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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Gosai Bauls of Birbhum Bengal - (Gosai) Das Baul and Dasi !


The oral living lineage (Oral Sanskrit) of the (Vaishnava Tantric Bauls) of Birbhum Bengal is an ocean established thousands of years ago. 

This lineage is from 'Ekachakra Birbhum' generation after generation. Baul is not just one or two generation, there is only one lineage of Baul. 

Today in fake famous fb world, many are watering down, changing the narrative and making up lineages, soon Babu will tell who is who, revealing who all the people who are representing Baul are not in fact Baul, they are Baul singers, actors spreading false narratives.




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? 

Baul is extinct, and it is already preserved decades ago by Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul.

Only this small lineage is Gosai, they are from Ekachakra Birbhum Bengal India, a very small pioneering family, all new Baul performers  (singers) follow them, it has become vogue style is to make up lineages, change narratives make stories reducing and watering down this incredible lineage, they copy and follow but have no inner Baul, they are not trained, most just use Baul as a way to create ashrams, what they teach is not even accurate ?? 

The Mirror of the sky, reflects the soul.
O Baul of the Road, OBaul of the heart,
What Keeps you tied to the corner of the room.?

Previously recorded! 

Mirror of the Sky is the name Rabindranath Tagore gave Nabani Das Khyapa Baul,  this is history and it is significant. why not credit given, why is this reprinted with no author and the middle paragraph does not belong there, it is inaccurate?

reprinted in William Dalrymple's "Nine Lives
Chapter 9 Page 236 The songs of the Blind Minstrel, he gives no credit to Nabani for using his lyrics, and then mixes it, as a historian he should have researched this?

Historian and Author, maybe author but in the case of The Baul's not a very good historian?

Nabani's Das Khyapa Baul's name is not there, no credit given? This happens over and over with Nabani and this lineages lyrics (poetry).

The next problem is that it is wrong in that the 2nd paragraph is not part of this small piece of poetry?

"And the storm rampages in your crumbling hut, the water rises to your bed. Your tattered quilt, floats on the flood, your shelter is down?" ???

 This is mixing and matching of a specific piece of Nabani poetry, is what is destroying and has led to the destruction of this lineage of Baul? 

Using Nabani poetry or any poetry of this lineage and then another  saying, "Baul does not care who wrote the poetry? Baul cares. If you quote Ramakrishna, Rabindranath Togore, Jaydeva, why do add their name to the end? Because it is respectful and necessary to give credit.

This is a huge problem, as writers of Baul, use Baul to write books, listening to stories of Baul and using the poetry of this lineage and Nabani Das Kyepa .(Khyapa) Baul poetry, never giving credit but making like they are the ones?

 This lineage knows who wrote the poetry, but outsiders who just write books as saviours of Baul, not ever talking to the right people a real Baul. Baul singers are not Baul they are using Baul as a way to be a famous singer.  Many follows this lineage, then take the names off and makes up lineages and stories, mixing and reducing what in fact Baul is or just plain old copying and replacing the tradition with their names?

This is not the song of a Blind minstrel, this is a song of this lineage, this Blind minstrel can be seen on Youtube singing Babu Kishan's poetry, recorded by Babu Kishan of his father Purna Das Baul singing, no credit given, names taken off and other Guru's mentioned who were never Baul Guru's but usually refugee's from Bangladesh, arriving in the streets of Calcutta and hearing Purna Das Baul songs, these are called the, "fake it til you make it Bauls, they are not Baul, they followed Baul, they copied everything style song, travel, Baul fusion, whatever they did? 

When preserving a lineage, an extinct lineage, the story must be straight, like a line, a lineage is a long line, it is a must that the poets names are recored correctly and the songs are not watered down and reworked unless it is done by a lineage Baul within a family. 

At least check to see what has previously been recorded by record companies because those are the songs the Blind Minstrel and others are singing, they are not singing anything that has not been recorded mostly by Babu Kishan. 

Yet, all is copied from this lineage and story after story twisted to fit outsider narratives, to fit fake made up lineages. 

Why, because they use all this lineages poetry, their style of dress, even Babu Kishan's aka Krishnendu Das Baul's designed dress, they follow everything they do, Nabani Das Khyapa Baul style of dance and Ektara Baya Nupoor?. 

There are no other Bauls that were 'Gosai', and it takes a lifetime to be a Baul, at least 12 years training in a akhara, being with Guru constantly, a real Baul Guru. 

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. 

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?

There are so many fake stories, it is a puzzle and the only thing that makes sense is that Baul became popular through this lineage and the only way out of poverty was to copy, after all Purna Das Baul was famous for singing his lineages songs, millions of people came to see him, this lineage is the pioneer in traveling around India and the world?

Desperation to become famous, maybe another Ammachi, create a business? 

Babu Kishan knew many self titled Baul Guru's since the 1960's, before any fb famous Baul's were born, he has many many stories and will tell very soon. 

Anybody, can be famous on fb today, anybody can pose as anything and dupe people, anybody can do sadhana and impress westerners and people even people in India who do not have a clue, anybody can buy likes, followers and bots?

At this state in the game to be a famous Baul making up stories, teaching wrong teachings out of books, does not make a Baul.

Baul is extinct all we can do now is preserve Baul, however, Baul has already been preserved by Babu Kishan decades ago. 

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.

This appropriation includes this Lineages songs, their poetry, never mentioning who the poets are because they intentional appropriate, then even worse going around spreading lies, saying Baul does not care who wrote the poetry.

 But then they quote, Kabir, Tagore, Ramakrishna saying who the poets are? 

Baul cares, Baul knows who wrote the poetry, they are taught this. 

Do you understand the depth of the intellectual property theft by fake (nakal) Bauls and how they justify their ignorance, by making it up as they go to cover their lies and making Baul generic, by creating false narratives, watering down and reducing Baul until it is not Baul anymore?

They have followed this lineage, where they go, and who they associate with? Giving one liners and creating Baul as an umbrella name for all wandering people. Baul is not an Umbrella name.

They duplicate and act out Nabani Das Khepa Baul style, (Ektara, Baya (drum on the side of the body), and Nupur (ankle bells), and they never mention where they got this style from? 

They make up lineages by coping all from this lineage? 

Same with the Mystic Drum called the Khamak, which Nabani named Ananda Lahari and added a string, yet they have no clue? 

The Dotara in Baul also, came from this lineage as Gopal Das Baul the son of the Pujari at the Ekachakra Vaishnava temple was married to Radharani Dasi (Nabani's) eldest child. Gopal Das Baul was the first Baul to use the Dotara in the 1940's.

Many writers, scholars, journalists, will say Baul is illiterate, they are low caste, the lowest most uneducated peoples but that is a false narrative, Bauls were oral sanskritists they could read Sanskrit manuscripts, yet this umbrella designation has included all wandering poor people in Baul as a umbrella. 

There is a huge misunderstanding and wrong writings because no one understands, the position and these new Bauls just do not know, because who they call Baul Guru is in fact not a Baul Guru.

Radharani Dasi and Gopal Das Baul who introduced the Dotara to Baul in the 1940's.

Those that say, Bauls do not care who wrote the poetry, are using Baul, do not know. They are 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 a huge 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 used such as Baul Masters? There is no such thing as Baul Masters in regards to Baul.

 Using generic terms or using Babu Kishan's life stories alluding to Baul associated with Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, or Sri Nitai, 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?

Because, 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 random self titled Bauls but 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. 

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 fist to create a foundation, why copy that? 

Why copy, every chapter of Purna Das Bauls book and say this is what you are teaching? 

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 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 50 years and he is a bit of a comedian and has planted some things to see if people will repeat it?

 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 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. 

Das Baul and Dasi in Bengal comes from this lineage of Nityananda of Ekchakra who was a Baul Avadhut. 

Baul existed long before that, 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.

 They are 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, wrong teachings so that they can be a moment in time tourist drama career. Preserve your own family, 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. 

 Mirror of the Sky - Ananda Lahari

​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!

Many will say, Baul is associated with, making Babu Kishan's 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...and then posting a picture of a random Baul on the next page or in a poster is intellectual property theft and cultural appropriation. "Baul was associated with" no you were NOT.

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.
The new Bauls who are dramatic singers make up lineages (Sampradaya's)!

There is only one lineage of Vaishnava Tantric Baul and they only originate from Birbhum W Bengal India.

Do not take the names off this lineages stories, do not use Babu Kishan's stories about Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg or any of the people he has been associated with for decades, his friends, his Indian Cinema or Indian Music friends, he is not a generic Baul.

I have seen his stories on youtube of name dropped and then generically Baul hung out with Bob Dylan or Allen Ginsberg, No BAUL did not, you did not, only Babu Kishan did.

Stop using what has nothing to do with your fake lineages or fake Baul stories. 

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!

Nothing wrong with following but there is with using and duping, watering down and reducing and using generic terms and teaching wrong teachings and making false associations.

Sri Nityananda and the lineage coming out of his family of Ekachakra Birbhum Bengal, this is this lineages association only, in regards to Baul.
Jai Nitai

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!

Baul Kirtan

​Baul Guru 

Bob Dylan

Allen Ginsberg

The Rolling Stones

George Harrison

Osho and Baul associated with Babu Kishan and Nabani Das Kyapa Baul only!

Baul Avadhut, this lineage only!

Pous Mela

Joy Dev Mela

Vaishnava Baul

Vaishnava Tantric Baul


Rasa Lila Mystics

Baul explanation: Vayu Dharma, Vayu Tula

Ananda Lahari

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.