Buddha Boy of Nepal
Ram Bahadur Bomjon (born on 9 April 1990, sometimes Bomjan, Banjan, or Bamjan), also known as
Palden Dorje (his official Buddhist name), is from Ratanapuri village, Bara district, Nepal and is
believed to be the reincarnation of Buddha by his supporters.
He himself said to his supporters:
“Tell the people not to call me a Buddha. I don’t have the Buddha’s energy.
I am at the level of rinpoche.” (Rinpoche=Teacher)
A film crew was able to film Ram continuously for 96 hours, day and night, during which time he did
not drink any fluids or eat any food. According to scientists on the documentary, an average
person would be expected to die from kidney failure after 4 days without drinking any fluids.
The boy showed no signs of classical physical deterioration caused by dehydration.
At a close inspection conducted by the filming crew around the tree where Ram was sitting,
no hidden water pipes or food stashes were found.
In the next pictures from him he is older.
He start his meditation when he was 15 years old.
Right now he is 18 years.
He hopes to reach buddhahood in 6 years time.
That means he has 3 more years to go.
On 2 August 2007 Bomjon addressed a large crowd in Hallori jungle in Bara district of southern Nepal.
The Namo Buddha Tapoban Committee, which is devoted to looking after Bomjon,
assembled the meeting.
A notice about the boy’s first-ever preaching was broadcast by a local FM radio station, and the
committee also invited people by telephone.
Around three thousand people gathered to listen to Bomjon’s address.
A video of the event has also surfaced.
You can see the video here:
His speech was as follows: (Translation Nepali –> English)
“The only way we can save this nation is through spirituality”.
“Murder, violence, greed, anger and temptation have made the human world a desperate place.
A terrible storm has descended upon the human world, and this is carrying
the world towards destruction.
There is only one way to save the world and that is through dharma.
(dharma means “one’s righteous duty or any virtuous path”
When one doesn’t walk the righteous path of spiritual practice, this desperate world will surely
be destroyed. Therefore, follow the path of spirituality and spread this message to your fellows.
Never put obstacles, anger and disbelief in the way of my meditation’s mission.
I am only showing you the way; you must seek it on your own.
What I will be, what I will do, the coming days will reveal.
Human salvation, the salvation of all living beings, and peace in the world are my goal
and my path. “Namo Buddha sangaya, Namo Buddha sangaya, namo sangaya.”
I am contemplating on the release of this chaotic world from the ocean of emotion,
on our detachment from anger and temptation, without straying from the path for even
a moment, I am renouncing my own attachment to my life and my home forever,
I am working to save all living beings.
But in this undisciplined world, my life’s practice is reduced to mere entertainment.
The practice and devotion of many Buddhas is directed at the world’s betterment
and happiness. It is essential but very difficult to understand that practice and devotion.
But though it is easy to lead this ignorant existence, human beings don’t understand
that one day we must leave this uncertain world and go with the Lord of Death.
Our long attachments with friends and family will dissolve into nothingness.
We have to leave behind the wealth and property we have accumulated.
What’s the use of my happiness, when those who have loved me from the beginning,
my mother, father, brothers, relatives are all unhappy.
Therefore, to rescue all sentient beings, I have to be Buddha-mind, and emerge from
my underground cave to do vajra meditation.
To do this I have to realize the right path and knowledge, so do not disturb my practice.
My practice detaches me from my body, my soul and this existence.
In this situation there will be 72 goddess Kalis.
Different gods will be present, along with the sounds of thunder and of “tangur”,
and all the celestial gods and goddesses will be doing puja (worship).
So until I have sent a message, do not come here, and please explain this to others.
Spread spiritual knowledge and spiritual messages throughout the world.
Spread the message of world peace to all. Seek a righteous path and wisdom will be yours.”