Thursday, July 12, 2018

Remembering "Buddha Boy" (video)

Best Documentary, April 4, 2018; Dhr. Seven, Crystal Quintero (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Nepal: little buddha (full documentary)
In Nepal, five hours from Kathmandu, thousands of people regardless of caste go each day on a pilgrimage, on foot or by cart. For there in the middle of the forest is a teenage boy they come to see, meditate, and pray in front of, Ram Bahadur Bomjon. Twenty-four hours a day this young man sits at the roots of a large tree in deep meditation. He does not move, does not eat, does not drink, does not go to the bathroom. He remains seated quietly, breathing very lightly, very gently, and does not need anything. For believers he is the Future Buddha Maitreya now born on the planet. Miracle or not? We follow the traces of this boy that all Nepal is already calling "Little Buddha."

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