Controversy surrounding Buddha Boy
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Abstaining oneself from worldly pleasure and indulging into meditation for such a longer period of time, where one’s mind and soul is purely devoted to peace and harmony as well as striving to achieve spiritual wisdom, Ram Bahadur Bomjon quite well live up to his promise in spreading peace. However, the irony is that since few years he has been in media but for all the wrong reasons.
In the year 2010, Ram Bahadur Bomjon aka Buddha Boy with his followers thrashed 17 local villagers of Bara District and held them captive nearly for 24 hours as they were accused of disturbing His meditation. Again in the year 2012, Bomjon held two women (35 year old Slovakian woman and another Nepali Woman) hostage for 3 months. They were accused by his followers for practicing witchcraft to disrupt Bomjon’s meditation. Later when the news were published in media regarding the hostages of two women, his followers set them free but threatened not to disclose anything to media or to people during their 3 months detention. However, the freed 44 year old Slovakian woman Zsuzsanna Takacs still admires Bomjon even she was held captive for 3 months. She expressed that she wanted to become nun and devote herself in Buddhism as there are no monasteries in her country.
The violence not only stop there but again with followers of Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh obstructed vehicular movement and clashed with local people of Bara district for not issuing Bomjan’s citizenship in the name of “Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh” which is against the law. However the members of the group managed to issue fake citizenship certificate but later it was cancelled after legal authority found out this incident. After this event, he held his 12 year old sister Ranjita as hostage after his mother Mayadevi did not allow him and his followers to hand out her citizenship card to them which was necessary to issue Bomjon’s citizenship and diplomatic passport. Following the incident, Bomjon’s mother sent her two sons to free their younger sister, but again the members of Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh detained both of the brothers. However all the three siblings were released later after the request from their mother Mayadevi.
All such terror and violence has not only led to tarnish the image of Buddhism but also raises the question of does Bomjon deserves to be called ”Buddha boy” and messenger of peace?
“But the world is submerged in its own selfish aim and nobody could keep the search of soul and the super soul in their heart. Today the world is in search of non violence and guidance in the form of kindness.”- These are some of the preaching of Bomjon but seems like one also needs to understand the simple fact that “Practice what you preach”.
Recent Updated Article of Ram Bahadur Bomjon “Buddha Boy” [ September 20th,2013 ]
Recent Updated Article of Ram Bahadur Bomjon “Buddha Boy”
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The above excerpt includes also the below text:
The rules of Nature can neither be changed nor be challenged and when it comes to Human’s physical form, it is deeply guided by the simple truth that no man can live without food and water. If we are to challenge this law to some extent and search the history then even superior being like Gautam Buddha succeeded to survive for 49 days without food and water under Bodhi tree in search for enlightenment.
Looks like history have once again repeated as Twenty two years old Ram Bahadur Bomjon born on April 10, 1990 in Ratnapuri village, Bara District of Nepal is believed to have undergone fasting for more than 6 months during the Year from 2005 to 2006.
Ram Bahadur Bomjon “Buddha Boy”
Among the 5 sons and 4 daughters, Bomjon was the third son born to Poor Farmers.His mother Mayadevi who also shares the similar name as that of Gautam Buddha’ Mother shares the Childhood memories of Bomjon as he was very peaceful and was fascinated seeing holy person in the streets. In fact, Bomjon was different from other children around his age as he barely spoke and spent most of the time alone meditating. From the age of five, he only ate what was left over and if there was none then he would stay hungry. He spent most of the time meditating, reading scriptures and worshiping the pipal tree as these seems to give him pleasure.
While at Home he asked his family members not to sacrifice animals and eat meat. He even refrain his family members from drinking alcohol. In 2005 He disappeared from his home but soon he was found meditating by the villagers. Everyone initially thought he had gone ill or insane and requested to go home. Even his mother was worried and asked him to come home but he kept his focus and continued his meditation. Once when his older brother touched Bomjon during meditation state, his body became hot as fire and turned red. He said to his older brother that “Please leave me or one of us shall die”. He further added “If anyone disturbs me or my things at midnight, I will have to meditate for 20 years, but if all goes well, I will meditate for 6 years.”
On November 6th, 2005 Bomjon was bitten by Snake but however he continued to meditate and was able to overcome the poison of snake. After this miraculous event, many villagers believed that he attained enlightment.In addition; On November 11th, 2005 Bright different ray of light seems to appear from Bomjon’s forehead while he was meditating.
Thousands of people all over the world believes that he is re-incarnation of Buddha and even have given him a title of “Buddha Boy” by his followers. In fact, coincidently his mother also shares the same name Mayadevias that of Gautam Buddha’s Mother. They also have quietly remarked that “such an incarnation as only occurs once in thousands of years”. However there has been no formal declaration by Buddhist authorities as whether he is re-incarnation of Buddha or not. In fact, Bomjon himself have said that not to call him Buddha as he doesn’t possess the energy of Buddha.
Meditating motionless and Fasting for such long period of time have really challenged the Human’s physical law and brought the attention of scientist, investigators and even Buddhist monks worldwide. People have tried to get closer look to Bomjon to study whether he really have endured to survive without eating and drinking for such longer period of time but the committee “Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh “who is in charge of looking after him for his protection have not allowed visitors to get any closer than 15 feet while he is meditating.
“The Boy with Divine powers” – Discovery News Channel
In January 2006, Crew from Discovery channel filmed Bomjon continuously for 96 hours day and night from a distance. The Crew wanted to find out whether he had been given food supplies secretly and whether he is just another hoax but to their surprise, during 96 hours of filming he not only abstained himself from eating any solid or liquid substance but even there was no any sign of physical dehydration or malfunction. After filming Bomjon, Discovery channel have telecasted 46 mins of documentary called “The Boy with Divine powers” based on Bomjon.
See The Documentary Below
Recent Images of Ram Bahadur Bomjon aka Buddha Boy
Ram Bahadur Bomjon (Buddha Boy ) moved to Sindhuli on June 15 from Talkhoriya of Bara district.Recent Images of Ram Bahadur Bomjon has been posted below:
Ram Bahadur Bomjon accompanied by Buddhist Monk during his religious visit in Sindhuli.
*Images extracted from ekantipur.com( Rajkumar Karki /eKantipur