Saturday, April 20, 2019
“The problem is that the translations (of the Upanishads) do not render the beauty of the original text, because these masterpieces have been misunderstood by foreign translators, who only strive to bring out the intellectual meaning without grasping the soul contents of it and do not perceive the ecstasy of the seer ‘seeing’ his experiences”
by Sri Aurobindo
Watering down, reductionism of what is Baul, the changing of narratives and or saying Baul is an umbrella name for a group of wandering people. It is not Baul is not Muslim either? They acceptedall wandering peoples but they did not become them.
Just watch how this will be copied. Without giving credit!!
My Website has been copied!
My blog has been copied over and over!
Mostly coming from one source, the same source that copied a Nabani Das Khyapa Baul song from Babu Kishan's Youtube, listened to over and over, then recorded and another poets name put on.
Intellectual property theft.
Why would I speak out constantly, because can you imagine if someone created a new lineage, and just copies everything, taking credit for what does not belong to them.
Making up a Baul Guru who was a follower of this lineage?
Cherry picking and making up stories?
Desperation to become a Baba or Maa?
There is only one lineage of Baul!
Changing Narratives is toxic, acting like a saviour of Baul is toxic.
Baul has already been preserved decades ago, fundraising to preserve Baul is cheating, especially when you change narratives and whitewash who and what Baul is.
There is not such thing as Baul Masters??
There are not 4 or 5 types of Baul?
Baul Sahaja is not from Buddhism?
Bauls do Know who the poets are?
Ektara, Baya (hand drum) Nupoor (ankle bells was copied from Nabani Das Khyapa Baul!
The new Narrative that 'Baul is not from family', is wrong?
However, History of Baul is from Family, how does anybody think Baul has come so far, of course Baul has always been from families, but, yet someone NOT from Baul and not from a Baul family would create a new narrative ! Yes, of course there is way more to Baul and I will not give too much here because it is copies and pasted always with names taken off????
It goes on and on....... one after the other?
But how would you know?
How could you know, if you do not even understand the difference between Birbhum Bengali and the other types of Bengali??
How would you know, what makes you qualified to know, what is real and what is a game, and what is acting.
It is a Lie, when one says there are roughly 20,000 Bauls in Birbhum? What would be the purpose, of course to raise funds for a persons own personal agenda?
Baul is extinct, there are people acting as Baul , they are not Baul, they are actors. The riders on the coat tails of this lineage is watering down and reducing Baul.
Creating a new lineage and stories is Not Baul, it is just acting.
Fake it til you make is NOT Baul!!
Saturday, April 13, 2019
This is a picture of Nuzul Islam at Kolkata’s PGHospital
Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das, Nabani and Brajabala's eldest grandchild, still remembers when he brought his Grandmother Brajabala Dasi to the hospital to see one last time #PoetNazrulIslam.
Both my Grandmother Brajabala and Grandfather Guru Nabani Das Khyapa Baul were close friends.
In 1974 I remember Nuzul Islam was a well wishers of my GrandFather Nabani.
I brought Nuzul once to my Grandfather’s Death anniversary a Baul Mela that I arranged every year.
Nazul Islam wrote ‘Ami Bhai KhyapaBaul Amaar Deul’ about my Grandfather Boro Baba aka Naboni Das Khepa Baul.
My father Purna Das Baul recorded "‘Ami Bhai Khyapa Baul Amaar Deul’ at 'Hindustan Records' in the early 1970’s with my Grandfather’s composition and tune.
At a very young I was the music composer and arranged this song then known as Krishnendu Das.
The eldest Son of Punra Das Baul, however, I was raised by my grandparents until age 8 in which I had a forever, deep bond with them both.
Please watch the video by clicking on the Youtube link, "watch on Youtube".
You will find hundreds of others singing this poetry now, still using Nabani Das Khyapa Bauls, tune, but never giving credit because they either are not Baul and most do not have a clue..
My father Purna Das Baul was the first person to sing it after Nabani and it was made famous by Purna Das Baul.
RabindranathTagore wrote ‘Aamr e Paraye Paraye Khepiye Baraye Kon Khyapa se’ about Nabani Das Khyapa Baul whom he named. 'Mirror of the Sky’ and ‘Khepa Baul'.
My GrandFather initiated Tagore into Baul and named him RobiBal (Ravi Baul) he gave Tagore a dress which so popular those days, even RabindranathTagore restarted Shantiniketan poet fesivals to todays Pous Mela in honour of Nabani Das Khyapa Baul.
It is funny to me that everyone is now taking the title “Khyapa (Khepa) Baul and Khyepa Baba” to be in the market place. I have noticed many calling themselves pioneer, Legend, Saint and Khyapa today which does not make any sense, it is shameless?
Das Baul and Dasi is our lineage.
There is only one West Bengal Baul pioneer legend khyapa that was my Grandfather Baul Saint Nabani Das Khyapa Baul.
I was listening and watching someone sent me question from Europe, "BabuDa what is your comment about today’s Bauls?
I said, no comments, why? because there is nothing to comment, it is actually an insult.
For this I gave my life to preserve the original Bauls, it is all acting today, drama, I use Lineage, they make up lineage, I use Akara they change to Akara? I notice if I write something, they change what they have and rewrite what I wrote.
OMG, I guess they are trying, at least they trying to be a Baul Singer if and becoming a Tourist Attractions but Baul NO, just collecting people with great marketing skills??
Acting like they something to become Baul is not a easy job dear? No there is no Baul Sadhna or Baul Sadhak nor Sadhika or public can not handle with real Baul! What is flashy, looks exotic seems to impress people these days and how would you know, how would any none Birbhum Bengali speaking person know what is real and what is not real. The new Baul have shown their ignorance, saying Baul is from Persia, Turkey or Baul is aul sai fakir and dervish? What is going on?
Even today’s Baul Singers are not even close, a 10,000 miles far from my Father and my tunes compositions which everyone follows still and maybe lifetime forever.
They do not even know whose songs they are singing, who they are following, many are taking the songs of my ancestors and creating new lineages, they follow our dress, our songs and the way Nabani Das Khyapa Baul was with the Ektara, Drum and bells (nupoor) his feet, they follow how this lineage dances but yet make up stories. Even Khamak it was Nabani who gave it 2 strings and called it Ananda Lahari, they do not have a clue.
Generalization is the cultural genocide of Baul, using the term Baul Masters or saying Bauls do not care who wrote the poetry or fundraising to preserve Baul when I preserved it back in the 1970's to 2000. Now they are going to get donation to do what already is done, when they do not even know the Baul Sahaja does not come from Buddhism? Jokers and fakers is what they are?
I am the one who made Baul internationally famous through #Universities #Festivals #Top Music Labels #Cinema, #Media and it was hard works Dear.
At least say the truth rather than pretending you are the one who did all the work, you follow and copy everything I have done, everywhere I have gone. Decades ago before the ones today were even born?
I made so easier for anyone and I made a concrete platform for next generation and for today’s Baul singers, however, they are completely misusing, that I never thought?
Rabindranath Tagore helped little bit from his books and he was initiated into Baul by my Grandfather Nabani Das Khyapa Baul. Nabani was closest to Tagore and when taking about Tagore and Baul is you leave out Nabani Das Khyapa Bauls name, you are misappropriating Baul and making stories. I did all the leg work and the rest by my parents!
I know I said I would not comment but about today’s Baul: It’s too embarrassing how people calling themselves Baul and how everybody is seeing the #Fake, it is acting, it is #tourism, a lot of it is just plain stupidity!!
What are the Bengal Government and Indian Government are doing ? Those people can not even protect their own Culture.
Only one Rabindranath Tagore gave the most valuable title Khyapa Baul to my Grandfather, another thing Rabindranath Tagore just heard about Lalon Fakir’s poetry from his brother. There was not music to Lalon's poetry, that can later and he did not do sadhana. His poetry was Baul like but he was not a Baul.
Tagore only met a live Baul and became friends with my Grandfather #Birbhum pride #Bengal pride #Nabani Das Baul. Tagore tried to give Nabani whatever he wanted, he tried to keep him with him at all times but you can not capture a real Baul, a real Baul will disappear like the wind.
Baul is a wind catcher, you can not catch the wind. Baul is a combination of 2 Sanskrit words “Bayu (Vayu) and Tula” = Baul = to balance the vital airs.
This picture is valuable to me because Bongo Bandhu the father of the President of Bangladesh now, the last time he came to visit Poet Nuzul Islam in that gathering in India, he without saying anything, sat on floor and cried like a little child, and he told the Poet Nuzul Islam who was one of his Guru's that he never seen a reality as in how authentic he was.. now everything fake, I mean life is fake.
People love fake, and are blind, they can not even see the real original and reality, it is such bad timing for humanity, when they can not tell real from fake.
Anything with Baul like the word #International #World #Global #mystic are all due to me.
I am the one did all first, and I never ever thought I would have to say this, it is not bragging, it is because the real history is being mis-appropriated by unfeeling, greedy people who are all about internet marking and changing the history of Baul.
It leaves me sad just how Bongo Bandhu felt loosing Nuzul Islam. Nuzul is from India and spent good time with my Grandfather, this song is a tribute to my Grandfather and Nuzul, I do not care India or Bangladesh, it is about the soul, perhaps the soul of these great men is gone.
The word Legendary is gone now, all is fake. The word pioneer is gone now, it was not easy back in the day before internet.
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