Sunday, March 20, 2022
Re Post from 2011 - The one and only pioneering lineage of Baul, there is only one lineage and all Bauls follow this lineage!
All Bauls have followed this lineage, they copy and make up new lineages, they make up Baul Guru's and lineages. But they still follow and copy everything this lineage, what they sings, what they wear, and they even travel around the world meeting with this lineages friends! They follows on the coat tails of this lineage (the fake it til you make it) take the names of this lineages names off, and add the new Bauls names making up stories, this is nothing new, it is a fact.
I can tell people til I am blue in the face, good marketing technique, in the age of internet, has created a store house of false teachings?
The main thing about Bauls is truth talking, but in this world, at this no one tells the truth it is more about using and creating a new narrative, if I follow what Purna Das Baul did and if I follow Babu Kishan and his template, I too will obtain awards and money and I too shall be a famed Baul singer? Seriously?
Fake lineage = fake Bauls but how would you know? If you do not understand Birbhum Bengali how would you know, if you do not understand Sanskrit, how would you know, just because someone marketing I am this, I am that? No you would not know? Fake singer = good singer if you say it long enough.
Posted by Trishula Das at 1:24 PM