Shakti, India, Maa Travels…. Life is a Journey!

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Trishula on the banks of Ganga Ma in Haridwar..

I have always felt a strong connection to Anandamayi Ma, first seeing a picture of her almost 20 years ago. In 2007 while traveling to Pune with KD Babukishan he had unknown to me arranged to go to Anandamayi Ma’s Mandir in Pune.

On arrival at the Mandir I noticed there were only a few people at the temple. as lone older women standing in the front right next to the altar discussing something with Maa, she was pleading, talking waving her hands as if Anandamayi Ma where right there.

I settled myself on the floor and fell into an ecstatic bliss with a pure heart full of yearning for this deep connection to Maa.  This is a rare feeling and I have felt it very few times in the past. I can recall this feeling a few times when I was at Saint Catherine of the healing metal Church in Paris, they were singing Ava Marie and I knew Maa was present. I felt this in other Kali Temples though out India, the Kali Beri in Delhi, Kali Ghat, Dakinishwar Temple, Anandamayi Ma in Haridwar.

Babu @ Tarapith W Bengal

There is a Kali temple in Mumbai the head Pujari is a man dressed in a Sari. Babu warned me before we went he said, this is really powerful be ready and be really respectful. The temple is run by men dressed as women called Hijra, inside this temple is a huge rock that taking up almost the whole temple there is just enough room to walk around the rock. It is very powerful a wild difficult to handle shakti and it does not dissipate even after a few days, this energy stays with one for a while, I can understand how one could go crazy if not prepared. I felt very comfortable with these people because I too felt like an outsider in India. As a white women married to an Indian man conjures up all sorts of negative thoughts in an Indian person’s mind. I was so naïve before I went to India for the first time I thought everybody was into Om Shanti  peaceful.

My experience in India was one of racism it was difficult for me to understand I had just spent the past so many years in a comfortable mountain community where for the most part people are sweet, kind, and I never distinguished race difference, I was under the impression people are people and believe in humanity. But in India I had people walk out of restaurants because I came in, I had people sneer at me and came upon Hotels that would not let me in because they either figured I ate meat or was a prostitute. India is a very complicated and complex not to ever be confused with being a Canadian and Canada. I do love India and am grateful that I was able to get an insider’s view living there for a year in regular Indian life.

The energy of India is in the soil and soul of India, I do think people here have never experienced that continuous flow of Shakti. The forest here give peace but not the great energy of India. The air is clean here, the water is clear and clean but the Shakti is not as strong. I long to return to India in spite of all the challenges of smokey air, pollution, and the people’s stares. It humbles me in a way that I would not be able to experience here, it tests me in a way that I am not tested here.

Anandamayi Ma Samadhi Mandir, outside of Haridwar.. sweet bliss!

Babu always knew where to go and most of the temples knew who he was. The Kali Beri in Delhi.. or Kali Ghat and the Dakshinswar Temple in Kolkata. Yes of course they knew him, he was a Ramakrishna Monk for 12 years. You see Babu grew up on Maa’s doorstep in a village in Bengal India. His grandfather Nabani Das Khyappa Baul and grandmother raised him until he was 8 when Nabani died, it was at this time they sent him to his Father and Mothers in Calcutta and he could not adjust to living with them so they sent to the Ramakrishna Mission in Kolkata to live as a Vedic Monk in a really tough sadhana until after his 12 standard. It was a very difficult time for Babu as he had just lost the love of his life his Grandfather a rare connection so profound. Nabani took Babu when he was born, he was born with crooked limbs so Nabani kept him 24/7 massaging him and healing his little Krishna who he named Krishnendu. Nabani Das took Babu with him on his wandering Journey’s throughout India having him initiated by most of the powerful, Guru’s, Nath’s, Sadhu’s, Tantrics, Siddha’s from 1962 until his death. Although Nabani had really slowed down in the last few years of his life, Babu’s Grandmother Brajabala Dasi understood who her husband was and raised her children under the most difficult circumstances and never complained.

While in the village with his grandfather Nabani Das who was a Baul Guru and Kali Sadhaka at Tarapith, he was both Baul and a accomplished Tantric Yogi.. that is why they called him an Avadhuta. Not all Bauls are like Nabani, most Bauls from this lineage are Vaishnavism pure Bhakti or Shajaya Vaishnavsm as they are Gosai Das and Dasi Baul. They are the lineage coming of Sri Nityananda of Ekkchara W Bengal, yes I realize other groups are saying the same thing, there are so many lines coming out of Nitai but the story is always the same and they do not have the stories the Bauls do coming from an oral tradition, there are so many things they do not even know, anyhow all OK, everybody can be an ancestor of Jai Nitai…. These stories have been passed down through Baul song and dance and Guru parampara  from an oral tradition, not a book tradition. In the oral traditions of India, everything was heard and remembered in Sanskrit, the Bauls sang this in simple Bengali songs to the people of the villages..

Nabani Das Baul and all their ancestors were Sanskrit-ists, they knew all the stories of Radha and Krishna since the beginning of the story thousands of years ago. These sacred stories were not read in as in the book traditions of personal opinions. The translations are mere seeds of higher philosophy and techniques of Bhakti Yoga, Tantra, and Yoga. Most of what is being taught about the traditions of India are being passed off as original and are not they are just drops in the ocean of Yoga. Some People are calling things that have belonged to India and the people of India their own … taking and copy writing calling it there intellectual property…it belongs to the people who have preserved it for thousands of years, so next time you think you own something, you can not own what does not belong to you. Think about giving something back to India.. and remember Karma!!

The authentic Vaishnava is so different from what has come to the West, the new age version has been monotheised and colonized to fit into the mold of a few men.

And yes again I felt that sweet bliss on arriving at Anandmayi Maaa’s Samadhi Mandir in Kankhal Haridwar although at that point I must say they were expecting their special guest one Krishnendu to arrive with an Indian wife.. not a white wife, this is a story  itself one I never expected. To my surprise even today I can still hear ringing through my ear after asking what did she say, the head Didi of the temple said, “Krishnendu you did not tell us your wife was a foreigner, you know how Maa felt about foreigners, it was hard to believe but this is something I met many times in India?? Being raised a Canadian or perhaps in the family I was raised in I never ever saw colour, or thought about racism. Maa will melt it all away and who cares anyhow I am a yogi big deal.

In Maa’s temples, and in some Churches that were dedicated to the Mother I fel the same thing there is only one Maa, she is real, loving and with me always..

Jai maaaaa I yearn to be in that place, in that space, it is God/dess intoxicating and when I am in that space time is lost, the outside world just melts away. Yet here I am time is running my life I want to be there yet my life is here. I understand Maa knows everything and there is a reason for everything that happens. Jai Kali, Laxshmi, Saraswati, Radha, Durga, Mary.. all are Maaaaaaaaa.. Jai Maaaa is the oldest most powerful mantra everybody knows this in India. The Bauls know this especially well, being Vaishnava they always puja Radha first, women first it is common sense, where did you come from, how did you enter this world. This world is a gift not something to be treated as a disease or negative to get to a higher plane one has to move through here master this world before going to the next. Rejection of the feminine or the beautiful planet never works, you attract what you reject.. instead love and learn to work with not against.. this is Maa’s way, this is her Grace.. Love her, respect her, that is Grace.

Joy Maaaaaa!

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Spirit Trance…the spirit is talking to the body after its departure!

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Kemon kore bolbi Hari moroner dine? Bodon jaha cheyecho tai diyechi,

E Hari Naambolba kina, Bodoney e? Moroner dine, kemon kore bolbi Hari?

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?

Chobbo chossho lejjo piyo, Nanan drobbo rupa diyo kichu ei bodone diyo.

Neel Kantha kohe ar Shonno kale Hari bolte bolte jae jeno praan, charone.Moroner dine.

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? 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 to Sadiq Alam for translation,London 2011

Song from Babukishan’s lineage, written by Nabani Das Bauls disciple (Neela Kantha) sung by Babukishan in Spirit Trance..

Ecstatic TRANCE Baul Lyrics and an authentic very deep human philosophy with complete sacred mystic thoughts. The song is describing how after death the only universal truth is where does the spirit go when we stop to breathing and our body stops working, the universal truth is this will happen to each of us. Nobody can buy death, delay death or rule death and we will have to surrender our ego and power when time is to leave this unique and beautiful world. We must surrender all desires, passions, work, yogic life and our fun-loving life.

The discussion is between the soul and body, how they lived all those years together and developed a deep connection, how they were so attached and went on a very long journey together. The body, and soul have had a very unique time together and a most important situation, every thought, every memory they shared, and every conversation between the body and soul shared is the focus of this beautiful Baul song…So now is the time to go and change this body to leave and go to another body,it is like renting another house or when a visitor visa is up, nobody here has a permanent visa.

This song is the body and the soul talking…they are talking about how they were close, how they lived together and are really feeling sad to be apart, it is  very emotional thought, and they are giving all beautiful examples. This is a memory for them now,who knows maybe they will never meet again or anymore because it all depends upon “karma”…. because karma is the ruler of life..It seems to others that Baul philosophy is very easy with simple lyrics, with their ecstatic madness music & dance, however, the meaning of the songs is a very high philosophical thoughts that are seed songs of higher philosophy and a very deep meditation, practise of chakras and high level mystical tantra, shakti-sadhana and Yoga.

Copyright 2011 All rights reserved Babukishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul (singer, composer)

Baul Mystic Tantra vs Neo Tantric Sex

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Tantra mantra yantra vs Tantra as Sex…..

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 aBaul 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. 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 this is all writers seem to write about Baul then Baulswill be extinct faster than thought.

(Brajabala Dasi (Babukishan’s beloved Grandmother who raised him until he was 8, she passed on much of the lineage to Babu from birth
until she passed when Babu was about 40 years of age… she was very much a  guru to him.)

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 pointof 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. 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 tantra sadhana not sexo magic, it is an internal sadhana. It is about learning what is inside, a sort of Daoist qigong. 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. I call the Bauls ‘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, philosophers, singers, dancers, they are not ‘afflicted by the wind,’ they are wind catchers, they practice what they call ‘vayu dharma’ or pranayama. The are only mad wild crazy for the divine, they worship Radha and Krishna in their heart, in their soul.

(Sri Nityananda of Ekkchaka Bengal India was a lineage Baul and is a descendant of Babukishan’s lineage, there has been so much
distortion about who he was by New Age Vaishnava reformers who have tried their best to degrade the Bauls and write them out of the history of West Bengal as degenerates. 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 and deep sadhana, the real Bauls spoke 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 speak sanskrit. The 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.)

(Babukishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul is a lineage Baul who is the first Baul to receive a modern education with a BA in Indian
Philosophy, MA Indian Music from Kolkata University, he is the first Baul to be a monk in the Ramakrishn order. He is the first Baul to compose fusion music, the first Baul to live in North America. He is the first Baul to be a successful composer, and filmaker in Indian Cinema. First to be a Music Composer producing over 150 musical scores and 44 albums. He is fluent in Sanskrit, Hindi, Bengali, English and a number of other languages including the stories of his oral living lineage of Baul. Nobody ever thought a Baul would live in North America or read what people are writing about Baul, well Babu can read and he is here to set the record straight.)

Because of this repeated nonsense as stated in the first paragraph most writers copy and paste or do not ever write that Bauls are poets, philosophers of all things Indian, that they worship Radha and krishna in their hearts, that there is a lineage of Bauls going back to and originating thousands of years before Sri Nityananada of Ekkchaka West Bengal India, Jai Nitai who was Sri Chaitanya’s best friend.
(Baul Saint, and Baul Guru Sri Nabani Das Baul, he is the Baul who inspired Rabindranath Tagore, This is a picture used of him on the album Bengali Bauls ..at the Big Pink from the Woodstock recordings, the Bauls never recieved a penny from this album that became famous??)

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 this and set the record straight but it is not an easy task and will perhaps take years. Our personal mission is to preserve what we can of this tradition and keep it as close to the truth of what a Baul is as written by a lineage Baul, someone from a very long lineage of Baul who is not a new comer, someone who has already introduced the world to Baul and has promoted Baul for 40 years. Someone who is educated in the oral tradition and who also educated in the British style of education. Baul history, should come from a living lineage holder of Baul, parampara, the Bauls should have a basic understanding of who the writers were of the songs.

Nityananda from Ekkchaka West Bengal is Babu’s ancestor he is the ancestor of the Vaishnava Bauls. There is
very limited knowledge about this because the truth has been so distorted from modern reformers with big printing presses among other things. The Bauls message is for all people and is especially necessary to todays 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.

( 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 particalar 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.)

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.

Bauls are free birds in that they are seeking ecstatic union (yoga) with their beloved Radha and Krishna, Shiva and 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’s and Goddess’s 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.

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 lineage Baul from within the lineage’, who is the authority??. ‘Wikipedia or a lineage Baul?’ or ‘PhD’s’ or ‘Lineage Bauls??’ 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.

(Babukshan’s uncle Laxshman Das Baul or Luxman 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.

(“Lineage Bauls are the origins of Vaishnavism in Bengal, they are the original Rasa Lila Mystics. They are an oral 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.”)

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. Tranta 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 Dieties 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??

lBabu 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’s are.) 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. 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 used to generate so much spiritual heat he used to meditate under water on the bottom of a pond.

“Babukishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul, modern Baul from Bengal, lineage Baul, and an Award winning Music Composer. Babukishan says, a Baul should recieve the highest of educations both in the Sanskrit, the oral tradition and modern education. This can be done, to be a Baul is to be extraordinary the challenges facing the Bauls is to be extraordinary otherwise extinction is certain.”

Fakir aul sai darbesh is sufi it is not Baul,  it is Fakir, Sai, Aul, Darbesh (Dervish). In 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 Bengali’s 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 but were lumped together with the Baul for terminology sake, however the Bauls are a unique and distinct sect, the oldest lineage being the Vaishnava Bauls who were sanskrit speaking people, they are brahmin and very educated in the oral tradition.

Baul is like modern Yoga being described as Asana, gymnastics.. ect.. The Body is not the sole organ of all experience and knowledge Parampara is, the Guru is. The Guru to the Baul is the greatest, this is a ‘Guru Parampara Tradition.’ The oral tradition and Gurua are the means to knowledge, the oral tradition has been transmitted for thousands of
years through Sanskrit, the Bhagavad Gita all knowledge of Yoga, Bhakti Yoga is the sole organ of experience.

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 it 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 paramapara. Bauls were the newspaper before the newspaper, singing Hare Krishna every morning to the villagers as a wake up
call.

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‘Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul’..
Sanskrit Scholar, 12 years as a Vedic Monk @ the Ramakrishna Order.. 40 years
traveling worldwide promoting his ancient Oral Living Lineage.
Master of Indian Classical, Folk,  Baul & Bollywood Music

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Mystic Yoga, Mystic India…. Mysticism in Life..

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Trishula Productions presents:
Baul Mystic Yoga & Qigong Synergy…The Puja of Love, Mystic Bhakti Tantric Yoga & Qigong…
Techniques for Empowerment, strength, health, happiness, balance and Love.
Manifesting your inner self and your outer world. A Sankalpa revolution strengthening focus and determination towards your personal dharma or your purpose of this unique incarnation. Baul Mystic Yoga includes a jyotish reading to aid you in self-knowledge.

I created this web sites  www.vedicgoddess.weebly.com  http://lineagebaul.blogspot.com/ along with this and other blogs to give unique articles about “mysticism,”  the “Lineage Bauls of Bengal”  Shakti-Sadhana, the Goddesses of India from my own experiences and the experiences of my “Mystic Baul & Bollywood music Composer husband Babukishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul” he is a poet, philosopher, world traveler, Mystic Baul from Bengal from an ancient oral living lineage that is thousands of years old. I say I go to Babukishan University because what I am learning from him is rare and unique as I am learning the stories that have never been told.  Babu is pretty much the only Baul living outside of India, he spent 12 years as a Vedic Monk  in the Ramakrishna order in Kolkata, is fluent in Sanskrit from the oral tradition and acedemically, he is a Master of Vedanta. Babu has been a cultural representative of India for more that 40 years traveling worldwide. He is a multi-talented Indian Master of  classical, folk, Baul and an Award winning Bollywood music composer. He is a Master of Fusion music and has played with the best of the West including Bob Dylan & The Band, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis and many more. For More info  on Babukishan see the links below..
http://lineagebaul.blogspot.com
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Baul Mystic Yoga is about being in the World but not of the World, having one foot firmly planted in the world and one foot firmly planted in heaven.

Baul Mystic Yoga and Qigong Synergy is mystic yoga and qigong for the western mind although I am married to an Indian I have a western mind with the unique opportunity of being exposed to the original authentic traditions. I have translated these traditions into easily digestible practices keeping as close to the original as possible. This is an experiential Yoga and Qigong for self-realization and empowerment, a recognition of the divine feminine and bringing together heaven and earth.

Coming soon we will be publishing our books listed on the ‘Product page’ along with my designs of clothing and unique Yoga Jewellery , this has been in the works for sometime and will be presented soon. I will be presenting  hand-made Baul instruments, all carefully crafted, tuned and empowered with mantra shakti.

A portion of everything sold will go to the ‘Non- profit, “Ektara Foundation” in support of the ‘Bhava Project (Baul Historical Ashram and Vedic Academy)  BHAVA  for the preservation of the Bauls of Bengal, including education, food and health care for the  Bauls in Bhirbum, Bengal, India.
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