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Vaishnava Baul's are thousands of years before any of the modern Vaishnava groups coming out of Bengal India.
Vaishnava Baul lineage, Baul song written by Sri Nabani Gosai Das Baul (KD Babukishan's grandfather) Nabani Das Baul is the Baul who inspired Rabindranath Tagore.
In Bengal Vaishnava Baul's have been around for thousands of years before any of the modern book traditions or Vaishnava reform groups, they are one of the oral traditions of Vaishnava from Bengal India. Vaishnava Bauls are the original Hare Krishna singers and dancers from Bengal India.
Simple spiritual devotion of the purest kind. They spoke sanskrit from birth and sang songs or their poetry in Bengali to the villagers. Their poetry consisted of songs of Radha and Krishna, Radha is of supreme importance as is Maa.
What is to be understood about the Vaishnava Bauls they do not reject others, they adopt those rejected by other groups, they are peace makers and they do not just talk about themselves they talk about paths as being a way to god. They are not pedantic or fundamentalist, their duty or dharma was to give blessings they are what today could be called sound healers they are called mad but mad for God/dess.
Bauls are Pure Bhakti Yogi's now almost extinct like most indigenous people who lived off the land and nature, they are the soul and soil of Bengal, they are not temple builders or book pedalers. Sri Nityananda of Ekkchakra was clearly a Baul as told in the oral tradition. He was also an ancestor of Babukishan's families lineage, Babu was born there he should know not some foreigner. The stories have been totally told wrong by new age groups who came after. God/dess is watching just remember they see's everything. You can not own what does not belong to you.. You may enjoy for a while but the truth eventually comes out. This is Kali Yuga the age of backwards..
Then came Gaudiya Vaishnavism and later the Gaudiya Math with all their British educated Vaishnava reformers were book people not oral tradition people but sometimes a little closer to the truth than the modern version, whom I call new age Vaishnavism a "born again group" whose guru rejected Gaudiya Math instructing his devotee's to stay away from Gaudiya Math that his God brothers were jealous of him?? His God brothers who passed on all their Vaishnava knowledge to him?? How would this Guru know anything if it were not for Gaudiya Math. Oh by the way he also knew all about this Baul lineage of Vaishnavism and he knew both of Babukishan's grandfathers, there are many stories to tell.
Out of the Gaudiya Math came the new age group yes they are called IskCon and they completely made a mess of what Vaishnavism in Bengal is and destroyed many peoples lives. Vaishavavism was never meant to be something you hit people over the head with, it was never meant to be about hurting women and children and it most certainly was never meant to be monasitic for the general public.
I will write more on this later, it is just very sad that they became bullies on the block cyber bulling anybody that tells the truth. They have probably pulled off one of the biggest ID theft in the history of Bengal, Das and Dasi were always Baul names, yes others had this name but not everybody and especially hardly anybody from Gaudiya Vaishnavism.
Can you imagine how it would feel if everybody took your last name and then did not respect that name. Many have given respect but many have committed horrible crimes against women and children while carrying that name Das or Dasi, I have no idea why the Guru of the new age Vaishnavism gave everybody the Baul names he did not live in a bubble he knew both of Babu's grandfathers and we have many stories to tell of his life before he ever came to the west.
Everybody has a right to Vaishnavism and a true Vaishnava never hurts or destroys anybodies faith. To be Vaishnava is to have mercy never pedantic. A Vaishnava disturbes no one is as in Gaudiya Math's words is humbler than a blade of grass??
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