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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Cultural Mis-Appropriation = Indigenous Genocide

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Cultural Mis-Appropriation = Indigenous Genocide

 Commandeering, expropriation, seizure, takeover, usurpation, annexation,  attachment, confiscation, grab, reductionism, watering down, reducing, riding on the coat tails of the ones who created a road, who did all the leg work, who wrote the books from inside the tradition, who promoted and introduced the world to Baul, then taking their names off and adding their own names. Singing their songs but saying they are your own, not properly educating what exactly Baul is.

Intellectual Property Theft (Songs from this Lineage) already preserved and recorded, used without giving credit? Songs cut down and the singing style changed! 

Singing and dancing Ektara, Baya, and Nupoor - Nabani Das Khyapa Baul style without any understanding that they are copying his style. 

Nabani created and danced a certain way, all Bauls follow Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and make like it has come from another made up lineage. 

This is cultural appropriation. Baul is extinct and this has to stop, please be respectful, it is not your ancestors, stop making up stories and cheating people.

Adopting a elements of a minority culture for fame, gain,  using trickery, creating harmful stereotypes that dilute the truth of who the Bauls are, this destroys the Essence of Baul. Cultural Appropriation by fetishizing Baul Culture, making it about a bunch of fools singing and acting foolishly, making Baul an over sexualized community, a bunch of fake tantric teachers, this has reduced and watered down the true meaning of Baul.

By others attaching themselves to Baul such and the so called Bauls of Bangladesh, there is a long story how this happened, they do not exist, but yet all the fake bauls perpetuate this because they do not have any other stories. They do not know.

The dilution and erasure of these indigenous practices, all because of poverty and a need to ride on the coat tail of this lineage, while diluting the songs and the spiritual practices of the Bauls of Bengal.

​The diluting of a small group of people from Birbhum, the appropriation by from Bangladesh and outsiders who erase names and stories, claiming them as their own, repeating wrong things scholars have written about Baul and singing folk songs calling them Baul songs.

versus 

Cultural Appreciation  and Preservation in context of Lineage. 

Not a made up lineage, they saying what you see written, teaching Baul from what others write.

No one ever said, Baul was from a Lineage except Babu Kishan, now the riders on the coat tails have come out of the wood work and lineage, lineage, lineage. Dig deep, not all as it appears.


There is only one Lineage Baul and that is the Lineage of Jai Nitai, Tantric Vaishnava Baul Birbhum Bengal India.


Friday, May 7, 2021

Tarapith, Baul Tantra - Nabani Khyapa Baul & eldest Grandson, his little Krishna who he named Krishnendu & called Prem - Babu Kishan Das

Nabani was an adept Sadhaka at Tarapith who was initiated by Bama Khyepa, he took his sick tiny premature grandson with crooked limbs to Tara Maa right after he was born praying and begging for his life; Ayurvedic medicine, prayers and mantra were used to heal baby Krishnendu and his limbs were straightened through daily Ayurvedic massage given by Nabani and Brajabala Dasi. It should be noted that Nabani was a healer and he had healed thousands of people eveywhere he went, taking their karma and transmuting it.



Nabani knew the Tantra of alchemy and traditional herbs, he was a close friend of the famed Ayurvedic doctor and healer Dr. Kali Goti who also helped with healing Babu.

 Nabani was an adept at manifesting siddhi's, he knew all the Guru's, Saints, Siddhas, Yogis, Naths, Swamis, Sadhus, Sadhakas of the time and had them all give dharshan and blessings to his little baby Krishnendu. 



Babu went everywhere with Nabani and was a regular at Tarapith learning tantric and Baul sadhana, hanging out with the Gurus and Tantrics one could say he owes his life to Tara Maa and Kali Maa. The village Rakha Kali Maa temple where he played, was right beside the Ratha Yatra Cart with Radha and Krishna. The village favoured many gods. Babu saw and experienced a world that does not exist today, those times are gone. I specualate that perhaps this was Babu's karma and a continuation of his past life.



Nabani's samadhi was in 1969, when KD Babukishan was only 8 years old. He thought Nabani was his father, until he learned his real father was Nabani's eldest son Purna Das Baul who had since had two other sons that were raised outside Baul tradition, in contemporary Calcutta. 

Most people on a path would agree that our family is not who we are. Guru is our real family if we are lucky to have one, Babu was lucky to have Nabani who left him his spark. Losing Nabani was to be the greatest loss of little KD Babukishan's life and the greatest loss to the whole Baul community. 

Nabani was not an ordinary Baul he was an extraordinary genius. Babukishan was by his side when he went into samadhi. 

On his grandfather’s passing, KD Babukishan recalls: “suddenly he reached out and gave me his hand at the same time a huge thunder cracked as his whole body turned a blue whitish and an electric current shocked me and ran through my body at the same time automatically the tulsi plant fell over and the Bhagavad Gita hit Boro Baba on his head, he was gone. He held my hand so tight I felt an electric current run through my body my third eye opened, I saw the universe my Boro Baba had given me what is called a Bramhma dharshan. I felt a huge force of power and light in my body, I couldn't break free of Boro Baba's grip.”


Happy Mother's Day.

This is Tara Ma (MahaVidya) from Tarapith in Birbhum Bengal. She is the Ma who saves all, this is Babu Kishan's first Ma, when he was a Baby and not to live, his Grandfather Guru Nabani Das Khyapa Baul brought him to her and prayed for his life as he was premature with crooked limbs. He birth mom Manju brought but it was through Tara Ma's grace he is alive today.





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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Copy Right 2010 - 2040 No poaching, stealing, hijacking - by taking names off and recreating fake stories or stealing anything from this blog.

This blog is called (Lineage Baul) it was created in 2009. No other Bauls ever talked about Lineage. Now we have people who have created fake lineages, all be told in the new Book which is taking way longer than suspected. 

Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das has always talked about his 'Lineage of Baul', the Tantric Vaishnava Bauls of Birbhum Bengal the only Lineage of Baul that ever existed. 

Babu introduced Baul to the world since the 1970's and his father before him since the 1950's and to America in 1967. As Purna Das Bauls manager from a young age he organized and traveled the world since the 1970's when no one used a computer. It should be noted back in the day before modern facebook Bauls and computers, he wrote letters and made contacts that others are using today, they are meeting his friends, going where he has been for decades. 

 Babu Kishan set up the template of modern Bauls who have traveled around the world today. This is a huge history others are appropriating.

Babu Kishan created the first web site in the history or herstory of Baul. He could see daily in the late 1990, through to 2006 copy and pasting from his web site, he would see his story in other blogs and books but with his name and the name of his one and only lineage taken off. 

And even funnier he would see other Bauls copy his exact words and use his story as if it was their story, it was comical back then but now that Baul has been used and abused by outsiders, it is time to set the record straight and plug the holes of what has become a 'cultural genocide'.

Everything Babu has done has been copied, new lineages that never existed before now created. There is no other lineage of Baul, those new Baul singers are just copying whatever this lineage is and making it up. There are only people who copy and paste from the writings of this lineage. 

All copied the colourful patchwork dress (Guduri) that Babu Kishan created for his Dad on his travels. All copied Nabani's style of Baul Ektara Dupki and Nupoor and Nabani's dance style. Explain that, yet they say they are a different lineage of Baul??

If you use Etara Dupki and Nupoor (Nabani's style of ankle bells) you are following this lineage, you are following Nabani Das Khyapa Baul, but yet telling people you have a lineage and a different lineage under a person who only followed Baul.


I suppose it is about the situation in Bengal and the need to create a tour or two, and make a living, no one is thinking 'lying' and using the songs of this lineage is ever going to harm it, but they are like modern yoga, watering down and reducing what is extinct, stealing the poetry of this lineage and saying the songs were never recorded? Saying Bauls do not care, that is a false narrative. Babu Kishan has already preserved this lineage decades ago, you are a tourist Baul.

 I also, saw a women Baul (names will only be mentioned in the book) on youtube with a million 'like's singing 'Nabani Das Bauls song' but putting another name on Nabani's poetry? She copied word for word the 'chapters titles' from Purna Das Bauls book as what she will teach in her workshops, I found this on the internet, another big joke. I have proof of this!

 This poetry of Nabani's had been recorded decades before by Hindustan Records. Then I had one western person who follows Baul say that someone else wrote a song of Nabani's, the guy didn't know that this song had also been recorded by Hindustan Records long before and the person that he said who wrote it could not read or write bengali or english? 

I mean it is a joke what people are doing.

I have seen books written by a western Baul with stories that specifically belong to Babu Kishan or his family. Their names are not mentioned completely taken off? Then write about Baul is associated with Bob Dylan, George Harrison and the Rolling Stones with a picture of a person who followed Baul beside where they write about Babu Kishan's story? 

No way random Baul,  is not associated at all with Babu Kishan's stories. Babu Kishan's stories are his stories, they do not belong to you. You are specifically misleading people (watering them down, no you are stealing them) to glorify your random Bauls who have hijacked Baul and copied all from this lineage?

These 'follower of Baul' have never met Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Rolling Stones or had relationships with these people. They may have tried and had tea with the one of the Rolling Stones, linkage that never existed, it was set up by Purna Das's brother Laxshman Baul and they happened to be there. As usual, they follow the associations that already exist through this family, this lineage but they never had any association. Where this lineage goes, they follow and follow then around going to where they go and meeting with their friends. They copy what they do, there are so many stories, do not get me wrong there is nothing wrong with following, the problem lies in the lies and taking the names off the stories and only adding their names as if they are the ones. They use Babu Kishan's story and taking his name off, they being the "followers of Baul, the new Baul singers, who make up lineages and stories and water down Baul because they do not even know what Baul is? 

Many were seen for years wearing Babu Kishan designed patch work dress, dancing Nabani's style and singing the songs of this lineage. Yet these random Baul singers say they are from another lineage. Riding on the coat tails of someone else, copy paste, copy dress, copy style, copy songs and stealing stories.

I understand that a group of people 'who follow Baul' and Babu Kishan's uncle Laxshman Das Baul who is a lineage Baul, met a Rolling Stone in the 90's in Europe after a concert, they only met them through "Laxshman Das Baul" who is Purna Das Bauls younger brother but make like they are the ones who knew The Rolling Stones. 

Purna Das Baul recorded with Mick Jagger in 1971 at his home in France after the the fundraiser concert in London for Bangladesh. The album was called Jai Bangla. Babu Kishan was friends with the Rolling Stones he met them when he was 9 for the first time.

This family and lineage including Babu Kishan did about 3 more of those concerts in the 1970's in London for the fundraiser for Bangladesh.

Years later Purna Das Baul blessed Keith Richards son after he was born.

However, it was only Babu Kishan who had a many decade friendship with the Rolling Stones because Babu is a musician and well known Composer. When the Rolling Stones came to Mumbai in 2004 it is Babu Kishan who they contacted, he picked them up at the airport and jammed with them. They called him because they knew him. The other Baul singers always follow this lineage Baul. 

This one and only lineage, they follow what they wear, where they go, they contact their friends and use their story.  I have even heard stories where lineage Baul has been invited and a Baul singer will go for free or under cut this lineage by contacting their friends. 

They observe and copy and follow. It should be noted; there is a big difference between Baul and Baul singers. Baul singers are followers of Baul and most can not actually teach Baul sadhana or know the deeper meaning of Baul, but float around waiting to poach what ever they can, they are tourist Bauls. They dress the part, act the part but in fact are not the part, they are tourist Bauls.

Babu Kishan played with Bob Dylan and The Band in at least 40 concerts in the USA in the 1980' and jammed every night, how do random Bauls make stories and associations when there is none?

 How do they write books and say, Bauls did this or that and is associated with, when it is Babu Kishan and his story, his life. 

Why would any random Baul have anything to do with Bob Dylan or even mention him in their book and post a picture of a person who was a refugee from Bangladesh and not any relation to Baul except he followed this lineage, but yet you can find Western Bauls write books and do exactly that??

It was only Babu Kishan who had a long time friendship with George Harrison and the Rolling Stones because he jammed with them, was friends with them, because he is a educated Master of Indian Music. It was Babu who only had a many decade friendship with Allen Ginsberg and Al Aronowitz. 

Do not take his story and make like you are the one, or make loose associations, Baul associated with, when it was not you! Westerners do not have a clue, because they do not even understand the language and in this case trying to create a story to increase their profile is really a crime against and indigenous Indian tradition, shame on you!

Babu Kishan's own youngest brother made up stories that Bob Dylan was in India at his wedding, which is a complete lie. He brought his own father on NDTV and lied, so he is not much better and a disgrace.  His Dad's luck was to appear on Bob Dylan's album in 1967 but it was Lakshman Das Baul who Dylan liked and it was only Babu who had association with Dylan. Babu reconnected any association with Purna Das Baul decades after through his own association with Dylan and all. Long story, all be revealed when ever we can get the book out, I thought last year but it will take a bit more time. 

Bob Dylan absolutely did NOT come to Babu's younger brothers wedding in Calcutta India as was reported by NDTV.

At the time of his younger brothers wedding Dylan was in South America. Sorry to say it is a lie, and many other lies to be exposed. 

NDTV has just learned that it was all a lie , the youngest brother Dibyendu lied, his wife Adittee lied and the 2 grown sons along with Purna Das Baul sat there while the lie continued, they sat there and told a journalist lies. What an embarrassment and shame to Babu Kishan his lineage and legacy he has provided. More to come... because this is not over and there will be more exposed. Enough is enough and all will be accounted for.  

It is all fake news, the truth shall be told, the journalist apologized to Babu Kishan for a very long time and said he is going to tell the truth, with more to come, this is just the first of the apology. The journalist did not know that Purna Das Baul had 2 other son's, he said Adittee kept it all concealed?

https://www.indiatvnews.com/entertainment/news/reports-of-nobel-laureate-bob-dylan-attending-kolkata-wedding-in-1990-are-fake-here-s-the-truth-688758?fbclid=IwAR0jA1gRjsvTxLwWNaFpc9C3FT5qxyzOY0LF4_1ih6Tc5wT5Ud3nRsILkKo

Babu Kishan released Bob Dylan's albums in India and Asia, that is the only way anybody in India knew about Bob Dylan. Yet, others will say Dylan was associated with Baul. No only Babu Kishan was, do not take his story and put your name on it or make fake and false associations, it is not your story to tell.



It was only 'Nabani Das Khyapa Baul' who had a relationship with Rabindranath Tagore, yet you will see others who created Lineages use Nabani's stories as if they knew Tagore? 

Saying Bauls (generic) so it includes them is false and using Babu's stories. 

It does not include you, saying Bauls do not care about their songs or that there are 4 types of Baul is wrong and doing more damage, if you do not know, do not say anything, just go on your cheating acting ways and leave Baul alone. 

A cultural genocide, Baul is NOT from Assam and that belt, Baul is only from Birbhum.

 You have wiped out the truth, they have wiped out the stories of history of the last Baul that walked on earth and replaced it with, a Baul who only followed and copied everything from this lineage. 

Babu always wanted to help other Bauls inviting them to travel with his family, this is how they got the chance to travel outside of India. It was Babu who brought the new Baul singers along when they traveled out of India. Long stories that are included in the book. It always amazes me how they go where Babu goes.

Babu Kishan was the only Baul to do paid Master classes and to teach at Universities around the world he has a huge history from the 1970's onward, he created the road, he introduced Baul to the world and Manju Das is the first and only Baul women to travel the world, not telling her story is 'cancel culture' in the extreme. 

Babu taught at universities only because he is qualified and was educated as a Baul from Birth as an oral Sanskritist and classical Sanskritist he studied and learned the esoteric teaching of Sanskrit, the stories behind each word. Anybody can teach for free or donation, donation does not make you a saint, this donation technique is used by some of the richest Baba's and Ma's of India. If anything Babu tried to elevate everything for the Bauls of Birbhum so that they could survive in this new world, but instead of supporting Baul most worked against the work he has done.

No problem if you tell the truth but most do not.

Babu was taught English during his school years at the Ramakrishna Mission and through Calcutta University. He represented Calcutta University all over India teaching Indian Philosophy. He is the only Lineage Baul to do what he has done in Bollywood as he is a trained Music Composer with a Masters degree in Indian Music. Yet on and on all copy him and follow him, finding his friends all over the world, where he goes so do others. 

Because he could understand English the scholars who wrote about Baul were shocked when he told them what they wrote in their Books was wrong, they never thought as they say these uneducated illiterate Bauls would come to the west. Today anybody with half a brain understands that oral Sanskritist are way above any English template or translation because they learned through hearing and remembering and most have photographic memories from learning through the sacred sounds of Sanskrit.

Yet, you will see in a video a women Baul say Baul never comes from family, are you kidding me, what a cheat, sweet smile all the way, with a gimmick of dread locks and westerners do not have a clue, it is so easy to dupe them.



Brajabala Dasi and Nabani Das Khyapa Baul are the last of the original Bauls, Baul are extinct now, today what you see are tourist Bauls singers. The other Bauls of the 1970's onward are not from a lineage, they followed this lineage.

Babu was taught English which is not his first language, Bengali and Sanskrit are he learned English during his school years at the Ramakrishna Mission and through Calcutta University. He is the only Lineage Baul to do what he has done in Bollywood as he is a trained Music Composer with a Masters degree in Indian Music. Yet on and on all copy him and follow him trying to enter Bollywood. They search and find his friends all over the world, where he goes, what he does they all copy. 

This in itself is not a problem, the problem comes when fake and new Baul singers copy everything and take the names off and water down the only lineage of Baul that is now extinct and was preserved decades ago by Babu Kishan. 

The riders on the coat tails of this lineage are not properly educated in Baul but collecting donations based upon the foundation that Babu Kishan created in 1990's and later registered in Mumbai in 2007. Saying they are going to preserve this families lineage when it was preserved decades ago by Babu Kishan.

Stop your poaching and out right theft of what does not belong to you.

Follow Baul but do not copy and paste, do not spread wrong teachings, if you do not know, do not make it up, . 

To Scholars - think before you write and speculate, can you imagine if someone wrote about your family and made a career about your family but took your name off because it is too difficult to get it from the souce? Can you imagine if someone put you under a microscope and dissected your family? Took information from the wrong people and told you who you are.  Can you imagine if everybody copied and pasted your family history and repeated it over and over. 

Think very carefully because there is a karma with what you are doing? 

Watering down and reducing someones story and family?

 This is a living lineage for thousands of years passed down only through a family lineage, it is a absolute lie to say anything else. Oh right nobody will know, cheater.

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

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



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..."

This is not the focus of what Baul is? 

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.

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. 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, from Ekachakra she passed on much of the lineage to Babu from birth until she passed when Babu was about 40 years of age. Babu Kishan was in Bombay at the time and nobody from his Calcutta family told him that his beloved Grandma (Guru) had passed. They only wanted their money and contacts from their eldest son and brother. Send the money Babu, do everything and no love in return.

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, and to master Baul Tantra, 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. Really what is going on in this situation is a cultural genocide of wrong teachings, reductionism and watering down of this lineage. I have even seen books written and the stories of Babu Kishan's taken and used with pictures of these new Baul singers posted right beside Babu Kishan's stories but his name taken off?

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. 

 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. 

 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. 

 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. 

 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. 

 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. 

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 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.

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 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? 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.

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 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.

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.




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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


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