My inclination towards business has always been the highest,beside studying International Marketing and Trade Sometimes makes me feel that can “Maslows Theory of Motivation Applicable for me as well!!!!!🤔🤨
Well the higest level of need in Maslows hierarchy talks about “Self Actualization” predominantly means to reaching the highest level of ones potential–the drive to self actualisation!!!
Also the famous Bollywood Sufi song,”kun faya kun” Arabic Word which means “to be” or “to exist” all relates to the eternal self or ones divine truth!!!
If one reaches discovers ones innates Truth?Dont you think the Supreme eternal power lies within oneself?
In retrospect in my mind thought of the days when i used to listen to Baul …….
The Bengali Baul or Bengali Sufism or Bengali Folk follows the same dictum is also considered as a medium of reaching to ones hidden supreme self. The famous poet Lalan Fakir(লালন ফকির) in his very famous poem and also the most famous baul saints of ages “Amar Barir Kache Arshinagar” which predominantly talks about that “God lies within us and not outside”therefore discovering ones supreme self or divine truth nears us to the Supreme Power on this planet.
In my recent virtual meet, a general conversation dated 10.9.2020, with of my close associate ‘My Teacher ‘ ;’Mi Maestro ; ‘আমার গুরু‘। World Famous Baul Singer “Mr Anondo Gopal Das” from live Shantiniketan,taught me the top life lessons-
Well path towards the search of my answer….
IDEOLOGY and ABOUT: The Baul are a group of mystic minstrels of mixed elements of Sufism and Vaishnavism from Bengal Region,comprising Bangladesh and Indian State of West Bengal and Tripura and Barak Valley.Inspired by Swami Vivekananda (The world Spiritual Leader at Chicago )(just one reference) and Ramkrishna Paramhansha.Bauls considered both syncretic religious sect and a musical tradition.Bauls are very heterogeneous groups with many sects but their membership mainly constitute of Vaishnava and Hindus and Sufi Muslims.Of identified by their distinctive clothes and musical instruments.
-Art of loving my solitude more👧
-helped me to add more spark to my will power 🙅♀️💪
-embrace more optimism😊🧚♀️👍– #Baul #inspired #Art of love #philantrophy #Joy Guru(humanity stands first)…..
About ‘My Guru’–
Birth:1960 12 March Bordhoman or Burdwan District,Ayodhya Village West Bengal.Came to Tagores Place or Shantiniketan at 9 years old.He was born in the family of Saints or Baul Family.
Education: He studied till class 4 standard in the ashrams and learnt the craft from his grandmother.
Age: 60 years
Career:He first ventured to Germany at the age of 18 under the project of Carrine Merongee in the year 1982 after that Sweden 1990 then Norway Denmark, America, Italy 1992 Belgium 1995 ,France, 1996 Belgium and Recently 2019 again in France and Lithuania pre pandemic.
The the songs preached by my guru helps him the overcome the hardships and trials and tribulation of his life.He says how it was difficult for them to survive in the initial stages of their life where the support from the government and people were minimalistic and being a saint and messengers of god they have to eradicate the basic pleasures of life which a common man enjoys….Through the lyrics of Baul they uplifted their morale and learnt the art of survival from a very tender age.
Instrument Description: Ektara it is the one stringed musical instrument used in the traditional music.The ektara is a drone lute consisting of a gourd resonator covered with skin through which a bamboo neck is inserted and Dotara means two string.
Besides the lesson of motivations he also preached about the ‘ Sheer Art of love’ or ‘Love in the Highest Form’- under the realm of Baul – love is very Aesthetic and Pure .He sighted examples of love of Radha krishna❤💗💟 from the Indian Mythology which deliberately deals with the sanctity of love which is righteous connecting the souls without connecting the bodies.
Lastly I was fortunate enough to discover that my domain name is also inspired by baul বাউল “ekla bolo re and “ekla cholo re”beside being Rabindranath Tagores creation.In fact some of the songs of Tagores রবীন্দ্রসঙ্গীত is popularly inspired from Baul ideology and thinkers like Purnodas Baul ,Lalan Fakir and Noboni Das Baul.
Some more amalgamations and westernisation to these art…
Moner Manush https://youtu.be/SIUr07iwSIw 2010 India Bangladesh joint venture Bengali Biographical musical drama film based on the life and philosophy of Lalon Fakir.