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.
I remember when this happened. It was during a very traumatic time in my life and I kept the article taped to my wall so I could see him every day. I think I just took it down when I moved my desk across the building last year.