Monday, October 11, 2010

BUDDHA BOY 2010 (Discovery Channel)

Buddha Boy (Ram Bahadur Bomjon or Palden Dorje) is a Nepalese teenager whose remarkable path parallels the life of Siddhartha Gautama, who meditated until he reached buddhahood. This documentary establishes that Buddha Boy is indeed meditating 24 hours a day without any food or water, a medical impossibility. The camera keeps rolling nonstop for four days, the amount of time it takes a human to die of dehydration.

Discovery Channel documentary: "The Boy With Divine Powers" (5 part series)

The meditating teenager was seen sweating and shifting during that time but continued his endeavor unabated. The cameras were absent when Buddha Boy spontaneously burst into flames as claimed by 59 eye witnesses. The flames, possibly a result of a Tibetan meditation practice known as tumo, did not consume him. They came from him. Amateur footage of at least part of the event show him standing and somewhat distressed by the heat.

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