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Unsolved Mysteries - Thousands flock to see Nepal's 'Buddha boy'

A meditating teenage boy in south-central Nepal is drawing the attention of scientists after attracting huge crowds in the past six months and earning himself the name Buddha-reincarnate.

They are mulling over how to examine him without disturbing his meditation. Ram Bahadur Bamjan's friends, relatives and managers say he has been meditating without drinking water for six months now and that he will carry on for another six years until he gains enlightenment.

Siddartha Gautama, who Buddhists believe later attained Nirvana, was born in 560 BC.

Grown weak

Word spread quickly about the teenager and people around Ratanapuri village in Bara district began to visit Bamjan, 15, who has been sitting cross-legged in a traditional Buddha posture under a peepal tree.

Bamjan's eyes are closed and his body firm, encased in a whitish shawl. His hair has grown long and has almost covered his eyes. Villagers say he has grown weak. His picture has been appearing regularly in newspapers and people now look for updates on him.

Many around Bara worship him as the reincarnation of the Buddha. The tree is festooned and the air has the smell of incense sticks. The dramatically increased movement of people has generated economic opportunities.

Makeshift shops have sprung up and offerings in cash and kind are on the rise. "Almost 500,000 rupees ($7,000) have been deposited in the bank by devotees," says Prajapati Koirala, a senior government administrator in the area. That is apart from the donations visitors make on the spot.

Local people have formed a committee to make sure Bamjan gets the right environment to meditate and to manage the influx of visitors and the offerings they make. The most frequently asked questions: Does he remain seated like that and meditate even at night? Does he not eat or drink at all? Some say he has eaten nothing since he began his meditation, others that he used to take a milk-like liquid from the roots of the peepal tree at the beginning.






Oviously, these people know nothing about Bhuddhism. There's no such thing as the reincarnation of the Buddha. If one meditates
untill gainning the enlightenment, that means the person will no  longer need things which all humans do. And when time comes, that person will leave the body peacefully and will never be reborned or reincarnated ever again. That boy is not Buddha-reincarnate but he will become buddha if he finally succeeds in gainning that enlightenment.



That raises a question that does Buddha or otyher enlightened souls have any supernatural powers or they just meditate and pass on peacefully .. I mean how does the world benefits from these souls ?


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well what do most Buddhist say about the enlightenment?


Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. For anything is better than a life standing still.

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