Sunday, January 2, 2011
Oh senseless heart, you are forever unconscious.
Asleep, you have squandered the treasures of life, unaware.
The three requirements of life have gone beserk.
What is the point of your roaming -like a monk-
with a shaved head, but without a clean heart?
Eager to pounce are the six tigers
through the nine vents of your body.
Go and clean yourself from top to bottom
for only then your Master will appear in your vision..
Gosain Radhanath says, "How will you cross the river of life, O Krishna Das,
without your guru ferrying you?
And yet my heart my insane heart,
leaving the guru aside you must worship Govinda...
Always remember Baul songs are seeds of higher Philosophy, there are hours
of teaching that go with each song, the songs are simple but they tell a huge story
with each song, meaning upon meaning..
The six tigers are the six inherant vices, undirected desire, anger, greed,
infatuation, vanity, and envy.
The nine vents or doors openings of the body, the nine sense organs,
eyes, ears, nose, mouth, anus, and genitals.
Gosain Radhanath was a relative of Babu's from his lineage.
Krishna Das Gosai also a relative of Babu's, these are characters from his lineage.
Bengali Kalighat school style of Painting.
Gaur Chand Hospital (Baul song by Babu's Grandfathers, Grandfather, Ananta Das Baul) Lineage Baul01/02/2011
Brother, why should we endure any more pain?
We have suffered enough.
Come, all of you who wihs to visit the hospital of Gaurchand in the Nadia.
Never have we seen such relief from sufferings
exploring the city's clinics day after day.
Come, all of you who wish to visit the hospital of Gaurchand in the city of Nadia.
God is the absolute compounder, chief of the hospital.
Nityanand and Shribas are there too,
with Haridas, the compounder, mixing the medicine.
They have painted a sign three stories high
and have in store what you cannot find today.
The patients are rolling in with one leading the other.
Nityananda has a great reputation
having patients such as Jagai and Madhai, notorious
bandits of time - who were cured in no time.
Come to, come all of you who wish to visit the hospital of Gaurchand.
God has created the medicinal plants
but the medicine is made from a formula with care and the diet
is prescribed by the physician.
Finally, they all dissolve in the devotion to God.
Gosain, the wise one, suggests in his turn,
you will get cured, O senseless one, and conquer your illness.
Come, all of you who wish to visit the hospital of my Gaurchand.
Gaurchand is referring to Sri Chaitanaya Mahaprabhu..
as he was a fair skinned man.
Nityananda was a Baul of this lineage, he is the main associate of
Sri Chaitanya and the one who
gave him the Hare Krishna maha mantra.
Nityananada's lineage had been singing the
Hare Krishna Maha Mantra for thousands of years....
New age Vaishnava reformers have changed the story, ignoring that
Nityananda was a Baul.
Baul is an ancient oral tradition of storytelling the ancient sciptures,
preserved in Sanskrit... sung in Bengali for the common folk.
They are unorthodox and believe in spontaneous devotion, natural devotion.
Bauls were the original Kirtanya's in Bengal.
Sri Chaitanya was a scholar he learned the
Hare Krishna singing and dancing from Nityananda,
thus starting his revolution. Not much is known about this as Bauls do not care,
they do not have temples to build and books to sell.