Saturday, June 25, 2011
A thief fell upon the master's garden.
The master is absorbed in sleep.
The darwan has kept the key.
( Darwan is the watchman.. the security)
The thief is so clever that
leaving the owner alone,
he catches hold of the watchman (the mind), He says, "Give me the key, fellow, otherwise you'll gasp for breath -- you'll go secretly to court."
THERE ARE MAJOR DISCOURSES THAT WOULD GO WITH THIS SIMPLE SONG. THE SONG IS TO AWAKEN SOMETHING DEEP INSIDE, A GURU IS A MUST TO UNDERSTAND THE "ESSENCE OF BAULS DISCOURSES".
Krishna is the thief & Hari implies "one who steals"-the heart and soul.
The garden he is stealing from in this song is, 'the human body' which is controlled by an ego wrapped in the materialistic sleep of the senses. The Thief knows the gatekeeper (darwan) is the mind, has kept the key, and bullies him to hand it over, even threatening him with justice since he has abused his position. The mind will rationalize and do things that are not helpful.
Then the Thief goes away to the poet's "garden."
Baul song written by Sri Nabani Das Khyappa Baul
This song belongs to this Lineage when it is sung in Bengali and connected to the Essence of this Lineage, you should understand on a deep level and all your Chakra's should spin, a Baul song should take one to heaven and back in the moments of the song. Baul songs should lead to bliss if Baul essence is present. If the Essence of Baul is not present, the song is just another song.
Baul songs are Kundalini Yoga, there is not need to force anything that comes from the soul.