Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Ram Bahadur Bomjon
Deep in the forests of Southern Nepal, lives a young man called Ram Bahadur Bomjon, a Buddhist adept who for the last six years, since he was 11 years old, has been meditating.
He is rarely seen and indeed a police investigation was undertaken after he disappeared on one of his forays into the jungle.
At one time he sat for ten months under a tree without taking food or water!
Now modern science would dismiss these claims as being impossible, however film crews and journalists who have visited him, talk of lengthy periods when he did not partake of food or drink.
Whilst in a state of meditation, he has in essence left his body, leaving barely a trace of vital signs.
Some of his followers believe that he is the re-incarnation of the Lord Buddha, however most say that this cannot be so, since the Buddha achieved Nirvanha, a state of enlightenment where re-incarnation is no longer necessary.
Still others believe he is Maitreya Bodhisattva, the predicted successor to the Lord Buddha.
Bomjon, as he is known, says he is meditating for the World, to save us from anger, greed and violence.
Will a seventeen year old lad from Nepal be able to save us from ourselves?
He says he has a further six years of meditation ahead of him, to complete his work.
We can only live in hope that he succeeds!