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Nepal Buddha Boy - Bomjan (also called as Banjan)

The famous Little Buddha Boy of Nepal, many worship him as the reincarnation of Buddha

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"It's the little details that are vital.
Little things make big things happen." -- John Wooden


sml nepal boy photo At the tender age of 15, a boy abandoning his friends and family, makes a journey into the deep jungles in search of peace for Nepal. More than 500 kids have died in Nepal's war. Those survived are homeless and orphans. View however you like about this Nepali Boy, but he has become an inspiration for many.

Although its not clear what motivated him to do this, but his followers claim that his eternal voices had been calling... "There is war in my land, Peace should prevail..."

photo nepal boyPeace Loving Lord Buddha's life wasn't any different. Prince Buddha, was confined to his own world, the royal palace, He never saw the outside world. On an ordinary day, he escaped his palace to see the real world. He saw people's poverty, death, hunger and sickness and sufferings, something that he never knew could exist in this world. He abandoned his luxurious life, wife and his kids, then spent years in the jungle meditating under a tree. Later he received enlightenment.

Ram Bahadur Bomjon's followers regard him as the reincarnation of Buddha. The story is similar except Ram Bahadur belongs to a poor class of family, but has seen Nepal's war before his eyes for years and years. Many consider his work to be small, some say it is not possible to meditate and go on fasting for months. Scientists fear examining his health might disturb him from meditation. Banjan has already brought Nepal's profile to the world. He is appearing in blogs, news sites and even in newspapers world-wide. He is making this tiny country of ours known to the world even more than the Big Companies with tons of cash in their banks!

He has already proven poverty and age are no limit to promoting Nepal and Sending a message of peace to the world. Although Ram has not spoken formally about his meditation, his followers believe that Ram started meditating because of the country's current war.

"There is no peace here in the country,
Go tell my family I will be alright" -- Ram Bahadur Banjan

Quick Facts

  • Name : Ram Bahadur Bomjon, Age 16
  • Mother's Name : Maya Devi
  • First Seen in the Jungle : Nov 16 2005, at Age 15
  • Meditation Start Date : Nov 18 2005, at Age 15
  • Boy Goes Missing : On 11 March 2006
  • Boy Reappears in the Jungle : 12 December 2006, after 10 months.
  • More than 10,000 visitors pay him respect everyday
  • 30 Police Guards are employed in the medication area
  • He is believed to be immune to insect, snakes bites and rains and cold weather
  • Over 260,000 web pages talk about him as of Jan 23, 2007 and the number is growing everyday** (**source : yahoo search results)

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
The mind is everything. What we think we become."
-- Gauttam Buddha


Follow these links for more videos
  • Video 1 - a closer video of Nepal Buddha Boy
  • Video 2 - Ram Bahadur Bomjon by Indian TV Channel

The Boy in the News

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