Baul Tantra, Mantra, (Gopi Yantra) vs Neo Tantric Sex?
*Baul is extinct, there is only one Lineage of Baul and Babu Kishan is ready to speak out with the release of his new book, he has always helped and inspired new Baul singers but there is a limit and what he see's today is 'blatant cultural
mis-appropriation' of his lineage, reducing Baul, when a person or group takes advantage and 'rides on the coat tails' of a marginalized group taking their names off of history and her-story making claims that are not true,
Babu Kishan has been preserving this Oldest ONE and ONLY Lineage of Baul since he was born 60 years ago and has seen it all, he has heard it all and wants to clarify what is going on today, the making up of Lineages?
George Harrison was Babu Kishan's friend for decades, he helped Babu Kishan many times and they jammed many times and George sponsored Babu's last book in 1986, this picture is a picture of a book release party George did for Babu in Los Angles. Tom Petty was standing over to the side and there is a whole story about Babu and Tom Petty too, to be told in the book.Babu jammed with Tom Petty many times too.
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!
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.
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 Baul Lineage in Bengal and World!!
Baul is different it is based on 'Indian Tantric Yoga' Das Baul and Dasi are not and never were Fakir, Sai, Dervish or Shah, this are Muslim and Baul accepts them but they are not the same.
I have recently seen a Baul Women giving a talk at Berkeley University in California and she is saying there are 4 types of Baul, she is completely wrong and this needs to be called out!
This person has the audacity to say, she is going to archive Baul, how is this possible when Baul is already archived and this only adds to the watering down and deconstruction of who and what the Bauls are? Shocking, oh but they look exotic ?
It may appear harmless, but it is like gossip it starts with something and ends with a completely different drama. This is the problem, this cause reductionism and the destruction, people posing and teaching who do not even know who Bauls are? Fundraising that they are going to archive Baul when Baul is already archived and has been archived decades ago by Babu Kishan.
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 Bengalis did not understand, they were too busy trying to please the British and gain some sort of respectful life.
Fakir, Sai, Aula, Dervesh and Shah are NOT Baul, to many ignorant randoms speaking about Baul and they should not be because they do not know what they are talking about. This includes everybody from orthodox Vaishnavism to the new Baul singers, the randoms who use Baul and scholars who have a career and have to write something, they get funding. Bauls are not a random umbrella term for a group of random peoples?
Bauls are a unique and distinct sect, the oldest lineage being the Vaishnava Bauls, who were sanskrit speaking people and yes they read manuscripts in Sanskrit, they are Brahmin (Gosai) but rejected Brahmanical rules and regulations. Baul is educated in the oral tradition and this Oral tradition is Sanskrit.
Baul is like modern Yoga described as Asana, gymnastics ect.. The Body is not the sole organ of all experience and knowledge Parampara is, the Guru is but first of all the Guru needs to be from Baul.
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 they are performers or follow this lineage but never say because they are trying to do something, create something new, when it is sad to say Baul is extinct.