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Friday, August 12, 2022

Pioneering Baul Lineage, Copyright what does it mean!


It seems over the years, actually decades Random Bauls, Writers, Youtubers, Scholars, Journalists, like to Randomize Baul. What does that means, ie) Bauls met Bob Dylan, Bauls associated with Allen Ginsberg, Bauls associated with Rabindranath Tagore on and on, kind of like the new Woke inclusive, we have to include everybody?

This is not how history works though, those Bauls actually have names, only a few Bauls associated with and had many decades relationships with the names they use, other Bauls are not even Bauls they are people who follow Baul and make up lineages? In fact they lie and make random associations because you just might think it was them, it was not.

One that is just insane, is Baul now has a Padma Shree, no you do not, the Baul has a name and it is Purna Das Baul? Baul has a name to use random "Baul did this and that" is just trying to include yourself in the fakery! Baul poets have names, yet a random Baul, I could use their name but I don't want to associate with any of these people. 

They say Bauls does not care who the poet is, Yes they do care! 

You don't care because you have stolen Nabani Das Khyapa Baul poetry and put another poets name on? Baul believes in the law of Karma, how is that for a random?

This randomization is really cultural theft.

Truly, it is insane and it is constant, Baul is associated with Bollywood? No, Babu Kishan is the only Baul associated with Bollywood for 40 years? 

Some will say they created Baul fusion? That is not true because Babu Kishan created Baul fusion 2 decades before you in the early 1970's?

Babu Kishan see's random Bauls sing his lyrics (poetry) all the time with no credit given to him or to his family or to his Guru Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and no credit given to his ancestors, yet these same Bauls crawl around, saying they are from a lineage there is no way they are we know it was created to fake people out.

 They have these long stories but are singing the songs of this lineage giving credit to someone else, some long story of their hard luck.

The narrative regarding Baul is changing daily, I can not even believe what some Fake Bauls say, it is bizarre and even stranger people listen to and believe these people?

The over using, making simplistic conclusions on what and who Baul is, creating new narratives like it is a fad always acting like it is a circus show, lacking substance, just random nonsense drawing false conclusions? Baul is associated with (whatever this lineage has done) NO YOU ARE NOT but yet this pioneering lineage is used all the time! 

These wild twisted circus assumptions and collective narratives have created a Cultural Genocide, confusing just about everybody with head spinning speed.

Who to believe, like most traditions the authority lies in the lineage, not with outsiders, but then when you see others saying lineage. 

I will tell you what Babu Kishan knows who all the old followers of Baul are and he can tell knows who is from lineage or not.

You won't like what he says, but he tells the truth and why would he spend 60 years preserving his lineage if there wasn't one? All the Baul singers are way younger than he is and he has been there, done that. He will honestly tell you who is a good singer and who is not and he always appreciates talent.

The authority of the lineage lies in the lineage, not a fake made up lineage. This is the only lineage of Das Baul and Dasi that should give you a clue, you can be sure any other made up lineage with a Guru called Das Baul is fake lineage, they have copied all from this lineage. 

Note: Nabani style is Ektara Baya and Nupoor, if you see someone copying this style but they say their Baul Guru follows someone who is actually a poet and not a Baul, they are fake and culturally appropriating from this lineage

Note: if you see someone with Das Baul or Dasi and they are saying they come from another lineage, wrong, they are lying.

Note: it is really difficult to know who is singing what songs, unless you know vernacular Birbhum Bengali, unless you know, that is why it is so easy to put on a show, to act Baul but not have a clue even if they are singing a Baul song, it takes an expert, thus the fake can fool you.
They can wear dread locks (jata) especially a female and everybody thinks wow they must be real, they are not. 

It just gets boring after a while, it has all been used and all Baul is extinct. With that in mind, now is not the time for stupidity, it is the time to protect Baul and just get it straight. 

Baul does not need performers or bad actors anymore, no saviours, fundraisers! What Baul needs is accurate recorded true history. 

Baul needs to know who the poets were, who were the real Bauls not Baul followers or random people. 

Baul needs respect as all Indigenous peoples do, Baul does not need any Baba's or Maa's to use it anymore, or to collect donations to say they are preserving Baul, because Babu Kishan has preserved Baul decades ago, since the 1960's.

Baul does not need people running around duping people saying they are legendary, Baul history and her story was complete decades ago.

They may present themselves sitting around the dumi smoking ganja and you may say oh wow cool, they are Not. Ganja is smoking them and today even Grandma all over the world smokes ganja. LOL really it is not that cool anymore., or they talk about Tantric sex and Baul, these people are fake and not cool.

The authority of any Lineage, tradition in Sanatan Dharma aka Hinduism, Indian Philosophy, Yoga, Tantra, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita has been inside the lineage, not outside the lineage. 

I have read over and over Baul is illiterate, maybe you are, maybe random people who use Baul are, maybe who the scholars pay a few rupee's to are illiterate. Baul is far from illiterate, they are Gosai Gosain, far from illiterate, if you can speak oral Sanskrit how could you be illiterate, many some did not read or write, the key word some, but this lineage could read Manuscripts in Sanskrit, Nabani had many.

Nabani Das Khyapa Baul took Gosai off their name, he didn't like anybody touching his feet, he felt touch your own feet, now you have fake Bauls creating videos showing them selves as entering the village and people running up touching their feet. No that is not Baul that is someone who wants to be a Baba or Ma trying to show how holy they are?

The authority comes from the living lineage, the people who lived it and preserved it. In this case Baul is an oral Sanskrit tradition, they had manuscripts and agamas. Their poetry was shared in Akhara's, their wisdom was shared in families, where after years they actually would be called a Baul. Being called a Baul is not for RANDOM people, Baul is not an UMBRELLA name for any group of random people. 

Do not show Nabani Das Khyapa Bauls or Purna Das Bauls picture with Bava (Baba) Pagla and then say, Baul followed him. Baul has never followed anyone, authentic Baul has a very long lineage of well defined practices and Baul song, Kirtan. And you can stop using Nabani's photo as a random Baul, shame on you! #SingaporeUniversity

You are 100% wrong he followed Baul and he even told Babu Kishan who composed alot Music for Baba Pagla's poetry. They are different, if you follow Baba Pagla great, he was a great poet but he never said he was a Baul, he followed this lineage. It is insane what scholars are doing and I can just image who is advising them thinks he is a know it all Baul too? They may be great on their own but they are NOT BAUL.

Baul is only from Birbhum, not South India, Persia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, where do people get this from? They make it up because they are not Baul, they make it up to receive funding from governments or undeserved awards that anybody can get today. It was not so easy in the past.

You are not preserving Baul you are destroying Baul! Making up stories watering down and reducing, false narratives, and name dropping, but you do not know who the poets are. Reading what I write and poaching, skimming and rewording to include yourself.

Making false associations that never existed. False watered down, dumbed down narratives, name dropping?

This lineage made Baul popular, through Nabani Das Khyapa Baul, Purna Das Baul and Babu Kishan. The Baul followers learned that they could use everything, cut their names off and pretend they were the ones. Baul way of life it extinct now.

Babu Kishan has preserved Baul decades ago, it has been done, Baul is preserved. How else could you have Baul songs and Baul poetry to steal, how else could you copy everything, what they sing, where they go, how they dress, and Nabani Style?

We have to speak out, who would have thought, all this fakery and name dropping, taking their accomplishments, taking their names off and just saying, Baul was associated with Bob Dylan, Baul was involved in Bollywood, Baul was associated with Allen Ginsberg, stealing their already recorded songs and poetry, saying Baul does not care who wrote the poetry. You do not care because you do not understand the repercussions of being a thief, the reductionism and watering down, if something does not belong to you, why would you care? 

They write and speak generalizing Books and stories but use all the stories from this lineage and then post pictures of random Bauls making associations as if they are the ones, when they had nothing to do with the story. 

This is a viral cultural appropriation on steroids.

Let me give you some examples and explain why it actually matters.

1. Baul is extinct, Baul was preserved since the 1960's this has been his life mission as requested by Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and Brajabala Dasi the last living authentic Bauls. 

2. There are fake Bauls collecting donations to preserve Baul, this has lead to reductionism and the watering down of Baul. Baul is already recorded and preserved by Babu Kishan and we know 100% that they are not lineage Baul yet copying everything making generalizations and randomizing Baul to fit their narrative. More on this later. Taking this lineages songs, style and following them but deleting their names.

3. The use of the songs from this lineage, taking the poets name off and saying Bauls do not care who the poets are? All of the songs Babu Kishan has recorded and there are hundreds, much of it his own poetry, his tune, his music compositions have been used in random by random Bauls that never existed before. They use the music and never say where it came from, but yet they are promoting themselves using many hard luck stories, never giving the names of the poets or where the music came from ie) this is Purna Das Baul music, the poetry comes from Nabani or Babu Kishan, we follow them. No way they all have made up stories of other lineages and Guru's? It is blatant in many cases and viral.

3.Writing stories about this lineage, making claims about other Bauls while posting a random Bauls picture beside the story when they have no association, they look exotic but they are not part of this lineage and using their pictures is hurtful because they are users of this lineage and have made bold faced lies, take poets names off, they use everything and follow, teach wrong teachings. The say Bauls, do not care who the poets are, yes you do because you are using Baul and you do not care because you do not know.

4. Babu Kishan does not talk to scholars anymore, because they have made such a mess. They never write what you tell them, but recently a scholar needed some help and I said, I will talk to her, it was on Allen Ginsberg and Baul. 

So I talked, she did a good job but then when she promoted Allen Ginsberg and Baul she posted picture of random Bauls a Women Baul who takes stunning pictures of herself twirling using Nabani style Ektara Baya and Nupoor which Nabani created, yet she has made up a fake lineage, teaching false teachings, we do not want to be associated and have no association with these people. 

Then she posted another Baul one who is a Baul follower, saying he is the one who created Baul fusion when Babu Kishan created it 2 decades before and mainly sings Bangladeshi folk songs?

Yes, Babu Kishan is the only Baul to have a 2 decades association and friendship with Allen Ginsberg?

That is the biggest thing Babu Kishan does not want to be associated with any of these people, he says they are NOT Baul and he would know because he has watched all since the 1960's and preserved this whole lineage. To him it is a huge embarrassment even if they get 10 thousands likes of FB. He would say the biggest cheaters get lots of likes. Likes and followers does not make you real or legit.

We live in Kali Yuga what is real is seen as unreal and what is unreal is seen as real. Babu Kishan has composed music for more Guru's in India than nearly anybody else. He has seen it all and all the fakes, he tell in a second who you are. He does not want association with fakes.

I know it sounds petty, but it has gone on for years, and really it is insidious over time and it creates misconceptions and untruths over time it is repeated, Baul had association with Bollywood, but no mention of Babu Kishan who is the only Baul who actually worked in Bollywood and Indian Cinema when it was in Calcutta. They take some random Baul and make this association without any mention of actually who made Baul history?

Babu Kishan knows all the poets because he actually had an authentic Baul Guru Nabani Das Khyapa Baul? All Bauls are taught who wrote the poetry that is part of this lineage, it is part of Baul to know?

5. There are NOT 20,000 Bauls, that is a complete lie, Baul is extinct, you can't just be a Baul because you say you are. The name Baul is like Acharya, not everybody is an oral Sanskritist, not everybody knows all the Shastra, today very few if any know all this. Today anybody can do a Yoga pose, when I was in Delhi little kids were trained to beg by doing incredible yoga poses.

Stop making people stupid, get a job, get educated and if you want to understand Baul songs, learn who the poets are, it is hard to believe that anybody would make Baul so reduced to the point of dumb, dumbing Baul down.







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NO poaching, No name dropping, taking names off! 

Means do not use, taking names off and making Baul generic or random as in Baul did this and that, Baul has a name. 
Baul did not get Padma Shree it was Purna Das Baul, stop using Baul and including random Baul. 

Use correct Photos not random Baul photos on someone a Bauls story.
Do not post random Bauls with stories from this lineage.



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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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

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


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No poaching, changing of the narrative, Cherry Picking,

Taking names off and retelling the stories under fake lineages.

No making these stories random, example, Baul received a Padma Shree, saying Baul associated with Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg or Bollywood. Baul has a name and so do the poets.

Baul is extinct. Baul is not an umbrella name for a random group of people, Baul is not muslim aul, sai, shah, Dervish. or fakir? Stop watering down and reducing, basically stealing this lineage.


Baul Tantra, Mantra Yantra - (Gopi Yantra)  

vs Tantra as Sex.


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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 endlesscycle 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..."




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. So if you are reading this and thinking or learning for some other person that calls themselves a Baul master, this does not belong to them or their made up lineage. This only comes from this lineage. Please do not copy, I have seen my writings copied and pasted in other articles. 


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.  One reason is for some reason Baul has become a business for so many. There are so many fakes trying to copy this lineage, there are so many fakes who are just Baul singers and not very good at that but fooling outsiders and westerners who have not got a clue what is good singing and what is not. Yoga is getting boring so tourist attraction Bauls are convincing people with their new exotic looks and a smiley Bhava that they are it. Much discernment is needed in knowing who is real and who is not. But I can say anybody fundraising on behalf of Baul today is not a Baul. (period and certainly is not from a lineage because this is the only lineage of Baul. (period)


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. Babu wrote 3 Books on Baul in the 1980's he also, wrote about HIS lineage. Ask Babu questions he will tell you who is who? It is better to ask than waste your time.


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(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 Dasi was very much a guru to Babu Kishan 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.


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 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 Baul 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. 


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 Paul was part of the Freedom Movement in India singing before Nehru gave his speeches as Paul has always been known as the biggest attention intoxicating through the honey of their song.


Nabani Das Khyapa Paul sang for Nehru before all his talk all over India. Then my parents (Purna Das Paul 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.


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. 


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 Baul Lineage 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. 


Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu is the creator of Baul fusion in the early 1970's, just recently we saw someone from France saying they created Baul fusion in 1997, no you are wrong and not just with your one album, I have created multiple Baul Fusion albums and 2 decades before? With all top Indian Cinema singers and so many well known western singers and rock and rollers?


Please understand that Baul songs are not folk songs, their songs are spiritual songs and this particular 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? Just faking it til you make it, sorry this is not Baul and never will be?


 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? 


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, dervish, shah are Muslim Sufi it is not Baul.

 Baul is based on Hindu Yoga, Indian Philosophy, Vaishnavism, they accepted all, but they did not become all.

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 but were lumped together with the Baul for terminology sake, however the Bauls are a unique and distinct sect, the oldest lineage being the Vaishnava Bauls who were sanskrit speaking people, they are brahmin and very educated in the oral tradition.


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, 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.


Bauls in general as posted on the internet did not associate with anybody this family did. Some went to this Bauls associations and copied and tried to be them. 

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?


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. I t 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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Do not name drop, take names off, Baul cares about their stories and their life, they know who the poets are, do not poach, lie and create new lineages, stop stealing. 


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


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