Ram Bomjon’s Handlers Under Investigation

Ram Bomjon’s Handlers Under Investigation

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by jclifford 11/25/2005 @ 5:31 pm. Filed under GeneralReligion

Four days ago, I wrote about Ram Bomjon, the 15 year-old boy in Nepal who claims to have not eaten, taken a drink, or moved at all in six months. Bomjon’s followers call him the new Buddha. I expressed some skepticism about the claims of Bomjon, especially since no one, not even medical doctors, were being allowed closer to Bomjon than 15 feet.

Well, it appears that my skepticism has been shared by many of Bomjon’s followers – or, should I say, former followers. It seems that, although thousands of people had gathered to witness the apparent miracle that was supposed to be Ram Bomjon, a large number of these thousands left when it became clear that Bomjon’s handlers would not allow anyone else to actually see the boy.

The local Chief District Officer has announced that an official investigation has begun into where all the money that has been donated by Bomjon’s followers has gone. The investigation will also examine whether Bomjon’s claims of six months of pure meditation are true.

If Jim Bakker weren’t still alive, I’d suspect that this Ram Bomjon kid might be Bakker’s reincarnation.

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29 Responses to “Ram Bomjon’s Handlers Under Investigation”

  1. Jim Says: 
    November 28th, 2005 at 4:56 pmInteresting that loads of people are responding to the original story, but no one wants to leave a comment responding to jclifford’s post about investigations into what really has been going on.Jclifford, what’s the link to this second piece of news?
  2. Bill P Says: 
    December 12th, 2005 at 1:49 pmWhy don’t they just place a camera where he’s meditating and we can monitor him 24/7? You have to just assume this is BS until it’s confirmed.
  3. Mario Says: 
    December 15th, 2005 at 7:07 pmInvestigations can be done without interrupting his meditation.
    There is no reason for not being able to do this staying at 15 feet distance.
    if current science can analyse planets, 15 feet distance is nothing.
    Until the investigation is done, skeptics cannot say it is not true.But, even if having food… he deserves at least to be a candidate for a guiness record.
  4. Scott Says: 
    December 17th, 2005 at 7:16 pmIf this boy is only 15, why is he not being taken into protective custody?
    If he has not eaten in 6 months (and certainly this is a big if) he is patently incapable of making ratioal decisions regarding himself.
    From the brief news articles I’ve seen I’d suspect schizophrenia. Hopefully somebody will intervene before this child does permanent damage to himself.
    A possible retort to my view is the notion that God could keep the boy alive if she wishes to. Sure, it’s not logically impossible…
    However, wherevever logic, science, reason, evidence, rationality, etc, come in conflict with arbitrary leaps of faith, I choose to side with my God given gifts of rationality.
  5. Jim Says: 
    December 17th, 2005 at 7:52 pmMaybe this “Ram Bomjon” is a cgi-character like Jar-Jar Binks or Gollum. Or maybe he’s really a stuffed mannequin. That would his explain his ability to sit still without eating or drinking for six months. Now that I think about it, whenever I visit the mall I get the weirdest feeling that the mannequins are more enlightened than I am.
  6. Anonymous Says: 
    December 20th, 2005 at 3:10 pmFUCK THIS GUY
  7. Jim Says: 
    December 20th, 2005 at 3:14 pmWhich guy? Me? Scott? Or Ram Bomjon? We all would like to be fucked, I’m sure, but there’s only so much lube to go around, so please be more exact in the future. Thanks, sweetie.
  8. Scott Says: 
    December 20th, 2005 at 3:53 pmAnonymous:
    I gotta agree with Jim. You paint a pretty picture, but I’m gonna pass.
  9. Anonymous Says: 
    December 23rd, 2005 at 11:42 amIt really is sad that people like Scott think everything is confined to some make-believe reality where what soceity says is fact is actually fact. In fact, soceities fear of the taboo is what leads people to persecute and oppress people open to exploring different realms within logic. Instead it is easier to call them names deeming them as having emotional problems or being mentally ill. I really have no faith in a world that is so blind and fearful that it persecutes anybody who defies soceities status quo. Just because a person doesn’t follow your dream, soceities dream, or common logic doesn’t meen you need to confine them in a room and put a jacket on them. It also doesn’t mean we need to fill them with pills to make them more like ourselves. Why is soceity so self-centered? Why do people think they are better than everyone else and that anyone who is different from them is deficient? What is “logical” about claiming to know the “truth” merely from limited scientific experimentation? What is logical about comparing one situation to another situation that could be totally different? I don’t understand why people are so easy to oppressing others and locking them up for who they are.
  10. nina Says: 
    December 25th, 2005 at 9:49 pmTo Anonymous. Very, very, clever. I couldn’t say it better. There are no more open minded people out there anymore.
  11. Patricia Says: 
    December 25th, 2005 at 10:53 pmI don’t know, Nina. I don’t see “Anonymous” actually addressing the substance of the criticisms of Ram Bomjon’s performance.It’s quite reasonable, I think, to make the presumption on the side of feeding a child instead of on the side of letting a child starve and sit motionless for months on end.The shifty behavior of Ram Bomjon’s associates creates a good deal of reason for suspicion.The Buddha, during his meditation, had to contend with armies of demons throwing sharp weapons at him, intent on destroying his reach for enlightenment. Yet, we’re supposed to believe that being gently looked at by a doctor will destroy Ram Bomjon’s meditation? We’re supposed to believe that letting a doctor closer than 15 feet will be too much for the boy’s concentration to withstand?Sorry, that doesn’t add up.
  12. Cat2004Kjk Says: 
    December 25th, 2005 at 11:15 pmCoulfd this be the Beast who is mentioned in Revalation? Will he bring peace to tthe Middle to the Middle East and then proclaim himself God?
  13. etct Says: 
    December 27th, 2005 at 2:12 amI find it very revealing that so many people are so scared of the spiritual that they deny and rebuke it without proof…. This boy is obviously far more enlightened than any of us…. and even if all the hype isn’t lived up to .. one should remember the only hype coming from Ram is “I am not a Budda and I do not wish to be worshipped.
    Such a miracle of life and you poor non-believers walk around thinking your Maths Teachers were gods who knew all you had to learn!!! We weep for the destruction your blindness has brought to the world.
    Peace be to all people and Thanks to The Divine one for reminding us of the great gift he bestowed upon us all. Pity for those who cannot see what they have been given or where it is that they live.Thankyou Ram for showing us all the power of Faith. And thanks to this website for showing us the weakness that is a lack of faith. May the infinite bless you all!
  14. Jim Says: 
    December 27th, 2005 at 9:25 amI find it very revealing that so many people are so scared of the spiritual that they deny and rebuke it without proof…. This boy is obviously far more enlightened than any of us…If it’s obvious, demonstrate it. If you can’t demonstrate it, it’s not obvious.You have an interesting standard, that spiritual claims must be held to be true until there is proof that they aren’t true.OK, let’s use that standard in another way. I am the holder of a loan you have taken out for $2,000,000 with 20% annual interest. Start monthly payments unless you can prove it isn’t true.What, you won’t? How very revealing that you are so scared of my loan that you deny and rebuke it without proof!
  15. Riko Says: 
    December 30th, 2005 at 1:39 pmI think it is a bunch of crap.
  16. Foo ( Sabah ) Says: 
    January 4th, 2006 at 11:48 pmRam Bomjon, the 15 year-old boy in Nepal is the buddha or not doesn’t matter. Jesus do not leave us. Jesus live in my heart. Because the love. He love every one. To those who love Jesus please use the personel comment !!!!!!!! Do not involve Jesus, because that will let other person hate our Christian friends. That will be war. STOP !!!!!!!!!! Keep Jesus name bright. That is the way to become “love”.
  17. Junga Says: 
    January 5th, 2006 at 6:39 amMust… praise… Jesus… Must not…. make… sense…. Can’t… hold… on… much longer!
  18. Dindi Says: 
    January 5th, 2006 at 10:45 ammust laugh…Junga has just wacked my funny bone…can’t stop…call
  19. Scott Says: 
    January 7th, 2006 at 3:13 pm“It really is sad that people like Scott think everything is confined to some make-believe reality where what soceity says is fact is actually fact. In fact, soceities fear of the taboo is what leads people to persecute and oppress people open to exploring different realms within logic.”
    “There are no more open minded people out there anymore.”
    Come on anonymous and Nina.
    Thank you Patricia for continuing to inject reason into the discussion.
    Take even a cursory glance at history and you will see that it not people who make use of reason, logic, and evidence that are responsible for persecution or oppression, it is people who reject rationality and choose to believe simply whatever they wish. Why are there religious wars? Why is there racism and sexism? Why the Holocaust or the massacre in Rwanda? There is a simple reason. People think that they can believe whatever they want to without the tempering effect of reason and evidence. If I decide that the Welsh are an inferior race and I want to persecute them, then if I ignore reason and evidence then I can believe sincerely and without doubt that the on-Welsh are superior, and can do whatever they want to the Welsh.“People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for what they know.” –Brooks AtkinsonUnjustified beliefs (like blind faith) are the enemy, not the sign of an open mind.
  20. Fistofdoom Says: 
    January 10th, 2006 at 8:17 pm“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof” – Carl Sagan
  21. Gabriela Says: 
    January 12th, 2006 at 1:55 pmI’m Catholic but I think Ram Bomjon deserves all our respect. It facinates me how the mind is powerful enough to overcome mundane necessities. If I had the money I would certainly take a pilgrimage over to Nepal. Luckyly, I blelieve without witnessing it.
  22. Mario Says: 
    January 13th, 2006 at 1:48 pmLook for updates looking for Palden Dorje, Ram Bamjan or Buddha Gyani. There are more researches under these
  23. Richard Says: 
    January 14th, 2006 at 3:41 pmWhy don’t you guys stop talking about what You THINK is true or not…It’s nice to talk about it in your nice warm homes and to feel impressed with yourselves for coming up with witty remarks that you feel prove your case for or against….Why don’t you Shut Up, Get Up and GO SEE THE BOY and watch him for 2 weeks, just sit and watch him…then at least when you talk about it it won’t just be “What you think” it will be “WHAT YOU KNOW”.
  24. J. Clifford Says: 
    January 14th, 2006 at 6:03 pmUm, Richard, the point is that Ram Bomjon’s handlers won’t really allow anybody to more than a glimpse of the boy under controlled circumstances. How can you be sure that what you’re seeing there is something that you can be sure of?They won’t ALLOW anyone to sit there for 2 weeks straight and watch Ram Bomjon. That’s why the scheme is under investigation.
  25. Livingearth Says: 
    January 21st, 2006 at 11:41 amWhy beleive a myth of 2006 years ago and except reality now. If jesus were real he would certainly have come again like the Buddha is now. This is consistant with your white philosophy of the return of Gods messengers for peace. in tribulation times brought on by the second group of crusaders. Just open your hearts and let love and light come in any form even if it is not white.
  26. Junga Says: 
    January 21st, 2006 at 12:09 pmWhite philosophy? If by that, you mean some kind of racial idea, you’re way off base. Ideas are not racial, and an appeal to the Tribulation is hardly a way to convince rational skeptics.
  27. Blowfish Says: 
    January 24th, 2006 at 9:21 amJesus? Buddha, god?? all a load of bull, used by strong people to control weak people.!!!!! Ha HAHAHAHAHA i scoff at you weak fools.!
  28. Blowfish Says: 
    January 24th, 2006 at 10:08 amQuick response to Junga post 26, if religion is not racial then please explain what this current attack from certain members of the house of islam is all about?? religion is the biggest cause of war, death and pain that has ever beset the human race. And yet it is still considered a good thing?? hmm religion is not racist?? look again fella.
  29. Anonymous Says: 
    February 1st, 2006 at 8:43 amBlowfish,I don’t think you proved anything with that retort. Islam fighting the West is about…Islam fighting the West. Where does race come into that? Are you saying that only Arab people can be Islamic? Are you saying that someone from another race is unable to aide the Islamic extremists in their attacks? Are YOU categorizing people by race, sir?Sounds like it.

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