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JIM COOK2/27/2006[73] COMMENTS

For some months now, J. Clifford has been writing on the phenomenon of Ram Bahadur Bomjon, also known simply as Ram Bomjon in the news (links: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5). To recap, Ram Bomjon is a 16-year-old boy born and living in the village of Ratnapur who allegedly is in the process of transforming into the next incarnation of the Buddha. It has been claimed that the so-called “Buddha Boy” has been sitting under a pipal tree in uninterrupted meditation since May of 2005. According to the set of people who surround and control access to Ram Bomjon, he asserted just before sitting down that he was entering into a six-year meditative state in order to attain enlightenment, a la the original Buddha Siddhartha Gautama. According to the same set of people who surround and control access to Bomjon, he:

  • has not stirred from his meditation since May 2005,
  • has had nothing to eat since May 2005,
  • has continued meditating even after being bitten by a snake,
  • and has caused two mute people in proximity to him to begin to speak.

Is this true? To date, it has been impossible to say, since those surrounding Ram Bomjon refuse to permit access to him, suspiciously shrouding him from sight at regular intervals. The committee in control of Bomjon say that any close approach or physical contact will disrupt his meditation (although a snake bite apparently could not). In the meantime, photographs clearly show that Ram Bomjon has moved.

And now, more news has leaked out, thanks to Kantipur, the Nepalese news agency. The first piece of news is that the committee controlling access to Ram Bomjon has liberalized their conditions of access to the boy Buddha: although they once did not let anyone come closer than 50 meters (164 feet) away from Buddha, they have since decided that in order to verify that Ram Bomjon is alive, visitors may now come as close to him as… 25 meters! That’s 82 feet, folks. What’s more, visitors may only remain at the 82-foot distance for thirty seconds. Is standing 82 feet away from a person for thirty seconds sufficient to know what’s really going on with that person?

Second, there have been increasing calls for investigation and empirical confirmation that Ram Bomjon has really been living since May 2005 without eating, drinking or moving. In response, the committee controlling access to Ram Bomjon has made a great deal of inviting two scientific teams to observe Ram Bomjon. The first team was allowed to stand within 16 feet of Ram Bomjon for thirty minutes. They saw that he was breathing and moved his eyelashes, but were unable to gather any other information because of the restrictions placed upon them. Team members reported that “He needs to be thoroughly examined” and “Just by examining the glucose level in his blood, it can be easily found out whether he has eaten or not.” These requests were denied. The second team was sent to the site with similar restrictions, and so was unable to complete a report.

Third, a team of seven Buddhist monks has been sent from the Pharping Monastery to observe Ram Bomjon, also from a distance. Their conclusion? Meditation in Buddhism is unextraordinary, there is not currently reason to conclude that Bomjon is the new Buddha, and “his body must be scientifically examined to know whether he has eaten or not.”

Fourth, security officials report that a large majority of income derived from the selling of Ram Bomjon CDs, t-shirts, and photographs at the site go to Maoist rebels in need of funds.

Let’s review:

  • A group of people claim that a boy has entered into a meditative state in which he has not had anything to eat or drink and has not moved since May of 2005.
  • They’re calling him the Boy Buddha.
  • This same group won’t let visitors within 82 feet of Bomjon, and only then for thirty seconds.
  • This same group has regularly used barriers to remove Bomjon from sight.
  • Special investigative teams weren’t allowed to physically examine Bomjon.
  • Those teams say they cannot verify the Ram Bomjon claims.
  • Buddhist authorities themselves say it’s not approporiate to refer to Bomjon as a new Buddha.
  • It appears proceeds from Ram Bomjon sales are going to Maoist rebels.

The Ram Bomjon phenomenon has been referred to by many people as a great mystery. I agree, but perhaps not in the manner they intend. To me, the mystery is not how a boy manages to survive nine months without eating, drinking or moving. To me, the mystery is why people are proving so eager to believe that this is the case when there is no affirmative evidence beyond the claims themselves to support these claims. To me, the mystery is why a committee would refuse to allow multiple teams to test those claims. To me, the mystery is why people aren’t more skeptical about the monetary interests of the people who are in control of access to this “Buddha Boy.” To me, the mystery is why people aren’t paying much attention to the respected Buddhist monks who say there’s no reason to think Ram Bomjon is a Buddha.

I don’t know what the resolution to this mystery is. I do, however, have a suspicion that this matter is much more about the desire of needy people to believe something special than it is about the digestive, meditative and exercise habits of a 16-year-old boy named Ram Bomjon.

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  1. Dom says:12/31/2006 at 11:14 pmno more comments from me after this and i wont be checking here, so don’t bother replying to me. I can see, Jim, that you are clearly a very ignorant person. If there is any hope for you, then I hope that hope will guide you to a place free of ignorance. Your life is obviously very shallow too, with no meaning.This may sound defensive, but it is not, I assure you, I am only pointing some things out ;] byebtw, i just want to say this generally and not to anyone specifically…many religious people get caught up in so much bullshit, they think they know what truth is or what God is, but they have no clue. The word “God” might aswell not exist because its meaning has become so distorted, and dangerous. It’s really lame when people just accept beliefs just because their family believed in them and brought them up to do the same. Science is good (although limited to the senses right now…except quantum physics). Blind faith is not. Figure things out, people. If you observe and analyse yourself and life, you will realise that God does exist. Not some dude that sits up in a throne in the heavens, but God in reality is everything. Quantum physics says it is a field of energy and information, in a void of energy of information. They say that field is consciously intelligent because it created itself. That is what some people call God. But whatever you call it, it doesn’t matter.Excuse the lecture, I know it has nothing to do directly with the Ram BomJon thing, but I wanted to write that anyway, and i dont care what any1 says because im not coming back here, so bye.Reply
  2. Jim says:12/31/2006 at 11:47 pmThe rhetorical tactic is called reductio ad absurdum.You know, Dom, if you are 17 as you say:You’ll encounter lots of people who will try the same thing in college. There will be a heated, earnest and intense discussion among people about some social, religious, or political subject. Then someone will join the conversation and say, “Well, I’m offended by the whole tenor of this discussion. I think we ALL KNOW why some people are saying what they’re saying here…. I’m just hurt, and I can’t be a part of this discussion anymore with the hateful comments going on…” and then they’ll give a knowing glare and leave the room, leaving everybody to guess and reconstruct what might have caused such dramatic offense.It’s a passive-aggressive tactic — meaning a way for someone to intuit something without having to prove it, a way for someone to place wild card asterisks where an argument would be, a way for someone to look knowing without demonstrating knowing, and finally a way for someone to ask to be emotionally taken care of.That’s what you just did. Maybe it passes muster in high school. Maybe it will pass muster in your college dorm room conversation. But you should know that it doesn’t pass muster in grown-up conversation. Don’t just drop off a few comments about how you’re so offended and nobody can live up to your standards, and by the way you’re moving on now. Stick around and have the courage to join a conversation in which what you say is actually challenged as much as you challenge what others say.If you are up for it, describe the ignorance and shallowness you see in me — specifically. Do you mean that I don’t see the world the way you do? Or do you mean something else? Use your desire to question to tell us specifically what you saw — and didn’t see — in the video. Look up the experience of other people who end up doing something for 36 hours straight, and see what is possible in human experience. Then consider the months Ram Bomjon was said by his handlers to have remained in the same position without eating or drinking, and talk about the possibilities in the same terms — or explain why different terms are necessary, in an explicit and specific way.Engage other people. Define the words you use. Sharpen your argument. That’s how we all learn and grow.Reply
  3. Alan says:1/1/2007 at 2:32 amFirst of all Jim, I know reductio ad absurdum is your favorite rhetorical device (google the wikipedia article, Dom, for an overview of types of arguments) but Jim, whatever point you are trying to make about the 30 cigarettes and the anti-christ has not been made. I didn’t follow your point at all. Perhaps I need a drink on New Year’s Eve after all.It’s a pretty good point Dom made that Bomjon sat for 36 hours straight with a camera on him. That doesn’t sound like some sort of prank. It sounds to me like a sincere religious thing. But your point, Jim, about Bomjon being without food for months at a time and still being alive makes me think something about Bomjon’s handlers is not on the up and up. When you get right down to it, what can you now about anyone’s motives. Who can read minds? All you can know is what they say and what they do.No, Dom I don’t think Jim is either shallow or ignorant or has a meaningless life. I do think he is not good at recognizing spiritual values, or at charting his own spiritual territory. Also sometimes he likes to pick an arbitrary position to argue from just to make the other person think or to see what they will say.I like the way you merge the definition of god with quantum physics. It’s the closest I have come to understanding god so far. If you are saying what I think you are saying, then you, Jim, me and others are all part of an information and awareness grid that is god.Reply
  4. Dom says:1/1/2007 at 7:44 amHello Jim,I respect what you are saying, and I would like to state a few points in reply to your post. As I said there was no need to reply, but whether you reply this next time or not doesn’t bother me because I won’t be here.First off, I would like to say I am not argueing. Argueing is not something I am interested in – I would rather get on with life.You were saying about human potential. Well from my own experience I know about human potential, and the great achievements that are possible for man. Why? Well, I practice guitar 5 – 12 hours a day, and the results seem to be paying off.Your point about “passive-agressive tactic” does not apply to me. I need not go into the reasons why, but that was not my frame of mind, and I am not interested in whether you believe that or not, but I am just going to say that is the honest truth.I can and do emotionally take care of my self.I was not offended, and I have no standards for people to meet.I go to college and I do not encounter these things as you say I will. I am only studying music anyhow.I shall not be sticking around, because I have to get on with things. This is not a matter of courage.I am not up for those things you were stating, because I should be going now.I like to be honest about things, and I would like to say that one of the reason’s I’m here is an egotistical one. Even me writing this post now is me being egotistical. I’m trying to defend what you were saying in a sense, but also because, to me, what I am saying is the truth. I will use this information to try and improve myself for the better. Jim, why are you here? and why is everyone else who is here, here? You may say you are here to discuss RamBomjon, but go beyond that, and really try to understand why you are here. Most arguements are an ego-scene. I think we should stop playing mind games.I hope everyone has a happy new year.
    Thank you.
    Dom.Reply
  5. Jim says:1/1/2007 at 7:58 amAny number of people can sit for 36 hours straight with a camera on them, especially from a distance, as these cameras were, and without a physical inspection of Bomjon, which was also missing. That’s a nice parlor trick, but it doesn’t establish anything about Bomjon’s super-special spiritual status.My point was to show the weakness in the next standard that Dom set out: hey, you try it! I know I can’t do it! If you can’t do it, then Bomjon must be some super-special spiritual guy. Well, I can say the same about cigarettes, then, can’t I?Reply
  6. Jim says:1/1/2007 at 8:04 amI’m here because I write for this blog. I write this blog because I like to share my thoughts, read others’ thoughts, and engage in argument — not in the sense of yer mom yelling at you to take yer shoes off the coffee table, but to set up standards, bring knowledge to the table, and sharpen both through interaction. I write this blog because there are things going on in this world that I think other people may want to know about. I write this blog because I think that politics is too important to be left to the politicians, religion is too important to be controlled by the mullahs and bishops, knowledge is too important to be left to the academics, and generally any life activity of ours is too important to be left up to the controlling institutions that try to massage us into a place comfortable for them.Reply
  7. Alan says:1/1/2007 at 11:52 amThe point of meditating is not that it is physically grueling, as practicing music for 12 hours at a time or smoking 30 cigarettes would be physically grueling.If you remember, at one point the original Buddha lived in the forest with monks who physically deprived themselves. He also spent the first part of his life in luxury, since he was born a prince. Neither way–physical overabundance or physical deprivation–was the path to enlightenment, he decided. The string that is not stretched tight enough does not play music. The string that is stretched too tight breaks. Buddha’s way is the Middle Path.The point of meditating is to reach some sort of inner spiritual experience of detachment from the world, as a preparation for death and rebirth. As I recall, there are also measurable physical effects like decreased heart rate. We can only see that Bomjon was sitting still at certain times when the public was permitted to see him. We can’t see his inner experience. We can’t know if this is really preparing him for death and rebirth.What’s wrong with doing something egotistical? If the purpose of your life is to promote someone else’s life, then what is the purpose of their life?I read this blog to stay informed about politics, especially before visiting my conservative relatives, and secondarily to be entertained. I also try to defend spirituality in general from a maintream protestant point of view without defending the stupid things people do in the name of religion. I love Arabs and am often frustrated by them.If a politician somewhere does something stupid or crooked, you can bet Jim or someone else here will write about it. If someone like Mel Gibson uses profanity or an ethnic slur, they will tell you exactly what he said, instead of beating around the bush. They also track voting records for members of congress and publish a scorecard for each. You can find a link to it somewhere on their front page, so you can see how your elected officials are representing you.Reply
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  9. Jean says:4/9/2007 at 4:11 amI wonder if a more appropriate title might turn out to be: “The Boy with the Divinely, (Discreetly Concealed) I.V. Feeding Tube”….HMMMM?Does anyone here remember the old Fakir’s “hidden jointed stick platform” levitation trick? If they can hide a support crutch apparatus behind a linen cloth so cleverly, to make it appear that a trickster can suspend himself in mid-air, (or a breathing tube, similarly buried and run into a “buried alive yogi’s” coffin), then what are the odds that an intravenous feeding/hydration tube could be similarly cleverly concealed in a tree trunk, or underground, and run into a vein somewhere in the boy’s body, such as into a hip, leg, etc.?I’ve seen some pretty clever deceptions in my time, so…Reply
  10. paul says:7/7/2007 at 6:41 pmThere’s 2 groups of people here. Those more interested in whether he eats or not. The other having a suspicion or some even knowing that he is on his journey to attain god.I hope one day he emerges as a great spiritual teacher.We should let him do what he has to do and if thats to be a spiritual teacher, then good. If it’s not then we will have to wait for another.I’ve been told that spiritual guidance is given whenever a person is ready.So now we must wait.Reply
  11. Quinton Flynn says:7/16/2007 at 11:23 ami beleive he should be tested then we can sewe if he is lying or this is real stuff this is the only way i’ll beleive i mean lights coming from his head is sign of a very spiritual person, cathcing on fire is simply amazing, when he is tested then we can all be put to rest seeing if he is really a holy indiviual and change all our releigions but if not well what can i say!!Reply
  12. Sylph says:7/15/2008 at 1:30 pmThe boy does not claim to be Buddha and I am not even sure if he is claiming not to be eating or drinking. He interests me for after meditation under a wise old tree for many years he may indeed become enlightened by God and have something valuable to preach to us.
    I can see why he wants to leave home – his family have created a circus ring around their son and are taking money for the freak show.
    After spending a couple more years under a wise old tree I hope God enlightens him – the first people he needs to preach to are … his own family. When your child tells you they want some space – don’t follow them around and set up a camp next to them. When your child tells you they have an important message to tell people in the future – that is enough to be happy with – you don’t have to tell everyone he bursts into flames and doesn’t eat or drink for extra attention. And finally, when a child has a talent – don’t cash in on it for your own selfish means!!!!!Reply
  13. usha says:8/20/2008 at 2:22 amThe question often arises if the meditation of Ram Bahadur Bomjon is true or not, but the answer is simple “curious media” and not “curious public” it may sound strange but what curious public of Nepal would have done if there were no media was talk about it to friends and family….but look at it media is making it a movie,a news. I don’t think there were any need for all these things. There are many poor people who do not eat for longer time. I think let “Dorje” do what he think is good for him as an independent citizen and not make a story out of it. If he is next Buddha then even Lord Buddha can’t stop him to gain Buddha hood.
    It is all believe and so may it be…….Reply
  14. Mark says:11/12/2008 at 8:01 pmInteresting posts from the rationalists and spiritualists on here! I suggest those who seek a little more illumination on the very real relationship between science and spirituality read ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’. You may find Yogonanda’s discussions on this topic particularly interesting.However, the modern science as we currently see it (which ultimately requires physical and circumstantial evidence of a phenomenon) is limited by its very nature to urravel the mysteries of what happens during spiritual practice, kudalini yoga, samadhi and other practices. As has already been suggested, one could at best take an ifrared image of Ram Bahadur Bomjon. However, if he had attained cosmic conciousness or another elevated state I doubt you would get any image. Physical objective evidence of an etheral subjective experience is beyond any ‘technology’ I belive we posess.I think empirical investigation is limited but the basis upon which it is founded (objective justification). Hopoing to gain such proof of Ram Bahadur Bomjon’s state is futile at best. Subjectively, I think the message he delivered in 2007 was as meaningful, eloquent and heartfelt as any other similar message I have heard from the great teachers like Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar, Paramahansa Yogonanda and countless others. To that end I believe he must be an enlighted individual. Whether he ‘is’ Buddha, I do not know. He has refuted that too…I personally look forward to seeing the culmination of his meditation and what it will bring to the table of spirituality. I am sure that it will be nothing but good.This is a fellow being making his own spiritual journey through evolution, whether some believe it or not. Why must humanity cast a spotlight on such an individual, give label’s which he has refuted, and exploit his obvious spiritual determination for financial gain (the family)? Ultimately, whatever he has come here to achieve has not yet manifest – we should therefore at least give him the peace that he requests. If nothing it shows the irreverance modern society has for spiritaul pursuits of this nature.If you require proof etc, then just walk away! Nothing will be gained to you from trying to disprove a person who delivers a message of hope and spiritual potential.Reply
  15. Eric says:11/13/2008 at 9:54 amHey Mark, funny that you just posted that today. I found out about Ram Bahadur just today and it seems pretty real to me. Watch the Discovery Channel special on Youtube. I also just bought “autobiography of a yogi” randomly last week because I thought the guy on the cover looked cool. it was just $3, so I picked it up and started reading it. Will read the rest of it too i guess.Reply
  16. Mark says:11/13/2008 at 4:10 pmGood one Eric….that book will become a treasure to you. I will be reading it for a seccond time in the near future, I think it takes a second read to really digest some of the higher metaphysical wisdom contained within its pages. Take it slow and enjoy! Such a small price to pay for what I consider to be truth.I will watch the You Tube video as well, thanks for that suggestion!Reply
  17. tonyL says:11/14/2008 at 3:01 pmif you are out there in a jungle the most digusting thing you face is probably insects bites esp. mosquitoes etc.the boy just sat there – courtesy of discovery channel video – without ever moving not that completely is just amazing.unfortunately for your nit picking about “slight movements” otherwise your article is ok.like some your commentors said, the ultimate goal of his is to gain enlightenment and other than that nothing else is important and we shall see dont we what he shall be doing when time comes.from his speech he seems pretty credible.Reply
  18. Suman says:11/20/2008 at 7:19 amHe is doing meditation just for himself, not for others. As he suggested we have to seek ourselves. The best thing for now is not to bother him and let him seek his goal which is self realization. One day if he achieve enlightenment the flower will rose and one who is near him will automatically get the fragrance.Reply
  19. hongduyen says:12/1/2010 at 2:07 pmi think the buddha boy is awesomeReply
  20. Lalith says:2/17/2012 at 6:42 amThere are similar type of Buddhist Monks who is attending deep meditations in Sri Lanka, but in jungle areas. They try their best to attain NIBBHANA….. ! They also do not meet public & they also try their maximum to leave the modern town areas and General Public as all these things are obstacles for the Path of Nibbhana… !!Reply
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  22. Tami says:5/24/2012 at 1:19 pmRam Bomjon himself has said that he is not Buddha but a Rinpochhe. I think those community people are not allowing them to do any physical test on him while meditating is because it can break his concentration but i think it would be good idea if they come back later to test him right after he finishes his meditation.Reply
  23. Ram Krishna Shrestha says:9/7/2012 at 11:27 amInteresting Info.I am also from Nepal so I have updated news about him.May be you should check it http://tinyurl.com/d8u2j5cReply

by Jim 2/27/2006 @ 1:49 pm. Filed under ScienceReligionMysteries

For some months now, J. Clifford has been writing on the phenomenon of Ram Bahadur Bomjon, also known simply as Ram Bomjon in the news (links: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5). To recap, Ram Bomjon is a 16-year-old boy born and living in the village of Ratnapur who allegedly is in the process of transforming into the next incarnation of the Buddha. It has been claimed that the so-called “Buddha Boy” has been sitting under a pipal tree in uninterrupted meditation since May of 2005. According to the set of people who surround and control access to Ram Bomjon, he asserted just before sitting down that he was entering into a six-year meditative state in order to attain enlightenment, a la the original Buddha Siddhartha Gautama. According to the same set of people who surround and control access to Bomjon, he:

  • has not stirred from his meditation since May 2005,
  • has had nothing to eat since May 2005,
  • has continued meditating even after being bitten by a snake,
  • and has caused two mute people in proximity to him to begin to speak.

Is this true? To date, it has been impossible to say, since those surrounding Ram Bomjon refuse to permit access to him, suspiciously shrouding him from sight at regular intervals. The committee in control of Bomjon say that any close approach or physical contact will disrupt his meditation (although a snake bite apparently could not). In the meantime, photographs clearly show that Ram Bomjon has moved.

And now, more news has leaked out, thanks to Kantipur, the Nepalese news agency. The first piece of news is that the committee controlling access to Ram Bomjon has liberalized their conditions of access to the boy Buddha: although they once did not let anyone come closer than 50 meters (164 feet) away from Buddha, they have since decided that in order to verify that Ram Bomjon is alive, visitors may now come as close to him as… 25 meters! That’s 82 feet, folks. What’s more, visitors may only remain at the 82-foot distance for thirty seconds. Is standing 82 feet away from a person for thirty seconds sufficient to know what’s really going on with that person?

Second, there have been increasing calls for investigation and empirical confirmation that Ram Bomjon has really been living since May 2005 without eating, drinking or moving. In response, the committee controlling access to Ram Bomjon has made a great deal of inviting two scientific teams to observe Ram Bomjon. The first team was allowed to stand within 16 feet of Ram Bomjon for thirty minutes. They saw that he was breathing and moved his eyelashes, but were unable to gather any other information because of the restrictions placed upon them. Team members reported that “He needs to be thoroughly examined” and “Just by examining the glucose level in his blood, it can be easily found out whether he has eaten or not.” These requests were denied. The second team was sent to the site with similar restrictions, and so was unable to complete a report.

Third, a team of seven Buddhist monks has been sent from the Pharping Monastery to observe Ram Bomjon, also from a distance. Their conclusion? Meditation in Buddhism is unextraordinary, there is not currently reason to conclude that Bomjon is the new Buddha, and “his body must be scientifically examined to know whether he has eaten or not.”

Fourth, security officials report that a large majority of income derived from the selling of Ram Bomjon CDs, t-shirts, and photographs at the site go to Maoist rebels in need of funds.

Let’s review:

  • A group of people claim that a boy has entered into a meditative state in which he has not had anything to eat or drink and has not moved since May of 2005.
  • They’re calling him the Boy Buddha.
  • This same group won’t let visitors within 82 feet of Bomjon, and only then for thirty seconds.
  • This same group has regularly used barriers to remove Bomjon from sight.
  • Special investigative teams weren’t allowed to physically examine Bomjon.
  • Those teams say they cannot verify the Ram Bomjon claims.
  • Buddhist authorities themselves say it’s not approporiate to refer to Bomjon as a new Buddha.
  • It appears proceeds from Ram Bomjon sales are going to Maoist rebels.

The Ram Bomjon phenomenon has been referred to by many people as a great mystery. I agree, but perhaps not in the manner they intend. To me, the mystery is not how a boy manages to survive nine months without eating, drinking or moving. To me, the mystery is why people are proving so eager to believe that this is the case when there is no affirmative evidence beyond the claims themselves to support these claims. To me, the mystery is why a committee would refuse to allow multiple teams to test those claims. To me, the mystery is why people aren’t more skeptical about the monetary interests of the people who are in control of access to this “Buddha Boy.” To me, the mystery is why people aren’t paying much attention to the respected Buddhist monks who say there’s no reason to think Ram Bomjon is a Buddha.

I don’t know what the resolution to this mystery is. I do, however, have a suspicion that this matter is much more about the desire of needy people to believe something special than it is about the digestive, meditative and exercise habits of a 16-year-old boy named Ram Bomjon.

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  1. Bruno from France Says: 
    March 6th, 2006 at 5:17 amyour comments are clever, but oriented…you skip the cultural background of going into meditation…there is nothing to prove…there is nothing like moving or not moving…eating or not eating is secondary…if you want to change abulb, you may use a chair…or not
    this guy has gone into trying to reach self realisation..your comments do not even mention about it, and what is it ? not fair…
    if you are not interested in your spiritual dimension, let other be intertedin their own, starting with this boy…and there is no point of disturbing him with teams of doctors or whatever…at the most it would be possible to watch what’s going on with an infrared thermal camera, no need to collect his blood or something ingressive like this…also glucose level in the blood wouldnt prove much, if he has manage to survive 9 months without any food, he may well be able to still have glucose too…the case may be is beyond gross investigation of that type
    for myself I dont know for sure if he is true or not, but I intend to find out, because i think it’s a very intersting event going on, very far from war, terrorists, politics, and it deals perhaps with why we are on this earth…i’m sure at the time of the Buddha or Christ, some people would discredit what they were trying to do…all we have to do is keep an open mind, and be confident that time will tell us … if there is a trick, we will know soon,if not it will be a very intersting clue for the world
  2. stef Says: 
    March 11th, 2006 at 3:29 amthanx Bruno, very wisecomme dirait la Mère Denis
    quote
    ça c’est vrai ça
    unquoteas Buddhists would say in Pali
    quote
    bhavatu sabbe mangalam
    unquote
  3. Anonymous Says: 
    March 11th, 2006 at 12:06 pmNone can tell if it is a trick or not… But what we know is that some people believes in him as the new Boddissatva. He’s not the first one and if it’s right, god, it’s so good because no man like him has walked on earth for 2 500 years. It could be for anyone the occasion to know what human perfection is, to see the Enlighter (”l’Illuminé”in french), to listen to what he has to say about us, about our world.Damned! If that man is really on the Path, the only thing we have to do is to pray for him or let him in peace. He’s not Buddha, he’s not an icon of media. He’s a man who’s searching something. Skepticism and blind believing are the same things; let him find his way and don’t disturb him!
  4. Scott Says: 
    March 11th, 2006 at 2:26 pm“Skepticism and blind believing are the same things”
    “None can tell if it is a trick or not”Nonsense. Let me tell let you in on two clever little “tricks.” One is called evidence, the other is rationality.
  5. prabesh Says: 
    March 11th, 2006 at 3:20 pmlord namo buddha from the holy site of Bara will bless the world anf free the world from diseases and bring peace.
    hail lord namo buddha’s name
    om mai pame hum
    namo buddhahe is the incarnation od buddha and christ
  6. Scott Says: 
    March 11th, 2006 at 3:35 pmWell that’s jolly good news.
    Hooray for everybody!
  7. Scott Says: 
    March 12th, 2006 at 4:29 pmHey, my sinuses are finally clearing. Maybe prabash is onto something.
    How’s everybody else feeling?
  8. mackers Says: 
    March 13th, 2006 at 2:04 pmscott your crazy virus what’s the big deal, Ram bomjon was gone ,do you knows where he goes ?No one knows and that is the mystery QUESTIONED MARK ???????????Behind your narrow minded skeptic rational mind lookin for evidenced which is there in front of your nose.
  9. mackers Says: 
    March 13th, 2006 at 2:06 pmHey Bruno How is the feeling of someone Boosting your Ego?
  10. mindzpore Says: 
    March 21st, 2006 at 8:19 amHey, it doesnt really matter if he is real or not. What matters is that he is an inspiration to thousands of people who, with this boost to their faith, may (most likely) try to act nicer to each other.Thus, whether he is a buddha or not doesnt really matter. He is already benefitting thousands of beeings. What more do you want? Displays of mystical powers and lightning shooting out his butt? What is that supposed to accomplish?
  11. Peregrin Wood Says: 
    March 21st, 2006 at 9:15 amBut Mindzpore, what evidence is there that people are being nicer to each other because of Ram Bomjon?Are you seriously telling me that, in order for people to be nice to each other, they need to see a teenage boy sitting under a tree for months on end? Why? If that’s true, don’t these people have really weak morals to begin with? What connection is there between a boy sitting under a tree and people being nice to each other?Would it be a very nice example for people if it turns out that Ram Bomjon and his friends were cheating people out of their money?
  12. Cosmic Easter Says: 
    March 22nd, 2006 at 2:23 pmjust like the story of christ, judas betrayed him just because of money.judas escariote sold him to the Government violent occured at that moment when J.C.arested. HE got punished Big Time. for saying the Truth. History repeat itself in different Angle.
  13. frames Says: 
    March 22nd, 2006 at 5:17 pmWhat a load of crap! I agree with Jim. If he is the real deal then prove it. Put him in a glass cage where the rest of the world can see. I bet you he dies for a cheese burger after 2 hours flat! This is all fake to extort money from gullible people.
  14. mackers Says: 
    March 22nd, 2006 at 10:34 pmyou say it fake because you dont know nothing about him because your mind was corrupted
  15. Pot Says: 
    March 23rd, 2006 at 3:02 pmPeople nowadays rarely ever come into contact with nature and spiritual matters, so leave alone understanding the gist of spiritual pursuits.For your information, practicing Buddhists aim at developing self-awareness and virtues to the point of perfection. Any given moment is an opportunity for self-betterment, so their attention is always going inward and not outward and elsewhere. Remember, the focus is always on oneself, not others or anything else.For anyone wishing to focus “elsewhere” and not upon *your own* deeds, you may answer these questions regarding the meditating boy:
    1) Is his declared intention unwholesome or malignant? How?
    2) Has his presence in the forest been harmful to anyone? How?
    3) Are his deeds blameworthy?
    4) To whom has he done wrong?
    5) With whom has he wished to associate himself?
    6) Has there been tragic consequences resulting from his meditation practice?
    7) What kind of claims has he made so far?To me, he’s just a boy who happens to sit under a tree, observing his own state of mind. The sun rises, the rain falls, a boy meditates. Whatever it is that he knows, we can’t know, and we shouldn’t need to know. What tyrant would it make of us to demand something out of the event blown out of proportion by the *people* but not by the poor boy? Has our love for information consumption turned into an addiction?In other words, whatever he is, whatever he does, it’s none of our business.As well, as much as there are stupid people in the world, there are also stupid pseudo-Buddhists. They called him Buddha; they must’ve forgotten to check the name on the boy’s birth certificate. I would be surprised if the name Siddhattha Gotama is printed on there.Regarding “skepticism”, “blind believing”, “evidence”, and “rationality”, it would be great if you could clarify what you meant when you dropped these loaded terms. In my mind, “skepticism” means believing in not believing. Despite countless established proofs, a skeptic would always rationalize himself out of the deal, for he is always seeking out shreds of evidence that confirm his own preconceptions. Like blind faith, genuine openmindedness is lacking. As for “evidence”, there are also things to consider–how are evidence collected?; who performs the evidence gathering?; which information gets left off, and which is included?; how does one measure that evidence?; how possible is it to collect evidence that can be matched up to our concept of science, which is pure materiality?; in which area is that evidence applicable? For example, centuries back, how would scientists reason (if they even know) the phenomenon in which water gets lifted off the surface of the ocean and into the sky, forming clouds? As I see it, things are often times beyond our scope. According to geologists, the Earth’s been around for 4500 million years; humans have been around at most 0.2 million years; the first microscope’s been invented around 1600’s, so 0.0004 million years ago. Could we say that our knowledge about the world has been around for 1/11250000 of the world’s age? Although I have studied science to a degree, I wouldn’t devalue spirituality and what people have come to directly experience through their insight. To pay homage to science today as the Chinese would the Mandate of Heaven would be a mistake. Dwellers of the heavily commodifying world should benefit from re-evaluating their “rationality”.>> what evidence is there that people are being nicer to each other because of Ram Bomjon?
    >> in order for people to be nice to each other, they need to see a teenage boy sitting under a tree for months on end? Why?Completely missing the point.People aren’t being nicer to each other because of Bomjon, and if they are, such “evidences” would be subjective. But that’s not the point. What the previous person is trying to say is that, through the boy’s publicity, the presses all over the world have somewhat shifted their coverage from usually harsh things in the world to this boy. I consider this a “break”, if you understand how news usually has a corrosive effect upon our ability to sympathize and remain sane?As a Buddhist saying goes, any individual capable of communication (one who has a mouth to utter words and one who has hands to write) can fall under one of the four categories:
    1) one who knows and speaks up (the preaching sage)
    2) one who knows but refrains from speaking up (the forest-bound yogi who denies pupils)
    3) one who does not know and refrains from thoughtless chatter (the observing learner)
    4) one who does not know yet speaks as if he knows (.. the man who put Iraq’s ex-leader to jail..)Anyone can say anything, but there’s a difference between a mere glottalized air and premeditated utterances. So I invite you all to be mindful of what you need to say, as the quality of your white matter is often judged by the merit of what falls out of your mouth.And please do keep this in mind,
    “If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.” –Zen proverb
  16. Rino_Lac Says: 
    March 24th, 2006 at 9:33 amRam Bahadur Bomjon is pure and inocent he just applying what he learnt from monastery (Bhudist scriptures) he put it on to practiced, by his own level of radical understanding, it works amazing for 299 days of fasting and meditation he mastered controlling mind over matter, deep within in his own strong will, that’s for sure he gained divine mystic power from the cosmic source, vibrant magnetic energy of cause and effects, of his owned Meditation technics. The word he utered is dont call me Bhuda because i dont have the Bhudas energy”im at the level of rinponche (lesser divinity) that phrase is ‘pure’ his just being honest for what he feel. I dont blame people who has negative comments on these blogs the shallow level of their conciousness is far away off to the basic level of spirituality,If we are not pure enough to think of voidness of the cosmic mind, like a boomerang, our mind will be negatively deluded. The pure mind is like a clean mirror that reflects of what we are.Peace
    Rino_Lac
  1. Dom says:12/31/2006 at 11:14 pmno more comments from me after this and i wont be checking here, so don’t bother replying to me. I can see, Jim, that you are clearly a very ignorant person. If there is any hope for you, then I hope that hope will guide you to a place free of ignorance. Your life is obviously very shallow too, with no meaning.This may sound defensive, but it is not, I assure you, I am only pointing some things out ;] byebtw, i just want to say this generally and not to anyone specifically…many religious people get caught up in so much bullshit, they think they know what truth is or what God is, but they have no clue. The word “God” might aswell not exist because its meaning has become so distorted, and dangerous. It’s really lame when people just accept beliefs just because their family believed in them and brought them up to do the same. Science is good (although limited to the senses right now…except quantum physics). Blind faith is not. Figure things out, people. If you observe and analyse yourself and life, you will realise that God does exist. Not some dude that sits up in a throne in the heavens, but God in reality is everything. Quantum physics says it is a field of energy and information, in a void of energy of information. They say that field is consciously intelligent because it created itself. That is what some people call God. But whatever you call it, it doesn’t matter.Excuse the lecture, I know it has nothing to do directly with the Ram BomJon thing, but I wanted to write that anyway, and i dont care what any1 says because im not coming back here, so bye.Reply
  2. Jim says:12/31/2006 at 11:47 pmThe rhetorical tactic is called reductio ad absurdum.You know, Dom, if you are 17 as you say:You’ll encounter lots of people who will try the same thing in college. There will be a heated, earnest and intense discussion among people about some social, religious, or political subject. Then someone will join the conversation and say, “Well, I’m offended by the whole tenor of this discussion. I think we ALL KNOW why some people are saying what they’re saying here…. I’m just hurt, and I can’t be a part of this discussion anymore with the hateful comments going on…” and then they’ll give a knowing glare and leave the room, leaving everybody to guess and reconstruct what might have caused such dramatic offense.It’s a passive-aggressive tactic — meaning a way for someone to intuit something without having to prove it, a way for someone to place wild card asterisks where an argument would be, a way for someone to look knowing without demonstrating knowing, and finally a way for someone to ask to be emotionally taken care of.That’s what you just did. Maybe it passes muster in high school. Maybe it will pass muster in your college dorm room conversation. But you should know that it doesn’t pass muster in grown-up conversation. Don’t just drop off a few comments about how you’re so offended and nobody can live up to your standards, and by the way you’re moving on now. Stick around and have the courage to join a conversation in which what you say is actually challenged as much as you challenge what others say.If you are up for it, describe the ignorance and shallowness you see in me — specifically. Do you mean that I don’t see the world the way you do? Or do you mean something else? Use your desire to question to tell us specifically what you saw — and didn’t see — in the video. Look up the experience of other people who end up doing something for 36 hours straight, and see what is possible in human experience. Then consider the months Ram Bomjon was said by his handlers to have remained in the same position without eating or drinking, and talk about the possibilities in the same terms — or explain why different terms are necessary, in an explicit and specific way.Engage other people. Define the words you use. Sharpen your argument. That’s how we all learn and grow.Reply
  3. Alan says:1/1/2007 at 2:32 amFirst of all Jim, I know reductio ad absurdum is your favorite rhetorical device (google the wikipedia article, Dom, for an overview of types of arguments) but Jim, whatever point you are trying to make about the 30 cigarettes and the anti-christ has not been made. I didn’t follow your point at all. Perhaps I need a drink on New Year’s Eve after all.It’s a pretty good point Dom made that Bomjon sat for 36 hours straight with a camera on him. That doesn’t sound like some sort of prank. It sounds to me like a sincere religious thing. But your point, Jim, about Bomjon being without food for months at a time and still being alive makes me think something about Bomjon’s handlers is not on the up and up. When you get right down to it, what can you now about anyone’s motives. Who can read minds? All you can know is what they say and what they do.No, Dom I don’t think Jim is either shallow or ignorant or has a meaningless life. I do think he is not good at recognizing spiritual values, or at charting his own spiritual territory. Also sometimes he likes to pick an arbitrary position to argue from just to make the other person think or to see what they will say.I like the way you merge the definition of god with quantum physics. It’s the closest I have come to understanding god so far. If you are saying what I think you are saying, then you, Jim, me and others are all part of an information and awareness grid that is god.Reply
  4. Dom says:1/1/2007 at 7:44 amHello Jim,I respect what you are saying, and I would like to state a few points in reply to your post. As I said there was no need to reply, but whether you reply this next time or not doesn’t bother me because I won’t be here.First off, I would like to say I am not argueing. Argueing is not something I am interested in – I would rather get on with life.You were saying about human potential. Well from my own experience I know about human potential, and the great achievements that are possible for man. Why? Well, I practice guitar 5 – 12 hours a day, and the results seem to be paying off.Your point about “passive-agressive tactic” does not apply to me. I need not go into the reasons why, but that was not my frame of mind, and I am not interested in whether you believe that or not, but I am just going to say that is the honest truth.I can and do emotionally take care of my self.I was not offended, and I have no standards for people to meet.I go to college and I do not encounter these things as you say I will. I am only studying music anyhow.I shall not be sticking around, because I have to get on with things. This is not a matter of courage.I am not up for those things you were stating, because I should be going now.I like to be honest about things, and I would like to say that one of the reason’s I’m here is an egotistical one. Even me writing this post now is me being egotistical. I’m trying to defend what you were saying in a sense, but also because, to me, what I am saying is the truth. I will use this information to try and improve myself for the better. Jim, why are you here? and why is everyone else who is here, here? You may say you are here to discuss RamBomjon, but go beyond that, and really try to understand why you are here. Most arguements are an ego-scene. I think we should stop playing mind games.I hope everyone has a happy new year.
    Thank you.
    Dom.Reply
  5. Jim says:1/1/2007 at 7:58 amAny number of people can sit for 36 hours straight with a camera on them, especially from a distance, as these cameras were, and without a physical inspection of Bomjon, which was also missing. That’s a nice parlor trick, but it doesn’t establish anything about Bomjon’s super-special spiritual status.My point was to show the weakness in the next standard that Dom set out: hey, you try it! I know I can’t do it! If you can’t do it, then Bomjon must be some super-special spiritual guy. Well, I can say the same about cigarettes, then, can’t I?Reply
  6. Jim says:1/1/2007 at 8:04 amI’m here because I write for this blog. I write this blog because I like to share my thoughts, read others’ thoughts, and engage in argument — not in the sense of yer mom yelling at you to take yer shoes off the coffee table, but to set up standards, bring knowledge to the table, and sharpen both through interaction. I write this blog because there are things going on in this world that I think other people may want to know about. I write this blog because I think that politics is too important to be left to the politicians, religion is too important to be controlled by the mullahs and bishops, knowledge is too important to be left to the academics, and generally any life activity of ours is too important to be left up to the controlling institutions that try to massage us into a place comfortable for them.Reply
  7. Alan says:1/1/2007 at 11:52 amThe point of meditating is not that it is physically grueling, as practicing music for 12 hours at a time or smoking 30 cigarettes would be physically grueling.If you remember, at one point the original Buddha lived in the forest with monks who physically deprived themselves. He also spent the first part of his life in luxury, since he was born a prince. Neither way–physical overabundance or physical deprivation–was the path to enlightenment, he decided. The string that is not stretched tight enough does not play music. The string that is stretched too tight breaks. Buddha’s way is the Middle Path.The point of meditating is to reach some sort of inner spiritual experience of detachment from the world, as a preparation for death and rebirth. As I recall, there are also measurable physical effects like decreased heart rate. We can only see that Bomjon was sitting still at certain times when the public was permitted to see him. We can’t see his inner experience. We can’t know if this is really preparing him for death and rebirth.What’s wrong with doing something egotistical? If the purpose of your life is to promote someone else’s life, then what is the purpose of their life?I read this blog to stay informed about politics, especially before visiting my conservative relatives, and secondarily to be entertained. I also try to defend spirituality in general from a maintream protestant point of view without defending the stupid things people do in the name of religion. I love Arabs and am often frustrated by them.If a politician somewhere does something stupid or crooked, you can bet Jim or someone else here will write about it. If someone like Mel Gibson uses profanity or an ethnic slur, they will tell you exactly what he said, instead of beating around the bush. They also track voting records for members of congress and publish a scorecard for each. You can find a link to it somewhere on their front page, so you can see how your elected officials are representing you.Reply
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  9. Jean says:4/9/2007 at 4:11 amI wonder if a more appropriate title might turn out to be: “The Boy with the Divinely, (Discreetly Concealed) I.V. Feeding Tube”….HMMMM?Does anyone here remember the old Fakir’s “hidden jointed stick platform” levitation trick? If they can hide a support crutch apparatus behind a linen cloth so cleverly, to make it appear that a trickster can suspend himself in mid-air, (or a breathing tube, similarly buried and run into a “buried alive yogi’s” coffin), then what are the odds that an intravenous feeding/hydration tube could be similarly cleverly concealed in a tree trunk, or underground, and run into a vein somewhere in the boy’s body, such as into a hip, leg, etc.?I’ve seen some pretty clever deceptions in my time, so…Reply
  10. paul says:7/7/2007 at 6:41 pmThere’s 2 groups of people here. Those more interested in whether he eats or not. The other having a suspicion or some even knowing that he is on his journey to attain god.I hope one day he emerges as a great spiritual teacher.We should let him do what he has to do and if thats to be a spiritual teacher, then good. If it’s not then we will have to wait for another.I’ve been told that spiritual guidance is given whenever a person is ready.So now we must wait.Reply
  11. Quinton Flynn says:7/16/2007 at 11:23 ami beleive he should be tested then we can sewe if he is lying or this is real stuff this is the only way i’ll beleive i mean lights coming from his head is sign of a very spiritual person, cathcing on fire is simply amazing, when he is tested then we can all be put to rest seeing if he is really a holy indiviual and change all our releigions but if not well what can i say!!Reply
  12. Sylph says:7/15/2008 at 1:30 pmThe boy does not claim to be Buddha and I am not even sure if he is claiming not to be eating or drinking. He interests me for after meditation under a wise old tree for many years he may indeed become enlightened by God and have something valuable to preach to us.
    I can see why he wants to leave home – his family have created a circus ring around their son and are taking money for the freak show.
    After spending a couple more years under a wise old tree I hope God enlightens him – the first people he needs to preach to are … his own family. When your child tells you they want some space – don’t follow them around and set up a camp next to them. When your child tells you they have an important message to tell people in the future – that is enough to be happy with – you don’t have to tell everyone he bursts into flames and doesn’t eat or drink for extra attention. And finally, when a child has a talent – don’t cash in on it for your own selfish means!!!!!Reply
  13. usha says:8/20/2008 at 2:22 amThe question often arises if the meditation of Ram Bahadur Bomjon is true or not, but the answer is simple “curious media” and not “curious public” it may sound strange but what curious public of Nepal would have done if there were no media was talk about it to friends and family….but look at it media is making it a movie,a news. I don’t think there were any need for all these things. There are many poor people who do not eat for longer time. I think let “Dorje” do what he think is good for him as an independent citizen and not make a story out of it. If he is next Buddha then even Lord Buddha can’t stop him to gain Buddha hood.
    It is all believe and so may it be…….Reply
  14. Mark says:11/12/2008 at 8:01 pmInteresting posts from the rationalists and spiritualists on here! I suggest those who seek a little more illumination on the very real relationship between science and spirituality read ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’. You may find Yogonanda’s discussions on this topic particularly interesting.However, the modern science as we currently see it (which ultimately requires physical and circumstantial evidence of a phenomenon) is limited by its very nature to urravel the mysteries of what happens during spiritual practice, kudalini yoga, samadhi and other practices. As has already been suggested, one could at best take an ifrared image of Ram Bahadur Bomjon. However, if he had attained cosmic conciousness or another elevated state I doubt you would get any image. Physical objective evidence of an etheral subjective experience is beyond any ‘technology’ I belive we posess.I think empirical investigation is limited but the basis upon which it is founded (objective justification). Hopoing to gain such proof of Ram Bahadur Bomjon’s state is futile at best. Subjectively, I think the message he delivered in 2007 was as meaningful, eloquent and heartfelt as any other similar message I have heard from the great teachers like Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar, Paramahansa Yogonanda and countless others. To that end I believe he must be an enlighted individual. Whether he ‘is’ Buddha, I do not know. He has refuted that too…I personally look forward to seeing the culmination of his meditation and what it will bring to the table of spirituality. I am sure that it will be nothing but good.This is a fellow being making his own spiritual journey through evolution, whether some believe it or not. Why must humanity cast a spotlight on such an individual, give label’s which he has refuted, and exploit his obvious spiritual determination for financial gain (the family)? Ultimately, whatever he has come here to achieve has not yet manifest – we should therefore at least give him the peace that he requests. If nothing it shows the irreverance modern society has for spiritaul pursuits of this nature.If you require proof etc, then just walk away! Nothing will be gained to you from trying to disprove a person who delivers a message of hope and spiritual potential.Reply
  15. Eric says:11/13/2008 at 9:54 amHey Mark, funny that you just posted that today. I found out about Ram Bahadur just today and it seems pretty real to me. Watch the Discovery Channel special on Youtube. I also just bought “autobiography of a yogi” randomly last week because I thought the guy on the cover looked cool. it was just $3, so I picked it up and started reading it. Will read the rest of it too i guess.Reply
  16. Mark says:11/13/2008 at 4:10 pmGood one Eric….that book will become a treasure to you. I will be reading it for a seccond time in the near future, I think it takes a second read to really digest some of the higher metaphysical wisdom contained within its pages. Take it slow and enjoy! Such a small price to pay for what I consider to be truth.I will watch the You Tube video as well, thanks for that suggestion!Reply
  17. tonyL says:11/14/2008 at 3:01 pmif you are out there in a jungle the most digusting thing you face is probably insects bites esp. mosquitoes etc.the boy just sat there – courtesy of discovery channel video – without ever moving not that completely is just amazing.unfortunately for your nit picking about “slight movements” otherwise your article is ok.like some your commentors said, the ultimate goal of his is to gain enlightenment and other than that nothing else is important and we shall see dont we what he shall be doing when time comes.from his speech he seems pretty credible.Reply
  18. Suman says:11/20/2008 at 7:19 amHe is doing meditation just for himself, not for others. As he suggested we have to seek ourselves. The best thing for now is not to bother him and let him seek his goal which is self realization. One day if he achieve enlightenment the flower will rose and one who is near him will automatically get the fragrance.Reply
  19. hongduyen says:12/1/2010 at 2:07 pmi think the buddha boy is awesomeReply
  20. Lalith says:2/17/2012 at 6:42 amThere are similar type of Buddhist Monks who is attending deep meditations in Sri Lanka, but in jungle areas. They try their best to attain NIBBHANA….. ! They also do not meet public & they also try their maximum to leave the modern town areas and General Public as all these things are obstacles for the Path of Nibbhana… !!Reply
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  22. Tami says:5/24/2012 at 1:19 pmRam Bomjon himself has said that he is not Buddha but a Rinpochhe. I think those community people are not allowing them to do any physical test on him while meditating is because it can break his concentration but i think it would be good idea if they come back later to test him right after he finishes his meditation.

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