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Sahaja: in quest of the innate, an esoteric fusion in Bengali poetry through the Charya and the Baul songs
by Mukherjee, Prithwindra


 

ISBN: 9788193462126

Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi

Pub. Year: 2018

Pages, ills, maps etc.,
vi+184p., (5)illus., bib., ind., 22cm.

RS. 900.00 Hardcover

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Other books written / edited by: Mukherjee Prithwindra
Sahaja (sahajata) has been the contribution of Bengal on the 'heroic' path of Buddhist Tantra. Behind an apparently primitive poetry, enigmatic words belonging to a twilight gamut of codes reveal a 'forest of symbols'. Mostly composed earlier than the 9th century, the Charyapadas bear the signature of eminent Buddhist teachers like Saraha, Kanha, Luypada. There has been a possible interaction between the Sufi (Al-Halaj, for instance) and these early Masters. Almost a thousand years later, the tradition of Baul songs reveal, too, the sahaj which seems to be closer to the synthesis brought about by Shri Chaitanya and enriched by the fervent message of the Sufi, thanks to Kabir. Instead of shunning this world, the Bauls claim that even godheads wait for their turn to be born on this earth for the perfection of their quest.
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