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Monday, August 27, 2018

Baul Tantra, Mantra, (Gopi Yantra) vs Neo Tantric Sex?

     Baul Tantra, Mantra, (Gopi Yantra) vs Neo Tantric Sex?

From the Oldest Lineage of Vaishnava Tantric Baul, where Baul originates in Birbhum Bengal. All Bauls follow this Lineage.

Nabani Das Khyapa Baul & MahaVidya Tara Ma of Tarapith
*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, when they copy directly off of his youtube channel his lineages Bauls songs, then record them, something is wrong? Nabani Das Khyapa Baul style copied Ektara, Baya (duggi) and his own personal style ankle bells that only Purna Das Baul used, and Das Baul and Dasi which absolutely only comes from this lineage? You can not even make this up anymore.

Babu Kishan has been preserving this Oldest ONE and ONLY Lineage of Baul or over 60 years and he has seen it all, he has heard it all and wants to clarify what is going on today, the making up of Lineages? 
Lineage is based on ancestry, this is the one and only pioneering lineage who brought Baul to all of India and the world. Babu Kishan is the one who created the template of Bauls traveling the world. He created the template of teaching Baul at Universities are the world. His stories and this lineages stories have been claimed by Bauls who make Baul generic and random, by saying, Baul is associated with Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg and Baul now has a Padma Shree, can you imagine your own life being made generatic by people who have no association with your life stories? No Baul did not, a Baul did and they have names. The usurping of Baul is astounding, they are all fake today.

Das Baul and Dasi only belong to this lineage of Vaishnava Sahajiya Tantric Baul of Birbhum. This lineage the Vaishnava Sahajiya Tantric (Gosia Chand) Bauls of Birbhum. Lineage means based on ancestry, and they may not be here on earth by they are watching from a higher plane. The ancestors of Baul are alive on another plane and watching what you will do next.

The outright blatant cultural appropriation and intellectual property theft of his Lineage with intentional appropriation of their songs, their style and everything they have done, while creating fake lineages and taking their names off is not cultural appreciation, it is blatant mis-appropriation, the watering down and reductionism is a real concern. 
Baul is indigenous, anywhere else in this world, posing as a indigenous person is a crime. The United Nations rights of indigenous people states only an indigenous person can self-determine who they are, not a fake Baul, not a academic scholar?
Babu Kishan is the only indigenous Baul who has seen so many generations of Baul with his Gurus being the last authentic Bauls to walk on earth Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and Brajabala Dasi. He has preserved Baul for more than 60 years, Baul is preserved. preserving his Lineage* Baul has no roots in Turkey? The Bhagavad Gita did not come from Turkey, The MahaVidya did not come from Turkey or Persia?

Baul Tantra Mantra Gopi Yantra
Baul is both Radha/Krishna, Kali/Shiva & MahaVidyas, Tara Maa of Tarapith

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 or samadhi. This practice involves the retention of semen during intercourse and the ingestion of bodily secretions..."

This is not the focus of what Baul is?

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 flock to Shantiniketan searching for this freedom and wanting to meet Bauls. This can prove to be dangerous for many unsuspecting fools. Listen Baul is extinct do not waste your time, many fakes (nakal) are taking advantage.

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 actually it is extinct.  Baul is a indigenous tradition, a Baul should be like 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. They changing this beautiful ancient 'Lineage of Vaishnava Baul' that originates in Ekachakra Birbhum Bengal. 

There is no other Lineage of Baul, (period) and that should be your first clue to fake. Nobody ever used Lineage in regards to Baul until I started to write about Baul. Babu wrote 3 Books on Baul in the 1980's about HIS lineage. Ask Babu questions he will tell you who is who? It is better to ask than waste your time.

(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 knew all the stories as she spoke' oral Sanskrit' and Nabani was born in Ekkachakra, they are direct ancestors of Nityananda of Ekachakra they path of the Avadhut. Brajabala passed on much of the lineage to Babu from birth until Brajabala Dasi (Grand Ma) passed when Babu was about 40 years of age.

Brajabala Dasi and Nabani Das Baul are Babu Kishan's Baul diksha Guru's. He had many Guru's including Sitaram Das Omkarnath, Anandamayi Ma, and all the Swami's at the Ramakrishna Mission ect... and his Indian Cinema and Indian Music Gurus including 13 years with RD Burman, he always gave respect, a respect that is rare. today.

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.

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 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 Baul women singer' that says it only takes women 3 years to learn Baul, that is not the truth it is so far from the truth it is unbelievable. The first tenant of Baul is Satya, tell the truth, you must be a truth teller first before you can even step into Baul.

If Brajabala Dasi,  Radharani Dasi or Manju Dasi were alive they would shut down that kind of talk, it is crazy that an outsider is making up stories and using this tradition, but taking the names off and replacing them with other names who are not Baul but followed Baul and copied Nabani Style, the songs of this lineage and was jealous of Purna Das Baul and wore Babu Kishan's designed patchwork style dress, how can someone be from a different lineage based on poetry and Purna Das Baul calling him a Baul when he was not a Baul. Purna Das Baul calls everybody a Baul including many westerners who are not Bauls. This is a joke.

She has a master of social media and knows all the tricks, she changes her narrative, is now posing as a Vaishnava, she knows how to attract.
This 'women who calls herself, 'the only Women Baul to do this and that", a lie. Baul Women's history was complete decades ago.She uses Nabani Das Bauls poetry and puts other names on, copied directly off of Babu Kishan's youtube channel?? It is not Roshik, the author of that poetry is Nabani Das Khyapa Baul, and even if it was Rasaraj Gosai it is still a person of this lineage and Baul never uses nicknames in poetry. This has been done on purpose, it is intellectual property theft. On youtube videos Babu Kishan's stories have been name dropped, stories he has told that only he knows. Baul does not collect people.

She wears the 'Nupur around her ankles (Nabani style ankle bells)', the same Nagpur that only Nabani Das Baul and Purna Das Baul wore. Why if she is from another lineage based on a poet?

She has said, Baul is from Buddhism, is from Turkey and now fundraising to peserve Baul, she is archiving Baul?  Baul has already been archived by Babu Kishan decades ago? The public needs to know what really is going on?

He started archiving Baul as a indigenous Lineage Holder back in the 1960's and 70's why the hell is anybody collecting donations for Baul when they are fake? You can not be a lineage Holder from a so called Baul Guru that was not a Baul Guru?  Do not believe anything that a random tells you. They may look exotic but that does not mean they are a Baul. If they say there are 4 or 5 types of Baul (wrong), fakir, dervish, muslim, sai, shah are not Baul they are muslim, this will be explained in the new book, if I write too much here, it will be copied, this is what has happened, stories of Nabani repeated on youtube that only have been written on our blog, name dropping and story dropping as if they actually know. There are not 20,000 Bauls in Birbhum, they say come and join us, Baul does not collect people or even encourage them to join. Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and this lineages Baul were secret, Nabani had a big iron rod that he would hit the earth with to say get out of here, stay away?
Baul is secret, the Akhara's were not places for people to gather, they were secret only for deep sadhana. Baul never walked into the village and had people touch their feet, Baul is not a cult of personality where you are glorified?

Baul is archived decades ago by Babu Kishan, there is no need to archive Baul, Baul was preserved long ago, if it were not how could you appropriate Nabani Das Bauls poetry and his songs? You would not have any songs to sing or steal? You are singing Baul songs because of all the hard work Babu Kishan has done over decades. Now I finally understand why he does not want me to talk, Seriously you can not make any of this up?

Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and Brajabala Dasi
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. 

Bauls are poets (whose names are known), Indian philosophers, Tantrics who know all Shastra including over 200 Vaishnava Agamas, singers, dancers. Baul is not 'afflicted by the wind,' as stated by the scholar Edward Dimock whom Babu Kishan knew, he knew all the original scholars. Today anything goes, it does not and the ancestor of Baul and present. Bauls are Windcatchers (name coined by Babu Kishan, they practice what they call 'vayu dharma' or pranayama. I put name coined by Babu Kishan because this is a secret and it has already been copied? They use and take the names off of where they got the information, never giving credit, just trying to engineer a career or become a Baba or Maa? This is so not Baul, it is the opposite of Baul? It is astounding and mind boggling what is going on?

A message from Babu Kishan below!
Guru (Grandfather) Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and Babu Kishan
​Today 2017 people love Baul song due to my family and our dedicated lifetime work of pioneering Baul around the world for over 90 years before there was Facebook, can you even imagine how difficult it was.  

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

This is the lineage of Das Baul and Dasi always has been, how do you explain another lineage with Das Baul and Dasi. stop abusing this lineage. There is only one lineage of Das Baul and Dasi.
​Nabani Das Khyapa Baul sang for Nehru before all his talk all over India. Then my parents (Purna Das Baul and Manju Dasi) and myself (Krishnendu Das Baul aka Babu Kishan) did the same for Indira Gandhi and her son's Sanjay and Rajiv Gandhi. 

We sang on thousands of stages all around India hundreds of times. 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 new \comers!! 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 Baul Lineage in Bengal and World!! 

Don't make stories, first learn how to sing and do Sadhana 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, of a talk Babu Kishan, he does not speak very often !
Baul Saint, Avadhuta Nabani Das Khyapa Baul
Sri Nityananda of Ekkachaka Bengal India is part of this lineage of Vaishnava Sahajiya Tantric (Gosai Chand) Das Baul and Dasi, lineage of the Baul Avadhuta.  This Lineage of Baul is the only lineage of Baul there is no other. Nityananda of Ekachakra is where they come from and hundreds if not thousands of years before. 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, Jnana Yoga, Karma Yoga and deep sadhana, the real Bauls spoke oral mystical 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 spoke oral Sanskrit, their songs were composed in a secret coded language called Sandhya Basa. I can not say more here, it will be copied.
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 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. 

They have a huge history and that story is for another time
Sri Nityananda also called Nitai was a Baul, an exalted Avadhuta, history was rewritten by modern day writers who were mostly orthodox or scholars who were not from inside the tradition. The stories of this lineage are within the songs of the lineage this is what an oral living lineage is, it is not a book translated lineage.

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.

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's 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.
Krishna as Kali, Baul kirtan is both Radha/Krishna and Kali
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? 

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.

My question who owns the truth about the Bauls 'a scholar' or a New Baul singer who has created a tourist attraction and a fake lineage, OR 'a lineage Baul from within the lineage', who is the authority? 

'Wikipedia or a lineage Baul?' or 'PhD's' or a tourist attraction making up a lineage?' Should the authority on Baul be the lineage, or should it be the scholars, the problem is Baul is almost extinct there are only a handful of lineage Bauls left. I can tell you this family is the only family of Bauls who brought Baul to the world. Others just copy and follow, go where they go, do what they do.
Tantric Avadhuta Nabani Das Khyapa Baul 1954, his Grandson Babu Kishan aka Krishnedu Das Baul
It is a huge task to try to preserve this lineage, so in the meantime this leaves the door open for all sorts of nonsense. 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 Ekachakra Birbhum Bengal, they are the original Rasa Lila Mystics, another name coined by Babu Kishan. 

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."
Nabani Das Khyapa Baul 1954
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.

There is one professor from the USA who had him sign papers to get university grants for her to study Bauls only to cut him out completely, everybody wants funding and what a great thing to do get the funding through a lineage Baul then interview Neo Bauls who have a very limited knowledge of the Bauls? 

This is very disrespectful and is creating such a distortion in the history of what Baul really is. There are very few real Bauls left, they are almost extinct. I mean really must you keep using the Bauls of India.

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, formula, for instance Babu is an expert of the Tantra of Indian. Music and sound the technique using a scientific formula to bring the Deities 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. 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 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, saying it only takes 3 years, the person who said this is not an authority on Baul, they use Baul and waters down, reduces Baul all the time, name dropping, what do they care, Baul does not belong to their family, their family has not preserved Baul, they use Baul?

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 Khyapa Baul used to generate so much spiritual heat he used to meditate under water 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, Dervish, Shah are NOT Baul.

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. 

Babukishan, say's, "why come to Baul, go to sex education, why even come to Baul, 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 parampara. 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 Sampradaya,
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


This lineage and family are the only Bauls who have associated with, when you read Bauls associated with Bauls did not only Babukishan and family did. Bauls in general as posted on the internet did not. I t 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,
Ravi Shakar,
The President of India Pranab Mukerjee,
Sonja 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,

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