05-24-2006, 06:17 AM
I just wanted to post this because I found it quite interesting although I'm not sure if it means anything.
I was recently perusing the new issue of GQ (yes, Gentleman's Quarterly, I know, I know) when I came upon and article by a writer who had trekked to Nepal to see the "Buddha Boy", a young boy who fasted for months and months with no eveident sustenance. Many believe this boy to be some sort of godly incarnation and have made pilgramages to see him. Expecting some sort of mockery, the article was a fascinating account of the entire phenomenon in which the author both concluded there was no secret way the boy was getting food and also saw bright lights emanating from the boy's forehead late at night along with a monk. Still, what most caught my attention was that in the postscript, the Buddha Boy had dissapeared without a trace, only in March of 2006 to return briefly to speak with the town elders, telling them he would be back again in six years. That is, 2012.
05-25-2006, 07:18 AM
Wow, the 2012 piece is quite an interesting wrinkle in that story... maybe he will return and carry us all into the Land of Pure Bliss, without having to bother with all that chanting stuff ;)
It's funny.... last night I began writing a fiction story/poem about the boy. In my story though he never leaves the tree, but instead becomes part of it and the natural landscape, to teach everyone a lesson about being. I'll post it here when I'm finished with it.
For anyone who isn't familiar with the story, here is the AP article about him:
Boy in Nepal draws crowds; some say he's Buddha reincarnate
By Sujit Mahat, AP
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A teenage boy has been meditating in a Nepalese jungle for six months, and thousands have flocked to see him, with some believing he is the reincarnation of Buddha, police and media said Wednesday.
Ram Bahadur Banjan, 15, has meditated, allegedly sans food or water, in the Nepalese jungle for six months.
Ram Bahadur Banjan, 15, sits cross-legged and motionless with eyes closed among the roots of a tree in the jungle of Bara, about 100 miles south of the capital, Katmandu.
He's supposedly been that way since May 17 — but his followers have been keeping him from public view at night.
A reporter for the Kantipur newspaper, Sujit Mahat, said he spent two days at the site, and that about 10,000 people are believed to visit daily.
Soldiers have been posted in the area for crowd control, officials said.
A makeshift parking lot and cluster of food stalls have sprung up near Banjan's retreat, an area not previously frequented by visitors.
Many visitors believe Banjan is a reincarnation of Gautama Siddhartha, who was born not far away in southwestern Nepal around 500 B.C. and later became revered as the Buddha, which means Enlightened One.
Others aren't so sure.
Police inspector Chitra Bahadur Gurung said officers have interviewed the boy's associates about their claim that Banjan has gone six months without food or drink.
Officers have not directly questioned the boy, who appears deep in meditation and doesn't speak.
"We have a team ... investigating the claim on how anyone can survive for so long without food and water," Gurung said.
Local officials have also asked the Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology in Katmandu to send scientists to examine Banjan.
Mahat said visitors can catch a glimpse of Banjan from a roped-off area about 80 feet away from him between dawn and dusk.
Followers then place a screen in front of him, blocking the view and making it impossible to know what he is doing at night, Mahat said.
"We could not say what happens after dark," Mahat said. "People only saw what went on in the day, and many believed he was some kind of god."
Buddhism teaches that right thinking and self-control can enable people to achieve nirvana — a divine state of peace and release from desire. Buddhism has about 325 million followers, mostly in Asia.
Copyright 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
05-27-2006, 12:42 PM
light coming from his head! Wow -- I've seen that happen with the person I took qigong classes from so I know it's possible. I'm surprised because the boy meditating wasn't sitting in full-lotus and so I thought it was faked. Not necessarily though and this seems to indicate otherwise. Fascinating about the 2012 deal.
It just seems that if "time" ends then predicting "when" it "ends" is counter-intuitive.
But then maybe that's just me.
05-30-2006, 03:16 PM
when it ends for everyone, not just the few...If must of us got killed but few lived. There babies will still be in time if they are surviving on this sphere. So...We will just live in differnt octaves and physicly be unable to destroy the planet.
Mans evolution gave us spellcheck
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