Buddha Boy

Posted in: Current Events,Spirituality by bill-o on November 16, 2008

After spending about one year of self-imposed isolation and meditation in the forests of southern Nepal, Ram Bahadur Bamjan, a teenage Buddihst, has emerged, at least for a few days, back into Nepali civilization. Now called the “Buddha Boy” by his followers, Bamjan is now teaching and blessing about 10,000 devotees each day. Bamjan’s teachings center on the need for peace and ending discrimination. Some even say that the Buddha Boy is a reincarnation of the Buddha himself, Siddhartha Gautama, but official Buddhist authorities have not made any such determination.

I’m not writing this post to endorse the Buddha Boy or his would-be followers. (In fact, there some who say that the Buddha Boy is a con man.) I’m primarily presenting this to you to show that the spiritual impulse within each of us has not vanished at the start of the 3rd Millenium. There is still a divine spark within us that drives us to seek out the spiritual essence of life. Everyone is on this journey, whether they realize it or not. This yearning moves us towards those who we think have gone further ahead on the journey than we have that me might be inspired and touched by them.

To read more about the Buddha Boy, please see:





As a follow-up to my recent post “A Noticeable Act of Kindness and Mercy in Texas”, I have found the video online and here is where you can see it for yourself:


This is a powerful story; not your typical local TV news story, by any means. It is one of the more powerful stories of love and redemption that I have ever seen on television.