaching??


(New Bauls just copy and paste or repeat what they have been told by people who are not even Baul) and repeat, repeat, repeat, there are many many examples.


(Now if you hear now Baul Sahaja, comes from Krishna you can know it was copied from Babu Kishan) and only told by Babu Kishan the eldest Grandchild of Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and eldest son of Purna Das Baul. Babu's main Sat Guru is Nabani Das Khyapa Baul, he is the only one out of all of Nabani's sons who says that Nabani is his Guru not even his father or uncles have said that. Nabani being Babu's Guru is a rare thing and that is another story. Babu spent over 8 years with Nabani in his lap with him 24/7, Nabani's children did not even get what Babu got from Nabani Purna and Laxshman never called their father Nabani their Guru, which is hard to understand but there is way more to the story than meets the eye. Long story.


 Know that new Baul singers, actors and drama only repeats Baul sahaja comes from Buddhism because that is all they have read in a book or have been told by some scholar, or know it all Baba who is not a Baul, or perhaps others who never met a Baul or spoke Bengali good enough as in scholars who wrote about Baul which Babu Kishan knew them all and questioned them all and denounced to them directly that what they wrote was wrong. 


Copyright, no poaching from this blog. 


True Baul is non-stealing. I do not like to keep repeating it over and over but what is going on is wrong and has been for a very long time, people speaking about who the Bauls are with wrong information that has led to a Cultural Genocide of a whole sect from people who are not even from Birbhum.


Keep your self created narrative, the truth will be revealed. I have been reading and view on video's wrong teachings about the Sahaja of the Bauls being Buddhist yet these people are fundraising to preserve Baul? 


Please think again before you donate to anybody who is fundraising to preserve Baul?  Baul has already has been preserved decades ago?


New groups even scholars landing our ancestral home in Birbhum, probably only giving my cousins a few repuees to take advantage and be the saviours of saving our Baul lineage?? Baba Pagla everywhere, he was not a Baul, he had his own following, he was a poet who followed Baul and had me many times compose music for his poetry. We knew him well, we did not follow him, he stayed at our house and followed my dad??

Babu Kishan


Baul is and always has been Sahajaya for thousands of years.


 The term Sahajaya has been totally misused by modern day orthodox Vaishnava reformers from Bengal and fake Bauls.


"Sahaja simply means natural. It not only implies natural on physical and spiritual levels, but on the mystic level of the miraculous. Sahaja is the look of wonder in a babies eyes.


It means that easy or natural state of living without planning, design, contriving, seeking, wanting, striving or intention. It is that nature which, when once established, brings the state of absolute freedom and peace. 


Sahaja is a natural state which balances reality between the pairs of opposites and maintains harmony of the Cosmos. 

Thus ‘sahaja’ expresses one who has reverted to his natural state, free from conditioning. 


It typifies the outlook which belongs to the natural, spontaneous and uninhibited man, free from innate or inherited defects. As such even nakedness of the sadhus is considered to be ‘sahaja’. 


By his own demeanor Datta shows man’s instinct for naturalness and primordial perfection not only of the physical and spiritual level but at the mystical level. 


A parallel is made to plants and trees which do not grow according ‘svadharma’ or rules and obligations incurred at birth. Nature only has ‘svabhava’ meaning its own inborn self or essence as its guidance. In other words ‘what is to come must come of itself’ to manifest in a state of absolute freedom. 


Taoism speaks of ‘sahaja’ as a highest virtue – the loss of the peculiar naturalness or unselfconsciousness. One finds this state in an innocent child which is always in its ‘sahaja’ state unless interfered to by society. 


In his semi-naked state Datta was just as unconscious of others nakedness as he was of his own. 


“The person who has conquered the baser self and has reached to the level of self mastery: he is at peace, whether it be in cold or hot, pleasure or pain, honoured or dishonoured" – Bhagavad Gita.


It is said that one would only comprehend the Avadhuta Gita after understanding the word ‘samsara’. It is also found in the Upanishads and Tantra scriptures where the sages used the word to mean ‘higher truths’. 


What is ‘higher truth?’ It means the essential unity of all things -- of all existence, the equipoise of equanimity, the supreme bliss of harmony, that which is aesthetically balanced, undifferentiated unity, absolute assimilation, the most perfect unification and the highest consummation of Oneness. "







Thursday, January 20, 2022

Baul dress designed by Babu Kishan, a picture is worth a thousand words. (RE- Post)

In the 1970's Babu Kishan designed, a Guduri (patch work) dress for his father's (PURNA DAS BAUL) travels & Tagori (Movie) All Bauls follow this lineage !!

Baul Dress (GUDURI designed only by Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul in 1970's.

PICTURES ARE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!!

Before the MID 1970's, no Bauls wore this dress, they all followed this dress because all Bauls always followed 'Purna Das Baul' and before him his father 'Nabani Das Khyapa Baul', there are no mistakes here.

There are so many sweet hearted village Bengali's that follow Baul, so innocent and we have loved them to follow us, this is to clear up some of the people who are changing the narrative and making up stories for a long time now. When the lineage holder is away, the younger people have not got a clue and if it looks exotic it must be real, duping westerners is not cool.

Babu has always encouraged and supported other, that is why he recorded, preserved and encouraged all to follow Baul. He just did not expect what is going on today, with a few ruining it for everybody making up lineages, stories and using every thing from his lineage but taking his name off.

Now: take note how Baul dress is changed as more read this blog, lol, Saffron Bauls, you have to be worthy to wear Saffron dress, now we have Baul singers who are actors or singers wearing saffron because they have to wear something to pose as a Baul?

BABU KISHAN'S DESIGN - for film and for his Dad's travels around the world. Purna Das Baul had been traveling world wide since the 1950's and all over India as a state Singer for Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi. Nabani Das Khyapa Baul was a state singer for Nehru during the freedom Movement. It works like this, this lineage are the pied pipers of gathering people through their song and Vaishnava Baul Kirtan.

Fakir is NOT Baul, I have seen some people posting video's of Fakir saying they are Baul, they are NOT, they are Baul like but Lalon did not do Baul practices. Fakir wear white or black, they sing Lalon songs which are not Baul. They have adopted the ektara but that does not mean because a person has an ektara they are Baul. Too many people are speaking about Baul and do not even know what Baul is? 

Fakir may be all fine, but they are NOT Baul? Fakir, Sai, Dervish, Aul are NOT Baul, it was a Vaishnava reformer who lumped them all together because he did not know who was who, he just hated anybody (by his language) who was not orthodox Vaishnava. Bauls are not orthodox they are Krishna inspired Sahaja, not Buddhist inspired but yet you will hear this because outsiders do not know anything about Baul other than what they read and just about everything written about Baul is wrong.

 Just because Babu Kishan is the first to compose music for Lalon Poetry in the early 1970's does not mean Lalon Fakir songs are Baul. Nobody knows how this all came about. Just because someone is a poet does not mean they are a Baul. Sadhana and knowing who the poets are who wrote the songs, where the songs came from and initiation mean one is a Baul. Everyday someone new laches onto Baul and just makes a mess out of this lineage.

When a Baul singer says, or records songs, 'by Baul Masters', it means they don't know who wrote the songs, they purposely cutting the names of the poets off the songs, or ignorantly covering the names and playing innocent? There are poets and they have names, new Baul singers are way too tricky.

This is Cultural Appropriation. I know Babu Kishan knows all the names of who wrote what Baul lyrics, who recorded the Baul song, and the name of the poet, if you truly were a Baul or from a lineage you would know?

Cutting names off and using a random cover name like "Baul Master" is cultural misappropriation especially when you follow this lineage "Ektara, Baya, Nupoor, but make up a different lineage.

Baul believes in the Human, they always named their poets. Do some deep life long research use the name the poets!! Do not randomize, water down and reduce Baul history or her-story - or the Human Baul poet who has a name, by just saying "a Baul Master" you will know the person does not know anything about Baul? When it comes to Lalon Fakir they are sure to use his name, even though he was a poet and not a Baul, it is all copy and paste from writers who knew nothing and know nothing about what a Baul actually is or even where Baul is from.

All - Das Baul or Dasi - are from this lineage if you see any "DAS BAUL" he follows this lineage and they should know who's songs they sing, Das Baul is this lineage, there is no other lineage of Das Baul, those who say otherwise are cheaters, riding on the coat tails of this lineage but taking the names off and promoting a person they call Guru with titles, making up another lineage that never existed? 
THE FIRST ORIGINAL PATCH WORK dress called the 'GUDURI' DESIGNED BY (BABU KISHAN)  aka Krishnendu Das the eldest son of 'Baul Samarat Purna Das Baul', FOR HIS FATHER (PURNA DAS BAUL). No one in India or the world would know about Baul if not for Nabani Das Khyapa Baul, Purna Das Baul or Babu Kishan.

Babu Kishan is the eldest Grandchild of and first Grandchild of Nabani Das Khyapa Baul he spent his first 8 years in Nabani's lap in rural Birbhum and was initiated by Nabani Das Khyapa Baul. He spent his life with his Grandmother Brajabala Dasi who knew all the stories, was an oral Sanskritist and the most pure simple women and very much his Guru too.

















Babu Kishan style.

 ^^^^^^^^ ALL BAULS FOLLOW EVERYTHING PURNA DAS BAUL (PADMA SHRI) Does and did. How he dressed, beads around the neck and how this lineage dances, Nabani style Ektara, Baya, Nupur. The Dotara is copied from Gopal Das Baul son of the Ekachakra Nityananda Mandir in Ekachakra -  he was Nabani's daughter's husband. 

Manju Dasi was the first Baul Women to travel around the world, starting in the 1960's and the first Baul to add harmonium to Baul music, no one used the harmonium in Baul music until Manju added on her tours with her husband Purna Das Baul. 

In those days travel was not what it has been in the past 20 years, all communication and arrangements were done by letter writing all done by Babu Kishan for his Mom and Dad since the 1970's through 2000. Today it is so easy to travel and make contact by internet and say I am this, I am that, I am legendary and say I am the first Baul Women, history and herstory were complete decades ago, all you see now is copy copy copy and make up stories, fundraising to preserve Baul when Baul is already preserved decades ago?? Anybody can fake it til you make it, when others have laid a foundation and when you take credit for what they already have done that is cheating. There is no comparison. Today new Baul singers just follow the path Babu created, singing his recorded songs even singing his own poetry without a mention who wrote his own songs, even if you are blind there is no excuse?? They copy and dance as Nabani acting like they are the one, mentioning a Das Baul guru who is not a Guru but followed this lineage, even right the Kali Mandir in Laguna Beach without knowing how Babu's connection?? 

This lineage is the only lineage and the only pioneers of Baul throughout India and around the world. No one even knew about Baul before this lineage took their small Baul lineage out of the village of Birbhum to India through Nabani DAS Khyapa Baul and around the world with Purna Das Baul, Manju Dasi and Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul. The rest who followed copied, made up lineages and stories.

Nabani added to an extra string to the Khamak the Mystic Drum, all Bauls play with the 2 strings now and Nabani named it the "Ananda Lahari". So if you see any Baul playing the Khamak with 2 strings that is Nabani style too. Now watch how all my writing is copied and pasted and used as general Baul knowledge?

BEFORE BABU KISHAN'S DESIGN - 
HE DID A THEATRE production CALLED 'CHAITANYA MAHAPRABU' THIS IS HIS DRESS FOR HIS DAD  (PURNA DAS BAUL)  

REGULAR BAUL DRESS BEFORE THE PATCH WORK GUDURI below -
NO BAULS USED (EKATAR 'Gopi Yantra" - BAYA side drum - NUPOOR - ankle beels) BEFORE NABANI AND OF COURSE PURNA DAS BAUL IS HIS ELDEST SON, SO OF COURSE HE FOLLOWED HIS LINEAGE AND HIS FATHER.
NABANI DAS KHYAPA BAUL - MIRROR OF THE SKY - HOW THIS LINEAGE DRESSED BEFORE THE NEW DESIGN BY BABU KISHAN - NOTICE NABANI STYLE EKATARA BAYA (DRUM) THAT IS NABANI'S STYLE ONLY, ALL FOLLOW HIM



















Nabani Das Khyapa Baul style, Nabani was an adept Siddha Baul Avadhut.       ALL BAULS FOLLOWED NABANI. Photo by Rabindranath Tagore.

Babu Kishan in traditional lineage Baul style. He is more than a regular Baul, he is a Music Composer for Indian Cinema, poet, Lyricist, that does not mean Bauls are Indian Cinema composers, they are not, Babu is different, he has his own talents regarding Music and was awarded the Youngest Music Composer in India when he was 13, he is rare. Many Bauls follow him and are trying to compose and produce music, that is not really Baul, it is just the person Babu Kishan who has an ear for music because he was born an oral Sanskritist and loves languages, Indian Philosophy, Vaishnava Tantra, Shaivite Tantra and Indian Music including folk, classical, Bhjana, Kirtan ect... this is not Baul it is Babu Kishan.

Before Nabani Das Khyapa Baul no Bauls, used Ektara, Baya (hand drum) and Nupoor (ankle Bells). Yet, this is what is presented by someone who has made up a lineage, Babu Kishan knew all the people who followed by from the 1960's, the truth must be told. Too many westerners do not know the language and follow who looks exotic, if it looks exotic run in the other direction, the blind leading the blind.

When you see anybody, any Baul using these instruments they are following Nabani Das Baul. It does not matter who they are and guaranteed they are singing the songs from this Lineage or many sing Bengali folk songs, not even Baul songs.

If you see any Baul use a dotara they are following Radharani's husband Gopal Das Baul, he is the first to use the Dotara in the 1940's he was the son of the Pujari of the Ekachakra Mandir in Ekachakra and disciple of Nabani who married him to his daughter Radharani. 

This lineage sings Baul songs and Baul Kirtan and all Vaishnava Baul songs and kirtan come from this Lineage and have always come from this Lineage. This is the Lineage of Nityananda of Ekachakra, Nabani and Purna Das Baul all come from Ekachakra Birbhum.

There is not other Lineage. 

BABU KISHAN ALSO, INTRODUCED THIS STYLE IN A BENGALI FILM CALLED TAGORI AND HE MADE A NEW DESIGN FOR WOMEN BAUL WORN BY SANDHI ROY IN TAGORI. NOW BAUL WOMEN COPY THAT STYLE TOO. 

TOGORI IS A STORY ON HIS AUNT RADHARANI. TODAY'S WOMEN BAULS COPY THE STYLE FROM THE MOVIE TAGORI (1980) ISH. 

HISTORICAL.

This is Babu Kishan'S own designed patchwork quilt style he developed in the 1970's for his Dad 'Purna Das Baul' and as you can see below all Bauls follow this lineage in Dress, Dotara and Ektara, Baya and Nupur. I wonder what Nabani would have thought. Babu Kishan thinks it is great, but tell the truth, don't copy everything, follow what they do and then take their names off and make up stories??? Do not make up Lineages and cheat people.







This Guy say's he had played with Bob Dylan and all the people that Babu Kishan hung out with ?? He is no more, but he followed this family and Babu knew him. He had nothing to do with Bob Dylan.
Nabani Das Khyap Baul Ektara Baya Nupoor (ankle bells).



It should be noted that Golemale Gomale is a song first recorded by Purna Das Baul the song is Nabani Das Khypa Baul Lyrics, this Baul dressed in Babu Kishan's dress must know this. This is what I am talking about singing the songs from this lineage and then Writing Bangla Baul song as if he wrote it. ?? Another picture of this guy, it says all rights reserved. 
Well - All rights are reserved on this song too.



WOMEN BAUL SINGER WEARING THE TAGORI (MOVIE) STYLE DRESS THAT BABU KISHAN DESIGNED For THE MOVIE TAGORI on his Aunt Radharani. 
But hey who would know??
BAUL WOMEN DO NOT NORMALLY DRESS THIS WAY NOR DO THEY HAVE JATA.
















SO THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF OTHER PICTURES ALL WEARING BABU KISHAN'S DESIGN AND FOLLOWING NABANI STYLE EKATARA BAYA NUPOOR (ANKLE BELLS).

WHO FOLLOW WHO!

NEXT I WILL PROFILE BAULS WHO SING THE SONGS FROM THIS LINEAGE BUT GIVE NO CREDIT TO THE WRITER OF THE SONGS BUT SAY THEY ARE FROM A DIFFERENT LINEAGE.
THIS POST MAY GROW OVER TIME.
THIS BLOG IS A RECORD.

Nabani did not wear a patch work Guduri (dress) this is completely Babu Kishan's style that was followed and popular with all Baul singers.





Thursday, December 23, 2021

Krishnendu Das aka Babu Kishan's family. Rare video of Grandmother Brajabala Dasi, Aunt Radharani Dasi. What authentic Baul Women look like.



 Babu Kishan says, Thank You and good job to Usha Harding of the Kali Mandir in Laguna Beach, for putting this video of his family together. It is a delight for him to see his Grandmother Guru and his Aunt Radharani, they are very dear to him because he spent his first 8 years of life with them and Nabani Das Khyapa Baul. Although Brajabal is his Grandmother (Guru) she was his first mother.

 In 1986 Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das invited and introduced Usha (Elizabeth Harding) to Bengal India. Journeys with her to the Joy Dev Mela in Kenduli Birbhum and the Paush Mela in Shantiniketan where was introduced to Babu Kishan's family.


Babu Kishan introduced Usha to the Ramakrishna Mission in Calcutta and took her inside through the back door of the Dakinishswar Temple. He was a monk in the Ramakrishna Mission for 12 years, so he had some sway and allowed Usha to take the picture of Kali Ma that is on the cover of her book Kali. I think she was the first Westerner to take a picture of Dakinishswar Kali Ma.

Babu Kishan was also instrumental in introducing her to Baul Culture and Kali ma and encouraged and supported her in creating the Kali Mandir in Laguna Beach and her book.

This is some of the last video footage of the last rare authentic Baul Women and Men. Today they are all fake followers on the coat tail of this one and only lineage of Vaishnava Tantric Baul.

There is no other lineage, those who say there are are making it all up as they go, they teach wrong teachings.

Brajabala and Radharani look simple but make no mistake they were Oral Sanskrit Scholars and knew more Vaishnava Tantra that anybody could know.

Thanks again to all who produced this footage, it means a lot to Babu.

#vaishnavabaul #authenticBaul #BaulWomen #lineageBaul #theonlylineageBaul 

Thank You from Babu Kishan, he also, says he is so happy to see his young young photos of himself. 

Thank You Usha Joy Ma.



 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Osho and the connection with Babu Kishan! Updated Repost from April 2012






                                    Babukishan - Osho - & The Bauls of Bengal



Babu kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul is a Vaishnava Baul from Birth born in the village of Suri Birbhum, W Bengal given at birth to his grandparents Nabani Das Kheppa Baul and Brajabala Dasi who named him Krishnendu now KD Babu kishan. Babu Kishan is his Bollywood name, there is a long story of how he became known as Babu Kishan one reason is he did not want to use his fame in Bengal and he did not want to use his Dad's Purna Das Bauls fame, he did everything on his own merit, that is why most people in Bengal do not even know Krishnendu Das is Babu Kishan.


Osho knew Babu kishan personally since the 1980's Babu had been composing music in Bombay. He worked for CBS in Bombay and Osho wanted all his talks recorded on to tape. 


Along came Babukishan the first Baul Osho had met other than Nabani Das Khyapa Baul many decades ago when he was a student traveling to Bengal. Osho never knew any other Bauls. Osho was deeply inspired by the Bauls of Bengal.


 Osho wrote 2 books on Bauls that are not completely accurate, but still in print today. In one of their many converstations Babu kishan had with Osho, he asked Osho to change the books to make them more accurate, Osho agreed and said he would but he passed away in 1990 at age of 58, before these books could be changed. Thus many things he wrote about the Baul's are inaccurate and were made to attract people.


Babukishan spent many, many hours with OSHO talking about the 'Bauls of Bengal' and of course his Grandfather Guru Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and his lineage of Baul. Babu Kishan through CBS produced most of the music and tapes that are selling today.


The books on Baul that Osho wrote are way too simplistic with many assumptions made about who and what the Baul's of Birbhum Bengal are, please note: Osho is not a Baul he is not from Bengal as are all the scholars of yesterday and today, not from Bengal and making huge assumptions, cherry picking, copying and pasting, translating not being accurate on who wrote the songs.


They give a few rupee's to random or poor lineage Bauls from this family and take advantage in the name of preserving Baul rather than helping they are stealing information for their own benefit, and probably mistranslating making association with other poets who are not actual Baul in some ways creating a cultural genocide but thinking they are do gooders? That is why Babu Kishan gives very little information out, he has been used by so many over the decades. He has almost 60 years experience world wide with scholars of Baul, never trust the scholars as you are just a means to a career for them?


Osho said Bauls were not philosophers, WRONG; they are the biggest of philosophers of all Indian Philosophies, dual and non-dual.


Baul's are poets but not only poets, no Baul without the inner essence of Baul. The name of the Poets is a Must, there is no generic Baul, or saying Baul's do not care, no true Baul would ever say that, only someone stealing on the outside would? 


Only the fake Baul's do not care because they do not know and are fundraising to preserve Baul? This is really an crime against indigenous peoples and there is no integrity is saying, Baul's do not care or putting other generic poets names on this lineages songs.


Bauls are singing the poetry from this lineage the Lineage of Nabani Das Khyappa Baul and his lineage, you would not even know the name Baul if it were not for Nabani Das Khyapa Baul, Purna Das Baul or Babu Kishan? They are the ones who took Baul outside of Bengal to India and the World, others followed shamelessly not even mentioning where they got Baul from. I have many great stories of the others that followed, mostly refugee's to Calcutta from Bangladesh either partition or 1971 war time when all you could hear on India radio was Purna Das Baul. 


When Babu brought many to his home, where they either were servants or were his disciples, he taught many, but his name completely erased because it became survival of the fittest in the 'fake it til you make it' Baul. All sang and followed Purna Das Baul wanting to be a great singer, but not necessarily a Baul.


Lalon Fakir's poetry which nobody knew until this family went back to Bangladesh in the 1970's and recorded it thus Baul became associated with Lalon Fakir. Babu Kishan is the first to bring Bangladeshi singers to Calcutta, he composed music to Lalon Songs back in the 1970's, before that Lalon poetry did not have music to the songs. Lalon Fakir or Shah is not a Baul but he is a poet, he never practiced Baul sadhana?


Manju Das, (Babu's birth mother) was from Bangladesh, her fatherJogesh Das was a Sanskrit Professor (With 3 Masters Degree's) at Dhakha University, in 1952 they had to flee for their lives because Jogesh Das spoke Bengali and Sanskrit and at the time Bangladesh was being Islamised by the Pakistani's and if you didn't speak Urdu you were either dead or you had to flee for your life. 


There were no Bauls in Bangladesh in those day or very few, there however, Dervish, Fakir, Sai and Shah which somehow got lumped in as Baul, but they are not Baul, dervish fakir sai shah are all Muslim Sufi. 


Baul for thousand of years has been based on Indian Philosophy Vaishnava which is Hindu, they accepted all people who rejected by other groups including Sufi and Buddhist of that particular time. This lineage even accepted Bangladeshi (East Pakistani refugee's) encouraging and helping but that does make a person a Baul. Babu Kishan helped many of them.


However, in these modern times with the demise of the 'Lineage Baul' many of the Bangaldeshi refugee's had to survive and when one needs to survive they will do whatever is necessary to survive including making up stories and cutting the name of the lineage Bauls off, many were jealous and started to become jealous of Purna Das Bauls success. Even poisoning him and trying to kill him at the Joy Dev Mela. This story will come out and so will names.


The new Bangladeshi refugees, through no fault of their own, thought it was a good way to make money and survive and thus the demise of the Baul's watering down, reductionism. 


As Sufi flowed into Bengal, Islamists who rejected any Sufi came to the Bauls, the Bauls learned the juice of Sufi but that does not mean they became Sufi.


Buddhist's as they flowed into Bengal, were only given shelter because Brahmins rejected these Buddhists, the Bauls accepted them but they did not become Buddhist.

All rejected people were accepted by the Baul's including refugee's from the 1971 East Pakistan and Indian war, now Bangladesh. This is where most of the problems began, they tried to follow and become Purna Das Baul singing his songs, following his success but then realizing they could be the ones, they started using this lineage following whatever they did. Nabani passed away in 1969 and none of the new Baul followers even met him, not many of the Lineage Baul cousins met him but sweet sweet Brajabala was there until the late 1990's, but she was busy with family. 


Babu considers her his mother as he did not know his mother was his mother until the early 70's after Nabani whom he only knew as his father until 1969 when he found out Purna Das Baul actually was his father..

This is a huge story never told and only Babu Kishan knows all the players because he encourage all of them, he brought many along on their journeys around the world. 


Not realizing the fate of the "riding on the coat tail, new Baul who have created fake lineages and fake Baul Guru's.


Bauls are based on the ancient Sanatan Dhrama of India, Baul is a Dharma not a religion nor a cult. They are only one Sampradaya, now extinct, there are only a few who know the real story and the inside information. Do not use the Baul's.


Bauls are Tantric Bhakti Yogi's and this lineage is based on Vaishnava. 


A Vaishnava based on pure love and respect not the kind that has incarnated to the West of abuse and name calling as the new Vaishnava of the West has done.


Vaishnava Bauls are sweet and humbler that an blade of grass, they have survived the British, the Muslim invaders, disease, famine and now in '2012' are almost extinct because of modern society. I wrote this in 2012 it is now 2021 and things have only gotten worse.


Bauls talk and accept all religions and people, they visit temples, mosques, churches this is but only one thing that  what makes them different. 


You will not find that with Sufi or other groups, they only talk about themselves or talk about Allah or their own God. This may be one of the reason most people consider Lalon Fakir a Baul because his poetry talked about all but without Baul sadhana and the inner secrets of Baul, poetry does not make one a Baul, there is so much more.


 The Bauls always accepted all, they are the original Peacemakers of the planet and have something to teach the world at this time. In 2005 UNESCO said, The Bauls are an Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible History of Humanity, unfortunately this is a farce because the Bangladeshi official who did this received millions of dollars and went into hiding, he used the Bauls with false teachings making them muslim and the money to preserve Baul songs of Bangladesh which do not exist, he said Baul is from Persia? Just one of many who use Baul for their own cause.


Baul is simple if you grew up with the Guru and spoke sanskrit, learning all the philosophy from birth it is really easy if you are from the lineage. It is a Guru parampara tradition, too many people write inaccuracies about he Bauls because Bauls do not give out information easily. 


Babu Kishan personally knew all of the scholars who have written books about the Baul's including all the American scholars, he has argued their writings are inaccurate since the late 1970's meeting all of them, and lecturing at their Universities around the world because he was qualified both academically and from inside the tradition. 


Scholars pay anybody a few rupee's to any poor person, they then claim and make up stories for books and a career as an academic with no repercussions as to another humans family lineage. It is just a game for name and fame, using the poor for their own interest and career.


Babu Kishan has written 3 books about the Bauls back in the 1980's, the real Bauls are basically extinct they need accurate preservation not speculation and a rewriting of what is already inaccurately written.


This below statement made by Osho is accurate is some ways and in some ways if you take this literally it is totally inaccurate and over simplified. 


What Osho said regarding the Bauls of Bengal is just fluff he never knew any Bauls other than Babukishan and he met his Grandfather Nabani Das Baul once? Osho had written the books on Baul before he met Babu and passed away before he could fulfill his promise to Babu Kishan to change the books.


There is one new Baul who has gone to Delhi representing the Baul connection with Osho, but he is singing Babu Kishan's Baul poetry LOL.... Nobody knows the truth, people who follow Baul need to start to be honest and saying whose songs they are singing, who the poets are instead of using and pretending they are lineage Baul. I mean this guy too says he is from a lineage but singing Babu Kishan's songs, he has a good voice but really?? There is only ONE lineage of Baul.


Worldwide Copyright all rights reserved 2012 - 2040 as this is all being written about and will be in our book "Baul Unplugged. This book is late but better late than never.


The true story of The Bauls of Bengal written by a living lineage holder. by Babukishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul

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"To be a Baul nothing is needed. In fact, the moment you need nothing, you become a Baul. The moment you are unburdened and you don't possess anything, any past, you are a Baul. No, things like that are never originated. Nobody creates them; they happen. They are part of nature. 


Source - Osho Book "The Beloved, Vol 1" .


This quote from Osho's book is wrong in many ways, but right in many ways, Baul is a paradox. There is a very long discourse that goes with Osho is trying to say and may be misinterpreted in many ways. It is NOT so easy to be a Baul but many want it to be so, so that they can easily grow dread locks and dress up, making up lineages and follow Baul. Not so easy!!