Babu was touring all over India with Baba and this was to be Omkarnathji's last tour of India as he left his body not long after this Photo was taken.
Babu say's Sita Ram Das was very intelligent and intellectual he knew him all of his life. When he was little he used to sit on his knee all the time and would say I think I am to heavy for you and it became the joke.
When Babu's father Purna Chandra Das Baul was a child "now 87 years old" it was Sitaram Das Omkarnath that suggested he sing on the trains to make money as a famine was going on. Purnaji was the eldest son. Nabani a householder and a wandering Sadhu was not always there and Purna being the eldest had to help support the family.
Purna Das Baul led the Kirtan for Sitaram Das Omkarnath for a couple of years until Nabani realized and dragged him away, Nabani wanted his son to follow the Baul path.
Nabani Das Baul and Sitaram Das were great friends, but Nabani was always an invisible mystic wandering Sadhu.
Babu Kishan is more like his Grandfather and Guru Nabani Das Baul and follows the same path, he likes to be the invisible Mystic, that is why he does not show up or disappears, no one can catch him.
Much history that has never been heard of before, never understood before, you can not put anything about Yoga, Tantra or India Philosophy in a neat and tidy box, a one book box, it is paradoxical, especially Baul.
Omkarnath always encouraged Anandmayi Ma to be a Guru. He would send all of his women devotee's to Anandamayi Ma because he was more comfortable around men. He wanted her to teach all of the women.
Sitaram Das Omkarnath was the person who brought Anadamayi Ma to the limelight, because in India in those days it was almost impossible for a women to come forward.
In the Sitaramdas Omkarnath ashrams I have been in there is always a picture of Omkarnath on one side and a picture of Anandmayi Ma on the other.
Many people do not know this but Babukishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul knew both of these Guru's well and Sitaram Das Omkarnath told him one day that he did not like to meet with women, he preferred to be with men so he told all the women to go to Anandamayi Ma, he encouraged Anandamayi Ma as it was not easy for women to be Guru's in those days, (not that he did not like women but he was a serious Sadhu and they just did sadhana with the other Sadhu's)
Babu's grandfather was one of those serious Sadhu's even though he had a family he would disappear for years and wander through India, Nepal, Tibet doing sadhana with other Sadhus, Yogis and Tantric's.
Sing the Name.
Today you are alive, but you will not be alive forever.
A day will come when your senses will cease to function and life will leave corporeal frame, and the mortal remains will be either devoured by jackals or burnt to ashes.
If you do not obtain the means of support for the journey, then you are doomed.
From this moment - sing the Name, let your whole system utter the words 'Rama Rama' and 'Hari Hari'.
This is the best means of leading you to the right path of life. Your wealth, your wife and children will not go with you.
While there is still time, sing the Name and obtain what is most worth your while in life.
Don't follow too many paths to the higher life, better stick to one - the singing of the Name - this will be the best of your attainments.
You need not be proficient in all the scriptures".
Sri Sri Omkar Nath Ji
Sitaramdas Omkarnath was a close associate of Nabani Das Baul and as one of Purna D Baul Guru's he suggested to Purna as a child to sing on the trains in India before this no Baul ever sang on the trains in India.
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