Sahaja: In Quest Of The Innate, An Esoteric Fusion In Bengali Poetry Through the Charya and the Baul Songs

By: Prithwindra Mukherjee

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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. PRINTED PAGES: 184.

Title: Sahaja: In Quest Of The Innate, An Esoteric Fusion In Bengali Poetry Through the Charya and the Baul Songs

Author Name: Prithwindra Mukherjee

Categories: India, Language and Literature,

Publisher: New Delhi, Aditya Prakashan: 2018

ISBN: 8193462122

ISBN 13: 9788193462126

Binding: Hardcover

Seller ID: 900665

Keywords: Sahaja: In Quest Of The Innate, An Esoteric Fusion In Bengali Poetry Through the Charya and the Baul Songs Prithwindra Mukherjee