Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby Seishin » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:03 pm

It's the coverage of him on the internet, focusing more on his life story and his "supernatural" abilities, than on his teachings. And from what I've read and seen of his teachings, they are no more different than that of any sutra. From an outsiders point of view it makes his story look dubious. I'm not saying it is, don't get me wrong, but if someone came to me and said "follow this guy, he didn't eat for a month and got bit by a snake" I'd walk away. It's not his actions I'm questioning, it's those of his "followers".

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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby Kunga Lhadzom » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:21 pm

Murder, violence, greed, anger and temptation has 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" (spiritual practice.) 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.
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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby Blue Garuda » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:42 pm

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:My practice detaches me from my body, my soul and this existence.


Soul?
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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby Kunga Lhadzom » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:32 pm

Blue Garuda wrote:
Kunga Lhadzom wrote:My practice detaches me from my body, my soul and this existence.


Soul?



A sense of being/self?
Personality ?
Whatever goes through the process of birth & death ?
Heart/Mind ?

http://www.arrowriver.ca/dhamma/soul.html

Also,
there is a reason he chooses to use certain concepts,
as he is speaking to everyone,
not only Buddhists.
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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby Blue Garuda » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:46 pm

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Blue Garuda wrote:
Kunga Lhadzom wrote:My practice detaches me from my body, my soul and this existence.


Soul?



A sense of being/self?
Personality ?
Whatever goes through the process of birth & death ?
Heart/Mind ?

http://www.arrowriver.ca/dhamma/soul.html


Not likely, the word is precise and does not accord with Buddhism.

I think he was probably talking to villagers and used terms they understood, or was way off message.
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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby Kunga Lhadzom » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:52 pm

Blue Garuda wrote:used terms they understood,



Yes,
that's how I see it too. :namaste:
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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby dharmagoat » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:25 pm

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:My practice detaches me from my body, my soul and this existence.

He appears to be detached, uncomfortable and unhappy. Has he been brought out too soon?
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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby Kunga Lhadzom » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:46 pm

dharmagoat wrote:He appears to be detached, uncomfortable and unhappy. Has he been brought out too soon?



He wanted to be left alone in peace, he was constantly followed and interrupted, read his biography and you will understand more :

http://www.dharmasangha.info/index.php/biography
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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby Nemo » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:54 pm

He has very nice hair for a jungle ascetic. Must be a Siddhi.
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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby dharmagoat » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:03 pm

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:He wanted to be left alone in peace, he was constantly followed and interrupted, read his biography and you will understand more :
http://www.dharmasangha.info/index.php/biography

Is he still meditating?
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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby Kunga Lhadzom » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:42 pm

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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby Will » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:14 am

Blue Garuda wrote:
Not likely, the word is precise and does not accord with Buddhism.

I think he was probably talking to villagers and used terms they understood, or was way off message.


He speaks no English - the oral translator(s) may not be the best.
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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby Tiger » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:32 pm

I almost forgot.

Buddha Boy was supposed to finally emerge from his meditation and deliver messages from September 10 to 12. Does anyone have any updates about it?

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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby catmoon » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:26 pm

you know, I hardly understand what the guy is all about, but somehow I'm always interested in what he's up to. Anyone who has meditated as much as he has will always get a hearing from me.
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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby lobster » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:44 pm

Isn't it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air..
Where are the clowns?

Isn't it bliss?
Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around,
One who can't move...
Where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns. :popcorn:
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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby Red Faced Buddha » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:34 am

(I heard of this story a few months ago,a few weeks after my conversion to Buddhism.)Well,first of all he isn't Shakyamuni.At first I thought he might've been Maitreya Buddha,however,by the time Maitreya comes to earth,Buddhism will have been forgotten,or at least completely degenerated(and luckily that hasn't happened yet.)Don't quote me on this but we might have a new Buddha soon.
A person once asked me why I would want to stop rebirth. "It sounds pretty cool. Being able to come back. Who wouldn't want to be reborn."
I replied. "Wanting to be reborn is like wanting to stay in a jail cell, when you have the chance to go free and experience the whole wide world. Does a convict, on being freed from his shabby, constricting, little cell, suddenly say "I really want to go back to jail and be put in a cell. It sounds pretty cool. Being able to come back. Who wouldn't want that?"
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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Postby Red Faced Buddha » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:39 am

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Blue Garuda wrote:
Kunga Lhadzom wrote:My practice detaches me from my body, my soul and this existence.


Soul?



A sense of being/self?
Personality ?
Whatever goes through the process of birth & death ?
Heart/Mind ?

http://www.arrowriver.ca/dhamma/soul.html

Also,
there is a reason he chooses to use certain concepts,
as he is speaking to everyone,
not only Buddhists.


He may be using soul as a figure of speech,and also as a term that people can understand.I remember a story where a man asks a Buddha why Arhats and other enlightened people still used the word "I" and Buddha replied they used it as a figure of speech.
A person once asked me why I would want to stop rebirth. "It sounds pretty cool. Being able to come back. Who wouldn't want to be reborn."
I replied. "Wanting to be reborn is like wanting to stay in a jail cell, when you have the chance to go free and experience the whole wide world. Does a convict, on being freed from his shabby, constricting, little cell, suddenly say "I really want to go back to jail and be put in a cell. It sounds pretty cool. Being able to come back. Who wouldn't want that?"
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Re: Buddha Boy - Ram Bahadur Bomjon

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