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Nepal's 'Buddha Boy' does second vanishing act
BreitBart.com ^ | Mar 10 4:54 PM US/Eastern | Source

Posted on 03/10/2007 4:25:38 PM PST by mmanager

A Nepalese teenager hailed as a reincarnation of the Buddha has vanished for a second time in southern Nepal, a member of his support committee said Saturday. Ram Bahadur Bomjam, 17, who shot to fame in 2005 when his supporters said he had begun a meditation session that would go on uninterrupted for years, went missing on Thursday night, the committee member said.

"He suddenly disappeared from his meditating site in the jungle of Bara," said Raju Shah, a member of the committee set up after the boy became a local media sensation.

"He told his priest Indra Lama that he would meditate somewhere in other undisclosed locations."

Local media dubbed Bomjan "Buddha Boy" after supporters said he had been meditating for months without food, water or sleep, and tens of thousands of people flocked to see him.

He first disappeared in March 2006, telling his supporters the site had become too crowded.

Nine months later he reappeared and was set up at a new site by the committee, but this time visitors have been sparse.

Scepticism about the teenager's claims increased after his reappearance late last year, and local authorities froze bank accounts containing money collected from visitors.

Gautama Siddhartha, who later became known as Buddha or the Enlightened One, is believed to have been born in southern Nepal in around 500 BC.

Buddhists believe Siddhartha achieved enlightenment after meditating under a pipal tree.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: buddha; india; nepal; nutjob
Cow ate him
1 posted on 03/10/2007 4:25:41 PM PST by mmanager
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To: mmanager
"He suddenly disappeared from his meditating site in the jungle of Bara,"

I bet he slipped off to smoke a doobie

2 posted on 03/10/2007 4:27:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: mmanager
When someone claims to be holy, let alone godlike, or even god-on-earth, I have to laugh.

Only the judgement of history can make such claims.

3 posted on 03/10/2007 4:27:26 PM PST by LibKill (RudycRAT is lying his way to power. Look at his record. He's 100% DemocRAT.)
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To: mmanager

I was thinking Tiger, but there was that story about the chicken-eating cow earlier. You may be onto something.


4 posted on 03/10/2007 4:27:43 PM PST by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: mmanager

They should check the local McDonalds security camera.


5 posted on 03/10/2007 4:27:50 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: mmanager

He probably went out for a burger and fries.


6 posted on 03/10/2007 4:27:51 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Veritas. Gravitas. Ohmygas.)
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To: mmanager

He went to eat cow?


7 posted on 03/10/2007 4:28:36 PM PST by the_daug
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To: mmanager

Yep, said he tasted, "Just like Chicken!".

At least they know WHICH cow.


8 posted on 03/10/2007 4:28:38 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mylife

A 17 year old boy has one thing on his mind, and it ain't meditating!


9 posted on 03/10/2007 4:30:31 PM PST by airborne (Rudy is nothing but a donkey in an elephant suit! HUNTER 2008!)
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To: mmanager

Perhaps he saw a monkey passing by in the jungle, and went to go spank it.


10 posted on 03/10/2007 4:31:12 PM PST by sourcery (Government Warning: The Attorney General has determined that Federal Regulation is a health hazard)
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To: LibKill

IIRC it was not the kid himself who originally made the claims, but some nutcase Buddhists (or con men), and they made the claim when the kid was way too young to have any involvement in hatching a scheme. The kid may or may not believe the story now, but I think he grew up being led by others to believe it. Maybe he's starting to get a clue that it's all a bunch of BS.


11 posted on 03/10/2007 4:32:36 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: mmanager

No, he ate a cow.
Cow was mad and he did die.
So, now, no Buddha.


12 posted on 03/10/2007 4:32:41 PM PST by billybudd
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To: mmanager
Stepped out for a buzz-cut, I'm thinking. ;)
13 posted on 03/10/2007 4:34:46 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

O.K. I'll take your view. He rode a cow and got the hell out of there. Him and the cow are now in hiding chewing their cud.


14 posted on 03/10/2007 4:35:06 PM PST by mmanager (Rudy = The GAG ONE - Guns, Abortion and Gays - Remove one and call yourself conservative.)
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To: airborne
I wonder if Amisha Patel is also missing!


15 posted on 03/10/2007 4:35:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Kinda looks like a Holstein calf.


16 posted on 03/10/2007 4:36:28 PM PST by mmanager (Rudy = The GAG ONE - Guns, Abortion and Gays - Remove one and call yourself conservative.)
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To: mylife

I could be enlightened if I slept under her tree.


17 posted on 03/10/2007 4:36:43 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

;0)


18 posted on 03/10/2007 4:37:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: SpaceBar

One full second! LOL!


19 posted on 03/10/2007 4:39:36 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Veritas. Gravitas. Ohmygas.)
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To: tet68

She comes from the Shaeleigh breed. Good stock.


20 posted on 03/10/2007 4:41:09 PM PST by mmanager (Rudy = The GAG ONE - Guns, Abortion and Gays - Remove one and call yourself conservative.)
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To: tet68

I'm thinking about a plant shorter than a tree. ;O)


21 posted on 03/10/2007 4:42:39 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Veritas. Gravitas. Ohmygas.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
One full second! LOL!

Evidently we had the same mental picture.
22 posted on 03/10/2007 4:45:53 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: LibKill

And as I think of it.... Jesus didn't make that claim. It was, John, the voice from the cloud and then Peter. Actually, His mother was the first to tell Him to do a miracle. He did finally confirm the "accusation" of the High Priest at the beginning of his ordeal and later Pilot asked Him whether He was King of the Jews and He said "yes."


23 posted on 03/10/2007 4:46:51 PM PST by Mercat
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To: mmanager

Disneyland or McDonalds.

He will show up at one of them.


24 posted on 03/10/2007 4:47:25 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: mmanager

"Ram Bahadur Bomjam, 17, who shot to fame in 2005 when his supporters said he had begun a meditation session that would go on uninterrupted for years,"


Heck, that's NUTHIN'....!!!

We've got College Students who are 29 and STILL haven't declared a major.


25 posted on 03/10/2007 4:51:37 PM PST by JB in Whitefish
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To: LibKill

"When someone claims to be holy, let alone godlike, or even god-on-earth, I have to laugh.

Only the judgement of history can make such claims."

So, 2000 years ago, when Christ was walking around saying He was the Son of God, you would have laughed?

Just asking.

....Bob


26 posted on 03/10/2007 4:52:19 PM PST by Lokibob (Some people are like slinkys. Useless, but if you throw them down the stairs, you smile.)
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To: JB in Whitefish

"We've got College Students who are 29 and STILL haven't declared a major"

Ping to me on that one. Tuition, the gift that just keeps ...


27 posted on 03/10/2007 4:54:07 PM PST by mmanager (Rudy = The GAG ONE - Guns, Abortion and Gays - Remove one and call yourself conservative.)
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To: Lokibob
So, 2000 years ago, when Christ was walking around saying He was the Son of God, you would have laughed?

Just asking.

....Bob

I am not a Jew living in Roman-dominated palestine in 30-40 BC.

Perhaps I would have laughed. Perhaps I would have said and done nothing. Perhaps I would have followed him.

I was not there, and neither were you.

28 posted on 03/10/2007 5:10:44 PM PST by LibKill (RudycRAT is lying his way to power. Look at his record. He's 100% DemocRAT.)
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To: Lokibob

Gee whiz....don't CRUCIFY the guy, after all....he's got his doubts, Thomas...!!!


29 posted on 03/10/2007 5:20:24 PM PST by JB in Whitefish
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To: mmanager
He's off doing the "wild thing" with some village cutie.

17, huh.......yeah, he's "meditating" alright.

30 posted on 03/10/2007 5:22:59 PM PST by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: LibKill

I thought he referred to himself as the son of man.......


31 posted on 03/10/2007 5:24:54 PM PST by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: LibKill; JB in Whitefish
Not crucifying anybody. I was just wondering how to tell when Christ returns, that He is the real thing.

Apparently Lib has no more idea than I do, so will just have to continue to ask.

.....Bob
32 posted on 03/10/2007 5:26:35 PM PST by Lokibob (Some people are like slinkys. Useless, but if you throw them down the stairs, you smile.)
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To: Thumper1960
I thought he referred to himself as the son of man.......

So did Jesus of Nazareth.

Also a lot of folks who could not shine my boots, including Charles Manson.

I could refer to myself as the "son of man" or even as "son of god".

I know better. I am just an ordinary man. A working stiff. A VOTER.

33 posted on 03/10/2007 5:28:56 PM PST by LibKill (RudycRAT is lying his way to power. Look at his record. He's 100% DemocRAT.)
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To: Lokibob

"I was just wondering how to tell when Christ returns, that He is the real thing.

Apparently Lib has no more idea than I do, so will just have to continue to ask.

.....Bob"


Well, it would be MY guess that those who don't know NOW....won't know THEN, either....!!!


34 posted on 03/10/2007 5:32:26 PM PST by JB in Whitefish
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To: LibKill
I neglected to capitalize.

mea culpa.

***I thought He referred to Himself as the son of man.......

Referring, of course, to Jesus, son of Joseph, of the House of David.

35 posted on 03/10/2007 5:34:02 PM PST by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: Thumper1960

Just back, what happened to the buddha boy?


36 posted on 03/10/2007 5:39:30 PM PST by mmanager (Rudy = The GAG ONE - Guns, Abortion and Gays - Remove one and call yourself conservative.)
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To: mmanager
Just back, what happened to the buddha boy?

Got laid.

Got a job.

Met Hildebeast on her "goodwill tour".

Was so repulsed, went back into the jungle and hid in a dark cave.

37 posted on 03/10/2007 5:43:17 PM PST by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: Mercat

Jesus Claims to be God.
http://www.rationalchristianity.net/jesus_claim.html; http://www.probe.org/content/view/90/77/


38 posted on 03/10/2007 5:57:01 PM PST by keats5 (tolerance of intolerant people is cultural suicide)
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To: mmanager

He's on tour

39 posted on 03/10/2007 5:59:09 PM PST by Tribune7 (A bleeding heart does nothing but ruin the carpet)
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To: keats5

Let's try that first link again.
http://www.rationalchristianity.net/jesus_claim.html


40 posted on 03/10/2007 6:05:28 PM PST by keats5 (tolerance of intolerant people is cultural suicide)
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To: mmanager
He's hunting with Dick Cheney...

"He told his priest Indra Lama that he would meditate somewhere in other undisclosed locations."

41 posted on 03/10/2007 9:35:52 PM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Looks like your typical emo slacker doing anything to avoid getting a real job.


42 posted on 03/10/2007 10:20:10 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Hugo in a Pantsuit... I know,I know... it's serious.)
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To: LibKill

No historian here, but don't you mean 30-40 A.D.?


43 posted on 03/11/2007 1:27:10 AM PST by Mathews (Ambition, absent a moral compass, is naked destruction.)
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No historian here, but don't you mean 30-40 A.D.?

Yep. I booted that one badly!

44 posted on 03/11/2007 6:33:07 AM PDT by LibKill (RudycRAT is lying his way to power. Look at his record. He's 100% DemocRAT.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Yep. But if people suddenly started telling me that "I" was a god, and I was a 17 year old, I'd milk it too, LOL!

There's a sucker born every minute. Maybe this kid is smarter than he looks? ;)


45 posted on 03/11/2007 7:16:13 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: mmanager

Disneyland or McDonalds.

He will show up at one of them.


46 posted on 03/11/2007 10:53:43 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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