Sunday, January 22, 2012
Joydev Mela - the cradle of baul history and their biggest gathering - the wandering minstrels themselves seem outnumbered. "The mela has been taken over by kirtanias. Only three out of 10 singers today are bauls.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The oral living lineage (Oral Sanskrit) of the (Vaishnava Tantric Bauls) of Birbhum Bengal is an ocean established thousands of years ago. Oral Sanskrit does not mean they could not read Sanskrit, they had and read Vaishnava Agamic manuscripts, Upanishads and other Sanskrit texts. Vaishnava Bauls are not illiterate, they did not speak English, Urdu or Hindi, they spoke vernacular Birbhum Bengali. If you have an ear for languages you would know there are different dialects in Bengal and you could understand that Bangladeshi Bengali is different.
There is thousands of wrong things written about Baul, it is endless. This world would not know about Baul if not for this lineage, because starting with Nabani Das Khyapa Baul know one in this world would even know about Baul. Then Purna Das Baul and his eldest son who preserved this lineage going back into the 1960's. All Bauls follow them or as some have said, ride on the coat tails of this lineage.
Now making up fake Baul Guru's and fake lineages it is endless and shameless. Why, because they take the names of this lineage and create new narratives, however, they copy everything from this lineage, their songs, dress, and Nabani Das Khyapa Baul style of Ektara, Baya (waist drum) and Nupoor (his style of ankle bells) which are metal bells enclosed.
They say Baul is from Turkey, oh they changed that narrative, on and on, they say Baul is from Persian, they say Baul Sahaja is from Buddhism? NO none of it is true, they say Bauls do not care who the poets are using Nabani's poetry taking credit for what they are not even initiated into by fake Baul Gurus who have even told them to go and get a real Guru LOL?
This is the (Das Baul and Dasi Lineage) there is only ONE any of the Bauls in past or today who use (Das Baul and Dasi) follow this lineage and you can tell by the songs they sing and the real shame is new Baul drama performers who have made up fake lineages, can be known by any so called use of Das Baul and Dasi.
Especially Das Baul but yet they never thought to change their Guru's name. Das Baul only comes from this lineage. No one ever used lineage in relation to Baul except this lineage and more specifically Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul.
Just because someone says, their Guru is Gosai, does not mean they are Baul and because they say they are from a lineage does not mean they are. People make up all sorts of narratives to become famous?
Yes, I repeat over and over, because it is beyond my imagination how scholars write what they write, and continue to water down and reduce Baul. It is beyond my imagination that people actually believe the liars and fakes? Do you understand the language, if you do not how can you possibly know?
Baul is extinct, and it was already preserved decades ago by Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul. Yet, fundraising is going on to preserve Baul? The Baul songs they are singing are not even Baul?
Only this small lineage is Gosai (Chandra Das Baul) they are from Ekachakra Birbhum Bengal India, a very small pioneering family, all new Baul performers (singers) follow them.
It has become vogue (in style) to make up lineages, change narratives make stories reducing and watering down this incredible lineage, copying with no inner Baul essence?
Only someone trying to make money off Baul by donation would say it take 3 years and tell people there are about 20,000 Bauls, which is a lie. Collecting people, Baul does not collect people?
Baul was extinct decades ago, Nabani Khyapa Das Baul left the planet in 1969, Brajabala Dasi in late 1990's? All Bauls followed Nabani Das Khyapa Baul.
Babu Kishan preserved Baul decades ago, starting in the 1960's?
Nabani Das (Gosai) Khyapa Baul was a major reformer and poet. All Bauls sing his songs but never mention who the poet is, they sing Babu Kishan's Lyrics and pretend they wrote the song, this is a huge problem and why it is important to know who wrote the poetry!Patch Work Dress (Guduri) was designed by Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul. Notice all Baul wear this, have worn this, they follow everything this lineage of Baul does, but keep them under the knee, never mentioning and appropriating all.
Those that say, Bauls do not care who wrote the poetry, are using Baul, they do not know who the poets are so they dupe people into thinking they are the all knowing tricking people making Baul random.
Using everything from this lineage and making up fake lineages. They can not even properly describe what a Baul is, they do not even describe Sahaja the way a Baul would, they use some random description?
This is intellectual property theft.
When any other poet writes a song they say who it is from Kabir, Tagore but somehow it is common practice to use this lineage. It must stop.
When one is learning or singing a Baul it was an important part of the Guru relationship that one was taught who wrote the poetry, where did it come from, everything comes from somewhere??
You can tell 100% who is fake by the 'generic terms' the randomization used such as 'Baul Masters?' There is no such thing as Baul Masters in regards to Baul, it is Baul Guru, this is a Guru shisya Parmapara.
Using generic terms or using Babu Kishan's life stories alluding to Baul associated with Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, or Sri Nitai, Rabindranath Tagore when only this lineage (this family) more specifically Babu Kishan, question to ask, why is Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das's name never mentioned, when it is his life his story? Why, are you name dropping, they are not your stories to tell and they are not random, you had nothing to do nor was Guru associated with so why are using this lineages stories?
They do not know the stories, they are using these names and stories to build themselves up, when it has nothing to do with them at all.
Why, even mention these names? It has nothing to do with you or random self-titled Bauls, or your random self titled Baul Masters?
Another thing, Babu Kishan is the first and only Baul to teach at Universities, because he has a Masters degree and is a paid lecturer at Universities, why copy him? Babu Kishan is the first and only Baul to ever teach at Universities around the world starting in the 1970's, he knew all the Baul scholars? He has a lot to say about all this, but it would take a book, no books.
Why, try to copy his film and music career 40 years in Indian Cinema, it has very little to do with Baul? Makes no sense?
Just intellectual theft, Babu is also the first to create a foundation, why copy that?
Why copy, every chapter of Purna Das Bauls book and say this is what you are teaching, the name of each chapter?
Copy does not make a Baul, neither does making it up as you go, copying from books as most books on Baul are wrong, Acting and drama does not make a Baul.
Saying sahaja in terms of Baul comes from Buddhism is wrong another false narrative. Some practices have their origins in Buddhism but sahaja does not. If you are a Baul the first thing you should know, especially if you have a real Baul Guru, would explain to you this is a Vaishnava Lineage and who Krishna and Radha are, is what the Sahaja in Baul means.
Those that repeat at Universities in America that their are 4 or 5 types of Baul are wrong, there are not 4 or 5 types of Baul and never have been? This is even funnier and will be in the book as a lesson on copy and paste and then teaching what was a planted statement to see if anybody would repeat it.
Babu Kishan has watched this over 60 years and he is a bit of a comedian and has planted some things to see if people will repeat it? Even his research and writings left in the Calcutta home were used without his permission written by a foreigner for his father in about 2002 some things were wrong, just copied right in and repeated by a women Baul that is all she could teach at a University. I mean you can not make this stuff up?
Baul is inclusive, yes indeed, but teaching wrong teaching when Baul is on the verge of extinction is a crime and you will be tested. LOL
Stop using Baul, you have never met Babu Kishan but you have met all of his friends?
This one and only lineage is Gosai which is spelt many ways today, (Goswami, Gosain).
Nabani took the Gosai off and kept Chandra Das Baul and Dasi as he did not feel you should touch anybody’s feet except your own, bow to the soul (atma) within yourself.
Candra Das Baul and Dasi in Bengal comes from this lineage of Nityananda of Ekchakra who was a Baul Avadhut. There is more to it but it will be copied and names taken off.
Baul existed long before Nitai, but who would know, because everything written about Baul by scholars is wrong, mere speculations.Purna Das Baul - Padma Shri, this lineage always fundraising for decades for Gaudiya Math in Bengal. They knew who they were, and always held them the most high?
The new rivers flow into the ocean, but the ocean does not flow into the river. The ocean can not become smaller. Every day the ocean becomes more vast, fed by the river which cannot but seek unity.
A seed will grow roots then grow into a beautiful tree full of lush leaves, flowers and fruit. The fruit of this tree is called Baul who are ‘Wind Catchers” who practice (Vayu Dharma) through Tantric Yogic practices. Copyright
This fruit can only grow through Sadhana (practice). The juice or Rasa Lila of Baul is alive because this lineage has kept the light burning for thousands of years of pure devotion.
In my observations, the new Bauls are trying to change the unchangeable ocean of the Bauls of Bengal, severing the roots. Without the roots the tree will not grow for future generations.
Changing the narrative into something that will not grow, it may fulfill the present need of a career, and some kind of trumped up fame for a few years, but the indigenous river is running dry due to fake and fake narratives, reductionism, copy and paste, fb fame, wrong teachings so that they can be a moment in time tourist drama career.
Preserve your own family lineage, follow Baul but do not make people stupid, go to your own family roots and work with that? Stop creating false narratives!
Baul is a mystical tradition of yogic sadhana, a Guru Disciple Parampara Sampradaya, an oral Sanskrit living lineage like all indigenous traditions are dying a slow death to the modern world.
The difference between Vaishnava Sahajiya Tantric Baul is that they are Tantric, the orthodox do not like this, they have been calling them denigraded since Nityananda came on the scene back in the 1500's most complaining to Chaitanya after he went to Puri that Nityanada was doing wrong. Telling tales even back then. Nitai was a Vaishnava Baul Tantric Avadhut, he was not the same as Chaitanya but a great friend.
Too many reformers, too many other branches of Gaudiya Vaishnavism?
Kali Krishna Tantric Vaishnava Baul Akhara 'Ashram'
Copy Right 2010 - 2040
Do not copy
Stop the Intellectual Liquidation of this one and only lineage!
There is no other Baul lineage, there never has been another lineage!
Many will say, Baul is associated with, making Babu Kishan's real life stories generic, and others in this lineage stories generic. When you hear any person use generic terms regarding Baul, such as making associations that never existed they are appropriating Baul.
Any generalizations or random association in statements about Baul are false associations! Statements such as Baul is associated with Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, George Harrison, Bollywood, Rabindranath Tagore ect or Baul has a Padma Shree that is a random statement example by people who use the stories of this lineage but do not mention the names, the name is Purna Das Baul he is Babu Kishan's father the dramatic Baul follower appropriator does this all the time, she has appropriated Nabani styles and his song giving another poets name, I need not say her name here.
Using Baul through false association.
They take the names off and take credit for stories that belong to this lineage.
Making new lineages up.
These stories and name dropping from Babu Kishan's life stories do not belong to you?
They are not your stories, they are the life and intellectual property of Babu Kishan.
Yes, repeat, repeat, repeat, and one day soon in the media too.
Enjoy Baul !!
That was Babu Kishan's intent, to help others become Baul, he created the template and encouraged many Bauls to travel around the world, he even brought them along with his family.
Baul is extinct and Babu Kishan has preserved it back in the 1960's.
His Grandfather Guru (Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and Grandmother Guru (Brajabala Dasi) are his Guru's!
Born in Birbhum almost 60 years ago and has seen all and was raised by the last of the only lineage Bauls of Bengal.
Babu Kishan is the eldest grandchild and the only one who took them both as Guru's from Birth because his birth father Purna Das Baul and birth mother Manju Dasi, left him as a baby to die in Birbhum and went back to Calcutta without looking back, they had 2 other son's and forgot about their eldest in Birbhum?
Nabani Das Khyapa Baul gave all to Babu Kishan he even named him Krishnendu and kept him with him 24/7 having him blessed by all the Saints, Yogi's, Tantric's, Naths, Guru's of the early 1960's in Birbhum. Nabani brought Babu Kishan as a baby to Tarapith and the burning grounds and prayed to Tara Ma to heal him, she did and thus Tara Maa a Mahavidya and Kali have always been with Babu Kishan.
At roughly 8 years of age in 1969, Nabani passed into samadhi and initiated Babu Kishan into a deep 9 day samadhi, that is why you can not see him at the picture of Nabani's samadhi he was gone for 9 days could not move or talk. Nabani passed all of his energy to Babu like a big electrical shock.
Mirror of the Sky - is the name Rabindranath Tagore gave Nabani Das Khyapa Baul
We know what we have written and all who write or have said in youtube talks about Baul are documented daily for fake teachings.
Name dropping Nabani, Bob Dylan, Rabindranath Tagore, no shame?
Baul has become watered down and reduced to a point, where nothing any outsider says is true anymore.
It seems people just make it up, now asking for donations, to preserve Baul when it has been preserved decades ago. Babu Kishan preserved Baul decades ago, the people today are singing this lineages songs, in desperation to be a Maa or Baba or saviour of Baul, some have taken the names off and added new names.
Literally Babu Kishan is embarrassed by what these women and men have done with Baul, so much so that he really wants nothing to do with Baul anymore, because he is embarrassed at the copy and paste.
All Purna Das Baul's famous music, was produced, recorded and Music was composed by his eldest Son Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das. Many of the Lyrics are also, by Babu Kishan which many all Bauls are singing on recorded youtube clips , with no credit given.
Lyrics and who wrote the poetry is part of Lineage Baul it has been for generations, it is important and if a Baul does not mention who wrote the poetry, it is because they do not know or are just using this lineage and perhaps even intentionally taking the name off. This is wrong and is mis-appropriation of Baul at a time when Baul is extinct or near extinction?
Lyrics matter, the poet matters especially when you are using what does not belong to you, intentionally trying to appropriate and liquidate this lineage, creating false narratives and trying to collect people for your fake lineage?
Making documentaries when you know not a drop about Baul, it is just about trying to get money from the United Nations, creating false narratives with fake Bauls, people who are not even Baul showing them all smoking ganja in a group?
Babu Kishan has seen this over 60 years people trying to use Baul in one way or another, writing books (academic speculations), creating documentaries (with people posing as Baul), using Baul music and creating and teaching false narrative.
This using always comes back to donations, money money money to use Baul creating fake lineages, making wrong associations about who is a Baul Guru, there is no such thing as Baul Masters?
Saying there are roughly 20,000 Baul in Birbhum when that is a complete lie?
Making Baul Muslim to collect funds, saying Baul is from Persia, Turkey or even saying you do not know, why are you fundraising collecting donations trying to be a Maa or Baba when you do not even know and using Nabani style Ektara, Baya and Nupoor (ankle bells) and Nabani's songs putting other poets name on the song? Telling people there are 4 or 5 types of Baul Sai, Dervish, Aul, fakir obvious you do not know anything about Baul but parading around the world?
Baul is not Muslim either.
Using Baul for Tantric Sex, the list goes on and one?
Random association, using this lineages stories but making Baul generic.
Baul according to this lineage and Babu Kishan's friendships and his families association.
The associations with this lineage (only) include:
this list will grow daily. Others follow this lineage!
Sri Nityananda and the lineage coming out of his family of Ekachakra Birbhum Bengal, this is this lineages association only, in regards to Baul.
Rabindranath Tagore -
Nabani Das Khyappa Baul was the only Baul who initiated Tagore into Baul
Ektara Baya Nupoor, style of dance and song was created
by Nabani Das Khyapa Baul.
The patch work Guduri (dress) designed by Babu Kishan
Das Baul and Dasi this lineage only!
The Rolling Stones
Osho and Baul associated with Babu Kishan and Nabani Das Kyapa Baul only!
Baul Avadhut, this lineage only!
Joy Dev Mela
Vaishnava Tantric Baul
Rasa Lila Mystics
Baul explanation: Vayu Dharma, Vayu Tula
Oral Tradition, Oral Sanskrit, Manuscripts, vernacular Birbhum dialect
Ektara/ Gopi Yantra/ Gopi Chand this lineage only!
Tarapith Tara Ma, Baul association was Nabani Das Khyapa Baul others followed?
Poetry of this Lineage archived by Babu Kishan, this list will grow
Now acting like they too, but never mentioned before, until it was written on Babukishan.com in the 1990's and his 3 books and pretending they learned it someone else?
1970 to today Babu Kishan has given 100's of lectures all around the world.
Baul Akhara, not used by others until recently, hmmm?
There are not 20 thousand Bauls in Birbhum and we are not looking for devotee's, Baul does not want devotee's?
If anything Baul avoids and makes the path crooked and not easily accessible.
We are not saying come join us?
We are here to educate and tell the truth of who and what is Baul.