Launch of Baul Premik 4th Edition
News Desk, News Nation 360 : Baul Premik Book Authored by Sanatan Das Baul (4th Edition), compiled and presented by Parvathy Baul, was launched in Kolkata in the August presence of Baul Masters, eminent scholars and authors. The special guests would share their reflections about the book
and its message. Some of them shared their cherished
memories of Sanatan Das Baul's life as a Baul Practitioner
and Master. Esteemed Guests who presented at the Baul Premik Book Launch Event were Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Anindya Chattopadhyay, Pracheta Gupta, Ajanta Roy Chowdhury, Damodar Goshai, Biswanath Das Baul, Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee, Roopa Ganguly Madan Goshal, Minakshi Mishra ICCR Director and others. The book "Baul Premik" is the result of Sanatan Baul Das Thakur's entire life of sadhana. This book is the first to introduce Baul Sadhana to the contemporary modem world, coming from a Baul Sadhak himself. It is a conversation between Baul and Premik. Premik puts his question forward and the Baul solves his query by explaining the verses based on his knowledge (Mahagyani Bhandar). As this conversation progresses, towards the end, Baul enters into deep sadhana tattva. That is why this book is different from any other explanatory book. Dialogues have been the mode of sharing profound mysteries of sadhana in several ancient and valuable scriptures. For example, the Nachiketa-Dharmaraja dialogue in Kathopanishad or Shiva-Parvati dialogue in Shiva Swarodaya. In some places, this book creates a dramatic exuberance. The book "Baul Premik' introduces them to the devotional life of the Baul saints. Many ideas about Baul Marga (Yoga and Bhakti) get clarified. Baul music and Sadhana are complementary- -one is not exclusive of the other. The spirit of Baul Sadhana attains its purest form in combining sadhana and music, as there is no Baul music without sadhana. Apart from this, the reader will get to know several songs composed by Baba. Some of the audio tracks sung by him have also been included in this book. Several pictures have been added for the reader to get a glimpse of his life.
Pic : Krishnendu Kundu
Report : Anustup Kundu