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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hrid Majahare Rakhbo is written by Baul Saint Avadhuta Sri Nabani Das Khyapa Baul , it is his poetry!

Hridmajahare Rakhbo poetry of 
Nabani Das Khyapa Baul
This lineage is the Path of Radha.

The Cultural Appropriators, the people who follow Baul but are not Baul are hard at work for decades, deconstructing, watering down, reducing this lineage, busy making up new stories and lineages. Yes, it verges of a cultural genocide of this pioneering Lineage.

Purna Das Baul was the first to record this in his father's tune, Babu Kishan was the second to record in his tune composition. 

It is Nabani Das Baul's his Grandfather Guru's song but Babu Kishan being a composer changed the tune to a trance tune.

 Now there are literally hundreds of people all over India are singing this song without any idea where the song originates. Even Shah Ru Khan sang it in Bengal.
It is Nabani Das Khyapa Bauls poetry.

This Lineage is the (only) Lineage of Baul. Their is no other Lineage of Baul. This lineage is the roots of Baul, they originate in Ekkachakra Birbhum India.

The path of Radha, Kali, Tara, the path of the Feminine Divine.

This is a Nabani Das Khyappa Baul song, the below singing by his Grandson Babu Kishan in a combination of styles of his father Purna Das Baul and Grandfather Nabani Das Baul. 

Purna Das Baul first recorded this in the 1960's Hindustan Records. It has already been recorded and preserved by this family of Baul.

Sri Nabani Das Khyapa Baul
What Nabani Das is saying, my translation into English with the help of Babu Kishan

The song is of the silent love which is the deepest intimacy of love expression, that takes place silently between beloved Krishna, and Radha.  This profound deep love flows back and forth between Radha and Krishna. They do not want to lose eye contact.

I will keep you in my heart always and never let you go, because if the golden person of my life krishna goes I will never, ever get this person again, there is only one, there is no other for me, Krishna is my other half.

Krishna is invisible, love is invisible, everyday you have to say I love you, I love you, I love you is the mantra. 

Love is like that out of site out of mind, you must constantly remember your beloved.

Radha always keeps in her heart, the place of Braja.
Braj is where the pastime of Krishna and Radha take place the memories of her play with her love Krishna.

Nabani Das Baul and Brajabala Dasi
Purna Das Baul and Manju Dasi

When Krishna and Radha are out of sight of each other, there is a strong feeling of speration, of deep loss, so they never want to be out of sight, they want to gaze into each others eyes every moment

RADHA/KRISHNA are one, they are constantly pulling each other, constantly focused on each other. Eye to Eye, Heart to Heart,  Mind to Mind, always remembering their deep Love.

Nabani is saying, "I want to go to Braja and take the dust of Braja, spread all over my body, let it seep into my soul, I want to keep them in my heart on my body forever and never to forget, so I can feel Radha/Krishna, and their intimacy lila. I want to become Radha/Krishna in every pour of my being.

I want to be mad in the name of Radha. 
The path of Radha.

Baul Tantra:
I have added these Vaishnava Baul practices from this lineage here because it will help one understand that there is a deeper practice of Love for the Bauls in following the path of Radha. This is very simplistic and there is much more involved.

Nayika sadhana partner sadhana - where all focus goes to the soul mate, sadhana of a partner constant connection, mystical love, strong attachment, all imagination and poetic thought is directed around the partner. Concentration and focus are needed a deep yogic focus as there are so many distractions in this world today. 

The partners feel each other deeply if one is sick the other feels the connection is strong, they are joined at the heart and above the head tied together no words are needed. This is soul to soul and has very little to do with the body. These practices take a lifetime, they are not meant to be shared with just anybody. You must both be an accomplished Yogi before even grasping. It take great wisdom. Baul is not a beginners path and from what I understand there are very few if any left that can teach this appropriately. Most people just suck the unsuspecting Yoga or Tantric tourists in and it can be very dangerous.

Rati car-dande sadhana, Kama and Kamini sutra, desire, again a mystical yoga not regular unconsious sex. Bauls use the word Rati Sangam for mystical union between soul mates or Monar Manush, a women Baul is called a Baulini. 

This sadhana is a higher level advanced mystical practice not for regular people. In most traditions we are taught to give up attachment but without attachments there is no deep love, this goes against the grain of what many are teaching. This again, take a lifetime to master. Just as if one is a wise old kung fu master, you do not automatically arrive here. It take great wisdom.

Love a love that is ecstatic, crazy, wild, love and a love in all the hearts bhava's (moods), then comes years and years of being a mystic, sadhana and meditation as a couple. To do the Rati practices you must be awakened and have all your energy channels open. Baul Kundalini Yoga is flowing waves of bliss 
(Ananda Larhari). 
Sri Nabani Das Khyapa Baul gave the name Ananda Lahari to the Baul Mystic drum called the Gugubi or Khamak.
(Udasi Bauls do not even need a partners they can easily reach to that level through their mystical sadhana of creating all inside their factory including their ideal women).

Vaishanava Baul brings the male and female into one body. Radha, and Krishna live in their hearts, they view Radha as superior because she has the power to pull Krishna. You will not a Baul never shaves their heads, the reason for this is Krishna has hair, and remember half of them is feminine so they like to wear ear rings also.. They want to emulate Radha too. This is their Lila.

I only want to be in a deep bhava crazy for Radha God intoxicated for Radha, mad in Radha's name in oneness with Radha..and Krishna

When Kirhsna smiles all the birds fly, deers play, flowers sing, everything becomes alive in Beauty, Colors become brighter.. It is Radha who makes Krishna smile.

Krishna was ugly so black, but his smile made him beautiful, Radha made Krishna smile, she made him beautiful, all the gopis became alive, everybody woke up, everything was God intoxicated, alive, happy, vivid, bright, awake, ecstatic. This is exactly how a Baul should make you feel. A Baul activates Shakti. Baul is the path of Radha.

When Radha and Krishna have eye contact, "which they do not do in Indian culture with anybody, you only have eye contact with your beloved, only your beloved can look into your soul." 

They would feel I want to be in eye contact, and I will gaze and go inside feel love..soul mate love. The love is in the eyes, the gaze of deep soul love.

How many millions of years I have been traveling one life, to one, to just get this human body so I can feel Radha/Krishna together in my soul.  If I sing beautiful Krishna, the king of the flute will be kind to me, and come to me  and then I will never let go Radha is saying. Krishna is Peace, Krishna say Radha is peace, they are soul mates, there is a constant flow back and forth. You are great, no you are greater, you are greater, no you are the greatest, no you are the greatest, no you are the super duper greatest back and forth, higher and higher.

Babu Kishan thinks western culture will not understand the depth. I will try to get more later and try to do a better interpretation, but it is really hard, because these songs are just seeds of higher philosophy.

Babu Kishan recorded this song in Woodstock New York at the Bearsville Studio of  Albert B Grossman's studio where Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix the same studio his father recorded here back in 1967, 50 years ago at Woodstock.

 Babu recorded in 2004 with Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Al Aronowitz, Patty Smith, and Robert Thurman, Dave Mathews present they danced, and danced while Babu was recording.

 Thanks to his long time friend Sally Grossman,  Dave Mathews, said he had never heard anything like it, Babu did not have a clue who Dave Mathew was? Babu said it was lots of fun to make them dance, as they all really enjoyed.

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Very strange to have to copy right any of this but others are taking these stories and making them their own. It is a joke. Not only the stories but the songs. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Baul Tantra Mantra Gopi Yantra vs Neo Tantra

Mantra, Baul Tantra, Gopi Yantra


Baul Tantra, Mantra Yantra - (Gopi Yantra) vs Neo Tantra  

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No poaching, stealing, hijacking - by taking names off and recreating fake stories or stealing anything from this blog. There is a thing where some new Baul singers, take Babu Kishan's stories and make them random, they take the songs of this lineage and have credited new lineages that do not exist. I know it seems crazy but this has to be said, Babu has sat back long enough, it is time to tell the truth. 

Teaching Baul, promoting Baul but taking the names off the stories and making them generic Baul, calling Baul random "Baul Masters" because they do not know? 

Please note those that mention Bob Dylan, Rabindranath Tagore, Sri Nitai or dance Nabani Das Khyapa Baul style Nupoor, Ektara, Baya (hand drum) are copying Nabani thus this lineage while making up fake lineages, they are singing songs of this lineage and making up different poets names, they are singing much of Babu Kishan's poetry and acting like they are their songs??

Baul is extinct, it was preserved decades ago by Babu Kishan, yet some new Baul singers who are not even from Birbhum are fundraising to preserve Baul, when it is already preserved? 

This is cherry picking and stealing stories from this lineage has to be qualified. Manju Das was the first and only Baul women to travel the world starting in the 1960's, I bet you never heard of her?

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 endless cycle of death and regeneration, and to achieve a state of eternal stability of samadhi. The practice involves the retention of semen during intercourse and the ingestion of bodily secretions...."

But this is not the focus of what Baul is? Baul is Tantric Bhakti Yoga Lineage from Birbhum W Bengal India, a rich tradition with a huge body of wisdom that has been around for thousands of years and this is what has become the focus of what Baul is and this is a huge problem for an indigenous traditions that has been appropriated by the ones who only focus on sex. The Vaishnava Tantric Bauls of Birbhum were
poets, philosophers, an oral Sanskrit tradition. They were the Guru's to the villagers. Bauls were siddha's, Paramahamsa. The Reductionism, watering down and reducing this genius tradition is one of the sad things or our time, the time we live in. 

Ramakrishna said, he wanted to be born a Baul in his next life because he knew Baul was an ocean.

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 since the 1960's have flocked to Shantiniketan in Birbhum searching for this freedom and wanting to meet Bauls for usually the secrets to sexuality and other Tantric practices. This can prove to be dangerous for many unsuspecting innocents because many fakes (nakal) Bauls, Baba's and Ma's came out of the woodwork, they said they were Bauls and Baul Masters but were in fact mostly refugees from Bangladesh or other part of India?

Listen Baul is extinct do not waste your time, many fakes are taking advantage and many have taken advantage of this Lineage of Baul and continue to do so, by using their songs and claiming they belong to them, by cutting their names out of history and her-story. Baul has been archived, it has been preserved long ago. There are many who continue to culturally appropriate this lineage looting it and reducing it, changing the narrative and adding their own names to the Baul Women and Men of this Lineage. 
Nakal Baul = the fake it til you make it Baul, the problem is you can not FAKE Baul.

A few misunderstood Baul Tantric practices:

Nayika Sadhana

Partner sadhana - where all focus goes to
the soul mate, sadhana of a partner constant connection, mystical love, strong attachment, all imagination and poetic thought is directed around the partner. Concentration and focus are needed a deep yogic focus as there are so many distractions in this world today. The partners feel each other deeply if one is sick the other feels the connection is strong, they are joined at the heart and above the head tied together no words are needed. This is soul to soul and has very little to do with the body. These practices take a lifetime, they are not meant to be shared with just anybody. You must both be an accomplished Yogi before even grasping. It take great wisdom. Baul is not a beginners path and from what I understand there are very few if any left that can teach this appropriately. Most people just suck the unsuspecting Yoga or Tantric tourists in and it can be very dangerous.

Rati car-dande sadhana

Kama and Kamini sutra, desire, again a mystical yoga not regular unconsious sex. Bauls use the word Rati Sangam for mystical union between soul mates or Monar Manush, a women Baul is called a Baulini. This sadhana is a higher level advanced mystical practice not for regular people. In most traditions we are taught to give up attachment but without attachments there is no deep love, this goes against the grain of what many are teaching. This again, take a lifetime to master. Just as if one is a wise old kung fu master, you do not automatically arrive here. 
It takes great wisdom and respect.

Love a love that is ecstatic, crazy, wild, love and a love in all the hearts bhava's (moods), then comes years and years of being a mystic, sadhana and meditation as a couple. To do the Rati practices you must b awakened and have all your energy channels open. Baul Kundalini Yoga is flowing waves of bliss (ananda larhari). Udasi Bauls not even need a partner, they can easily reach to that level through their mystical sadhana of creating all inside of their factory including the ideal women using the power of their mystical ability. 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, Babu Kishan will qualify this in his upcoming talks, 'Spotlight on Babu Kishan'. Nobody ever used Lineage in regards to Baul until I started to write and develop this blog called Lineage Baul in 2009. Babu wrote 3 Books on Baul in the 1980's he wrote about his Lineage and his family who are pioneering Baul men and women. This upcoming book will be his 4th and he will go into more stories to set the record straight.

Tara Ma the Tantric Goddess from Tarapith in Birbhum, Babu Kishan was initiated into Tara Sadhana from birth. She is the MahaVidya Tara of Tantra who existed long before the Tara of Buddhism, in fact she is the first Tara who the Buddhist Tara originates from.

(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 Dasi was a Guru to Women Bauls.

Brajabala Dasi was very much a guru to Babu Kishan too, 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. Even he had a Indian Cinema Music Guru, the Legendary RD Burman for at least 14 years.

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 is a complete path.

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, it is not simple or easy. There is one new Paul 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.

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.

Nabani Das Khyapa Baul the last of the great Tantric Bauls of Bengal, he was the last authentic original Lineage Baul of Birbhum Bengal India. This is the only lineage of Baul, all Bauls followed Nabani Das Khyapa Baul. Even to this day and it is a dishonour and disgrace to make up any lineage, using the Das Baul name. It is a disgrace to wear the Nagpur which only Nabani and Purna Das Baul wore yet to make up stories and appropriate their songs.

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 aka Krishnendu Das Baul!

Today in2018 people love Baul song due to my family and our dedication to a lifetime of pioneering Baul introducing the world to Baul for over 70 years before there was facebook and social media, it was very difficult my family including my mother Manju Dasi who is the first and last Baul Women to pioneer Baul pioneered traveling India thousands of time and outside India to at least 180 countries. Her story should be told and should not be culturally appropriated by new comer Nakal Bauls. Baul history and her-story was complete decades ago! Their history and her-story is being taken cultural appropriated, you may say how? This happens when the stories are taken and the names are being replaced by newcomers who use the narrative of this family, copy their songs, dress like them call themselves Das Baul but do not mention them. 

They use their story for their new fake made up lineage, they follow everything they do, songs, dress and even contact their friends, they go where they go and of course everybody follows Babu Kishan trying to be a Music Composer, Bollywood, even showing up at Universities teaching for free, fundraising to archive and preserve Baul when this is already complete.

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 Baul was part of the Freedom Movement in India singing before Nehru gave his speeches as Baul has always been known as the biggest attention intoxicating through the honey of their song.

Nabani Das Khyapa Baul sung for Nehru before all his speeches all over India. Then my parents Purna Das Baul and Manju Dasi and myself 'Babu Kishan' did the same for Indira Gandhi and her son's Sanjay and Ravi Gandhi. We sang on thousands of stages all around India hundreds of times, we sang on the most prestigious stages around the world.
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 newcomers!!  

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 Nabani Das Khyapa Baul, 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.

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 Khyapa 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.
Brajabala Dasi and Nabani Das Khyapa Baul

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 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 dreadlocks (jata), 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 and Goddess 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? You may ask, well Babu Kishan being a Baul has many Bollywood songs. The answer is yes, and he is a lineage Baul who is the only Baul since the 1970's who has composed music for Bollywood. He is a Baul and a rare musical genius composer who composed and recorded most his father’s (Purna Das Baul ) Baul music. Today all Bauls sing the songs Babu has recorded and preserved, which he has done for a very long.

Baul is preserved and already archived by Babu Kishan. It has already been done decades ago. Baul has been extinct for decades and culturally appropriated by many, all will be revealing in his 4th book on Baul.

What would they have to sing if not for Babu Kishan because they all copy. If he goes to a part of the world, they follow. They also, copy and paste what I write. If I say Lineage, they say Lineage. It is just too much. Babu has been preserving HIS lineage since the 1970's it is done. Now everybody is preserving Baul. The famous Baul women are from this lineage and have had Guru's from this lineage. There is no other (period). All will be qualified very shortly. 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.

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.The One and Only Legendary Bauls Purna Das Baul and Manju Dasi who traveled the world for 70 years. They are the pioneers of Baul and Baulini. They are the first and only.

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, Babu is an expert on Indian Tantra and yet he has never written a book because his tradition is secret. 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, it has made a huge mess out of the mystical magic of Baul. Before one get to the level of Baul one must be an adept. Baul is not a beginners path, it is not part of 'the make it to you make it type'.

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 for 12 hours 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.

Bauls have been described as mad, Sai, Shah, Fakir, Dervish, Aula, Muslim, afflicted by the wind, illiterate, beggars and folk singers, yet they are none of the above. First of all Bauls were never beggars for anything but God/dess. A Baul would received Dakshina from the villagers for their wisdom and teachings. Bauls were farmers too. Today many have other jobs and professions as the world has changed, so too does their dress, Baul is an inner thing, it has nothing to do with your costume or having a tourist attraction hair. It is inner man, inner not an outer show. 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 at all find your own lineage in your own family not in mine, stope destroying my tradition as if you are a tourist attraction. 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

Allen Ginsberg made a comment about Lalon Shah and they associate Ginsberg with Lalon, no no no Allen Ginsberg is only associated with Babu Kishan, who was a close friend visiting him every year for decades. Why? because Allen always said Nabani Das Baul who he met was his Guru and was consistent in that until his death.

Bob Dylan too was a friend of Babu Kishan's and you will see his father and uncle on the cover of John Westley Harding, Babu Kishan is listed on Bob Dylan's web site of the Who is Who. He also, performed all over the USA with Bob Dylan's 1986 East, West Tour.

I could go on and on. I don't know why people do this, preserving Baul and writing about Baul as if there are Bauls in Bangladesh. Baul is not and never was a place of Baul. This is a new phenomenon to raise money. Writing books on Baul all the while following this lineage but making up stories and new Baul lineages to raise money and preserve Baul. Baul is already preserved. Lalon Fakir was a great poet he was never a Baul, I will qualify this. Bhaba Pagala was not he Baul he used to hang out with Babu's family, he used to babysit Babu and his brothers. He never ever said he was a Baul. He loved Baul he was not a Baul. My next article will go one by one telling who is who?

It should read Babukishan aka Krishnendu Das or Purna Das Baul or Nabani Das Baul associated with:
Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Indira Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Jawaharlal Nehru, Tara Shankar Bandhypadhya, Kavi Nazrul,  Bidhan Chandra Roy, Pankoj Mollick, R. C. Boral, S D Burman, RD Burman, Bimol Roy, Sakti Pado RajGuru, Uday Shankar, Nitish Mukherjee, Nitin Bose, Shantidev Ghosh, Ajit Ganguly, Deben Bhattacharya, Pahari Sanyal, Timir Baran, Allauddin Khan, Dr. Amartya Sen's Grandfather Kshiti Mohan Sen, Ram Kinkar Baij, Sita Ram Omkarnath, nRavi Shakar,nThe President of India Pranab Mukerjee,nSonja Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Dr. Ananda Shankar Roy, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, Tv Producer Abhijit Das Gupta, Jyoti Basu W Bengal former chief Mininster, Diretor General of India Radio. Dr Bhupeen Hazarika, Mithun Charabhorty, Bapi Lahari, MF Huissen, Chuni Goswami, Shyam Benegal, Amitabha Bachchana, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Zakir Hussain, Ratan Tata and many, many more. 


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