An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Buddha Boy?

The kid has been fasting now for 6 months…. has probably been bitten by snake.. and has been sitting under this pipal tree for 6 months now! Is he for real? A blog post at Intentblog by Mallika Chopra is discussing this story too!

Thousands of pilgrims are pouring into the dense jungle of southern Nepal to worship a 15-year-old boy who has been hailed as a new Buddha.

Devotees claim that Ram Bomjon, who is silently meditating beneath a tree, has not eaten or drunk anything since he sat down at his chosen spot six months ago.

Witnesses say they have seen light emanating from the teenager’s forehead.

“It looks a bit like when you shine a torch through your hand,” said Tek Bahadur Lama, a member of the committee responsible for dealing with the growing number of visitors from India and elsewhere in Nepal.

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