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Mirror of the Sky: Songs of the Bauls of Bengal Deban Bhattacharya

Mirror of the Sky: Songs of the Bauls of Bengal

Deban Bhattacharya

Published June 1st 2015
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Kindle Edition
247 pages
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Throughout their 600 year history the Bauls of Bengal, India have kept no official scriptures. Their esoteric spiritual teachings on the use of breath, sex and devotion are encoded in the words of their songs/poems. The Baul believes that God in sMoreThroughout their 600 year history the Bauls of Bengal, India have kept no official scriptures. Their esoteric spiritual teachings on the use of breath, sex and devotion are encoded in the words of their songs/poems. The Baul believes that God in s not found in a heaven or afterlife, but in the present moment, alive in the body of the man or women who seeks the Truth. Their music, lyrics and accompanying dance reflect the passion, the love and the iconoclastic freedom of this remarkable sect of musicians and lovers of the Divine, affectionately know as Gods troubadours. The Mirror fo the Sky id a translation of 205 songs, including an extensive introduction to the history and faith of the Bauls, and the composition of their music.