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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Allen Ginsberg, his Baul Guru Nabani Das Khyappa Baul and Babukishan

This lineage of Baul are the pioneers and the first Bauls to travel the world, they have been teaching, talking, traveling around the world for more than 50 years. They are the pioneers and only lineage of Bauls to open the door for all Bauls to now say they are wandering Bauls and world wide travellers before Purna Das Baul and his family no Baul ever travelled the world or outside of India.

Some people have been using the Bauls to generate funds from UNESCO and governments by making up stories about where the Bauls are from and who they are associated with.. They are making people stupid by writing stories that are not even part of history. Truth is what is Baul is only famous by this lineage. Even stranger is the fact that this lineage popularized Lalon Fakir songs, before this lineage no Bauls were singing Lalon Fakir (Shah) songs or associated Lalon Fakir poetry with the Bauls of Bengal???

There are many people writing about the Bauls of Bengal that mention, "Allen Ginsberg's" name ( the famous Americal Beat Poet.) Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was associated with this lineage of Baul, his Baul Guru was Nabani Das Khyappa Baul. Allen mentioned Lalon's name in one writing 'Lalon' (1774–1890) but was never associated with him, he never met Lalon, it was way before his time. It was only Nabani Das Baul, and Babukishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul whom Ginsberg associated with, Nabani Das Khyappa Babukishan's grandfather was his Baul Guru..

 This lineage was the first to record Lalon Fakir poetry as songs, this lineage has always talked about Lalon Fakir, before that no one even paid attention to Lalon Fakir who was a poet living in Bangladesh but from a Hindu family from Bengal India. In fact there were only a few Bauls in Bangladesh and they mostly Aul, Sai, Dervesh, Fakir when this family went back to Bangladesh in the early 1970's to visit Babukishan's mother's, she was from a educated Hindu family living in Dhaka, they were visiting(Manju Das's) homeland to revisit her early life and property that had been stolen in 1952??

It was Babukishan's mother who was from Bangladesh it was her who started to sing Lalon's songs and record Lalon Fakir songs. Manju Das's father Jogesh Das was a Professor of languages at Dhaka University, he was a Triple MA and was violently kicked out of Bangladesh for no other reason than he was a Sanskrit scholar and Professor of languages at Dhaka University, he was a Hindu and didn't speak Urdu in 1952.

On 21 February 1952, students in the present day capital city called a strike because they were told they could only speak Urdu the language of Pakistan. The Pakistan government had taken over Bangladesh calling it East Pakistan. The Pakistani police fired on the students despite these peaceful protests and a number of students were killed. What is never written about is that these East Paksitani militants also decapitated Jogesh Das's brother head and confiscated all their property, kicking the whole family out of Bangladesh where they became refugee's in Calcutta. In Calcutta even more tragedy awaited this family. Jogesh Das was a linguist and sanskrit professor at the University, the muslim militants were going to enforce their will on the people. This piece of history regarding Jogesh Das is never written about in Bangladesh? February 21is called, "International Mother Tongue Language Day." in honour of these events, however, they never mention Jogesh Das's story and I am sure there are other Hindu families who suffered the same fate, one has to wonder if they were not mentioned because they were Hindu???

It is very common to read Bangladeshi's claiming Allen Ginsberg, and Bob Dylan were associated with what today is called Bangladeshi Bauls. However, none of the history from the 60's onward has had any association with the Bangladeshi community. George Harrison, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and all the famous people of India have only been associated with this lineage of Baul, Babukishan and his family. We are writing and recording this history it is way too easy for history to be distorted and many people are now using Baul as a way to become famous without even understanding the deep sadhana and the lineage of Baul. Today we have the internet and it is way too easy for anybody to write anything. The goal here is to preserve what is left of the The Bauls of Bengal which is very much near extinction.
Statue of Nabani Das Khyappa Baul @Vishva Bharti University (Rabindranath Tagore's University) Allen Ginsberg's Baul Guru.

Photo of Nabani Das khyappa Baul taken by Rabindranath Tagore, Nabani Das Khyappa Baul was the Baul who inspired Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore gave Nabani the name Khyappa before this no Baul used the name Khyappa.. and Tagore called this picture and Nabani Das Baul, "Mirror of the Sky."
This song written for Babukishan by Allen Ginsberg in honor of  Nabani Das Khyeppa Baul. Babu and Allen Ginsberg had long talks in New York regarding Allen's association with Babu's grandfather Nabani Das Khyappa Baul. Babukishan kept in touch with Allen Ginsberg from the 1980's until he past away in 1997.

5 Baul songs from this lineage written by "Nabani Das Khyappa Baul" another written by his uncle Rasaraj Gosai

These 5 songs made Baul famous worldwide.. these songs and the tune are from Babukishan's lineage and his family. His grandfather Sri Nabani Das Khyeppa Baul wrote the lyrics to "Ghole Male Ghole Male," "Bhalo Kore Porga Schoole," and "Menka Mathay Delo" "Hridmjhare Rakhbo"  ... all written by Nabani Das Baul and music composed by him.

In recent times they were made super famous by the one and only "legendary Baul of our time Purna Das Baul" who is Babukishan's father and Nabani Das Baul son.. these songs were recorded by Indian Cinema's legendary music directors of "Hindustan Records which was the first official Indian Music Company in India." These 3 music directors were Bengali's, Pan kaj Mallick, Timir Baran, Raichand Boral. These famous music directors recorded Purna Das Baul because Purna Das is the best Baul singer and because these music directors respected Nabani Das Baul, they were his friends and well wishers. 20x Ghole Male Ghole Male was recorded 20 X worldwide and 18 of those times it was recorded 18X by Babukishan and everytime it was recoreded it was a hit. Today this song is sung by Bauls without any of them giving credit to the Baul who wrote it or made it famous.

None of these songs are Bengal folk songs they are Baul songs from a many thousand year old lineage and should be treated with respect not songs to be sung on singing shows or in Movies without any understanding of where they came from or who wrote the songs?

1.) Hridmjhare Rakhbo, from this lineage written by Nabani Das Khyappa Baul..) Singing Babukishan

2.) Ghole Male Ghole Male, Nabani Das Baul song. Written and tune composed by Nabani Das Baul.

3.) Jemon Beni, Rasaraj Gosai (Nabani Das Baul's uncle) wrote this...he was one of the prominent sanskrit scholars and Baul poet in Bengali history, he was a sanskrit master. Never married and the greatest tantric and tantric poet. Music composed by Nabani Das Baul and Purna Das Baul is the first to record it. I just want to let you know this is not a Bengali folk song, none of these songs are folk songs they are Baul songs of Sadhana with a deep philosophical meanings.

4.) Bhalo Kore Porga Schoole... Nabani Das Baul song and tune, it is a song about about Sri Chaitanya mahaprabu, and Nityanada Revolution.. Actually the Bauls made this revolution famous and Gaudiya Math and Iskcon high-jacked their songs ect and distorted what Baul is???.. there is something that people need to understand Chaitanya was not a poet or Baul he was a scholar, it was Nityananda and his lineage going back thousands of years that were the poets, philosophers, Hare Krishna singers and dancers....

5.)Menka Mathay Delo.. Nabani Das Baul song and tune.

So if you are singing these songs and record on "Youtube" or use them in a movie now you know. Please give credit to Nabani Das Kyappa Baul, and learn a little bit about this lineage,  it is real and has been around for thousands of years. We will be listing all the Baul songs, and Baul kirtan that come from this lineage. Please check back from time to time. Hari Bol

Par Purusher Pirit Babukishan Das Baul Live in Haridwar

This is a was a very controversial song in Bengal... written and composed by Babukishan... Everybody is very lively.. Babu is saying everybody says Krishna does this and that, what about Radha?? .. He was awarded a Best Poetry award for this in 1980? I will have this translated.. Bharat Seva Ashram in Haridwar
http://www.youtube.com/user/thebaulsofbengal#p/u/6/wWxXWmtJPBM

Spirit Trance.. Baul song from Nabani Das Khyappa Bauls written by his great friend Neela Kantha, Nabani would sing this song all the time, video and singing by Babukishan Das Baul


In the moment of your last breath,
How shall you remember the Name of your Lord?
All your life whatever your mind wanted, it was granted,
Now will you say the Name of your Lord for once?
Alas! This mouth will come to cease to speak!
... Alas these eyes will come to cease to see!
How this ear will come to cease to listen!
Think now my friend: in the moment of your last breath,
How shall you remember the Name of your Lord?
How many things to eat, chew, lick and drink,
How many precious metals, diamonds and pearls to wear.
What shall you give to this dying? Alas, nothing..
This Song writer cries,
May my last breath goes out with Your Name O Lord!
At Your Lotus Feet may I find my place..
Thanks for translation by Thanks to Sadiq Alam for translation, London 2011
Kemon kore bolbi Hari moroner dine?

Bodon jaha cheyecho tai diyechi,
E Hari Naam bolba kina, Bodoney e?

Moroner dine, kemon kore bolbi Hari?

In the moment of your last breath,
How shall you remember the Name of your Lord?

All your life whatever your mind wanted, it were granted,
Now will you say the Name of your Lord for once?

Bodon re tui bolbi kina, Noyon re tui herbi kina, re?
Ore koron dore tui shunbi na?
Ore Korno thakbi kina shorone, Moroner dine?

Kemon kore bolbi Hari, Moroner dine?

Baul Kirtan written by Nabani Das Khyappa Baul

This is a Baul song, this is kirtan Vaishnava Kirtan (Baul).. Babukishan singing about Radha and Krishna... Be careful with Radha, she is waiting and Krishna is not showing up..Nabani Das is saying keep that love in your heart and keep the memory and time will pass and Krishna will be with you don't be upset, connection of Love.. relationship is like a mirror.. keep it carefully.. Think of the memory of Love then Love and Kishna are with you..REMEMBER.. Turn it up.. the sound is not the best.. and listen with your heart..
http://blip.tv/thebaulsofbengal/radha-krishna-love-song-kichhu-din-mone-mone-babukishan-das-baul-5631105

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Nabani Das Baul - The Mirror of the Sky - 5 songs from this lineage.

The only Legendary Baul and the last of the real Bauls of Bengal, (Lineage Baul) Nabani Das Khyappa Baul

These 5 songs made Baul famous worldwide.. these songs and the tune are from Babukisha's lineage and his family. His grandfather Sri Nabani Das Khyeppa Baul wrote the lyrics to "Ghole Male Ghole Male," "Bhalo Kore Porga Schoole," and "Menka Mathay Delo"... all writen by Nabani Das Baul and music composed by him.

In recent times they were made super famous by the one and only "legendary Baul of our time Purna Das Baul" who is Babuksihan's and Nabani Das Baul son.. these songs were recorded by Indian Cinema's legendary music directors of "Hindustan Records which was the first official Indian Music Company in India." These 3 music directors were Bengali's, Pan kaj Mallick, Timir Baran, Raichand Boral. These famous music directors recorded Purna Das Baul because Purna Das is the best Baul singer and because these music directors respected Nabani Das Baul, they were his friends and well wishers. 20x Ghole Male Ghole Male was recorded 20 X worldwide and 18 of those times it was recorded 18X by Babukishan and everytime it was recoreded it was a hit. Today this song is sung by Bauls without any of them giving credit to the Baul who wrote it or made it famous.

None of these songs are Bengali folk songs they are Baul songs from a many thousand year old lineage and should be treated with respect not songs to be sung on singing shows or in Movies without any understanding of where they came from or who wrote the songs?

(Another of Nabani Das Baul songs is Hridmjhare Rakhbo, from this lineage..) Singing Babukishan

1. Ghole Male Ghole Male, Nabani Das Baul song.

The Ektara's in the picture are hand made by Babukishan himself.... and he is playing the dolak in this version of Gole Mali Gole Mali..

2. Jemon Beni, Rasaraj Gosai (Nabani Das Baul's uncle) wrote this...he was one of the prominent sanskrit scholars and Baul poet in Bengali history, he was a sanskrit master. Never married and the greatest tantric and tantric poet. Music composed by Nabani Das Baul and Purna Das Baul is the first to record it. I just want to let you know this is not a Bengali folk song, none of these songs are folk songs they are Baul songs of Sadhana with a deep philosophical meanings.

3. Bhalo Kore Porga Schoole... Nabani Das Baul song and tune, it is a song about about Sri Chaitanya mahaprabu, and Nityanada Revolution.. Actually the Bauls made this revolution famous and Gaudiya Math and Iskcon high-jacked their songs ect and distorted what Baul is???.. there is something that people need to understand Chaitanya was not a poet or Baul he was a scholar, it was Nityananda and his lineage going back thousands of years that were the poets, philosophers, Hare Krishna singers and dancers....

4. Menka Mathay Delo.. Nabani Das Baul song and tune.
5. (Another of Nabani Das Baul songs is Hridmjhare Rakhbo, from this lineage..) Singing Babukishan

Tagore named this picture and Nabani Das Khyappa Baul "Mirror of the Sky"

http://mirrorofthesky.blogspot.com/view/magazine

This blog was created in honour of Sri Nabani Das Khyappa Baul and the many thousand year old lineage that he is from.. Jai Guru

Babukishan Music

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Amar Moner Manush.. new format for Lineage Baul

http://amarmonermanush.blogspot.com/
We are keeping this site active but have also created another Amar Moner Manush as it is an easier format. Please check back often as new information will be added regularly and we will keep you updated as to upcoming books and news regarding the Ektara Foundation and the creation of BHAVA.. The Baul Historical Ashram and Vedic Academy of Performing Arts for the preservation of the The Bauls of Bengal... along with assistance programs for the poor Bauls in the village. We are working on this and sometime in 2012 we should be moving ahead with our projects..
Nabani Das Khyappa Baul, Baul Saint, Baul Poet, Legendary and famous Baul amongst poets, scholars, artist, politicians, he was well known for his sharp intellect, miraculous healing powers, and mystical ways.. he was a sahaka you can not compare Nabani Das Baul today with what one would call Baul. He was exceptional.