Who is Ram Bahadur Bomjon “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”.

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Who is Ram Bahadur Bomjon “Buddha Boy”

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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.

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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.

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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

 

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Locals clash with Bamjan’s followers

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Sep 2, 2014-At least four people were injured when a clash erupted between locals and devotees of Ram Bahadur Bamjan, known as Buddha boy, at Halkhoriya on Tuesday. The clash flared up when around 100 locals intervened to rescue two others who were held captive by Bamjan’s followers since Monday.

According to local resident Jagjiban Kumar, the two sides clashed after Bamjan hit the locals with a stick. He said that the two captives were, however, released later. Uttim Guro and Sonam Kumar, both of Nijgad Municipality-11, along with their friends were said to be on their way back from work in India when they were captured.

The incident came to light after the duo’s friends informed the locals about what happened, after fleeing the incident. The injured, Bamjan’s followers Rup Bahadur Thing, Samir Gurung, Nagraj, and Rakesh Guro,have sustained injuries to the heads and bodies.

According to Police, who reached the site after being informed, said that Bamjan told them that he directed his followers to take Uttim and Sonam under control after ‘they under the influence of alcohol shouted offensive slurs’. Inspector Kailash Rai said that they will start investigating the matter.

Bamjan has been living in the forest at Halakhoriya for the past two months.

Published: 03-09-2014 09:23

Nepal police rescue Slovak woman from followers of Buddha boy

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“What happens when religion goes wrong? Kidnapping, or something similar, allege the Nepalese police. Police official K.P. Sharma told the Associated Press that Nepal’s cops rescued a 35-year-old Slovak woman from followers of a young man whose supporters have claimed to be the reincarnation of Buddha for the past several years. (All is, indeed, suffering).”

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Nepal police rescue Slovak woman from followers of Buddha boy

Nepalese Buddhists monks pray outside the Mayadevi (Buddha’s mother) temple, birth place of Lord Buddha, Lumbini 400 kms (250 miles) south west of Kathmandu on January 4, 2011.Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini.PRAKASH MATHEMAAFP/Getty Images

What happens when religion goes wrong? Kidnapping, or something similar, allege the Nepalese police.

Police official K.P. Sharma told the Associated Press that Nepal’s cops rescued a 35-year-old Slovak woman from followers of a young man whose supporters have claimed to be the reincarnation of Buddha for the past several years. (All is, indeed, suffering).

Sharma said the woman was held in a forest of southern Nepal where Ram Bahadur Bamjan has been meditating for seven years, AP said. The woman, identified only as Marichi, had been visiting Bamjan for the past year but was reported to be held captive for the past two months.

No information was provided about the motivation behind the alleged crime, and all that the police officer said regarding the psychological state of the woman was that she appeared to be scared.

Bamjan created a media sensation around 2005, when he supposedly meditated under a tree for months on end and then suddenly disappeared.

Since then, Bamjan, who has instructed people not to call him the reincarnation of Buddha, has appeared and reappeared, preaching and meditating, all over the tiny Himalayan republic.

VDC Secy who faked Bamjan’s fake birth certificate held

The Himalayan Times artcile written by Diwakar Bhandari June 14m 2012 (already deleted from THT).

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Nepal’s Boy Buddha frees Slovak hostage

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Ram bahadur bomjon – clash with locals

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At least four people were injured when a clash erupted between locals and devotees of Ram Bahadur Bamjan, known as Buddha boy, at Halkhoriya on Tuesday. The clash flared up when around 100 locals intervened to rescue two others who were held captive by Bamjan’s followers since Monday.

According to local resident Jagjiban Kumar, the two sides clashed after Bamjan hit the locals with a stick. He said that the two captives were, however, released later. Uttim Guro and Sonam Kumar, both of Nijgad Municipality-11, along with their friends were said to be on their way back from work in India when they were captured.

The incident came to light after the duo’s friends informed the locals about what happened, after fleeing the incident. The injured, Bamjan’s followers Rup Bahadur Thing, Samir Gurung, Nagraj, and Rakesh Guro,have sustained injuries to the heads and bodies.

According to Police, who reached the site after being informed, said that Bamjan told them that he directed his followers to take Uttim and Sonam under control after ‘they under the influence of alcohol shouted offensive slurs’. Inspector Kailash Rai said that they will start investigating the matter.

Bamjan has been living in the forest at Halakhoriya for the past two months.

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Bamjan left retreat after unfavourable circumstances

This snapshot’s source is not known, possibly from Ekantipur/Kathmandu Post. It is difficult to find out, as both of them deleted all their controversial articles about Bomjon from the past, and closed down their Archives to the public… Please help me to identify this article. Thank you!

(Kathmandu Post uses the wording “Halakhoriya” instead of Halkhoriya, thus my suggestion that it was their article).

awkward situation created against him haha