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Buddha Boy In Meditation for 4Years

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8/5/2010 1:49:52 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Buddha Boy (Ram Bahadur Bomjon) who is now 20 years old has been meditating for 4 years (since mid-2005) without food or water. It hasn't been verified that he has gone 4 years without food and water but it has been verified by Discovery Channel (who filmed him nonstop) that he has gone without water for 4 days, which people would be dead on the 4th day without water.

It's also amazing that he can sit in the meditation position for 4 days straight during waking and sleeping hours without budging. Not to mention, an average body would begin to decay, especially from being exposed to rays outside.

This is not a supernatural feat, but a demonstration of a highly trained mind and mental abilities.

According to the physician/health (who was skeptical) expert on the documentary: "He's managing to control his body's physiological processes which no one has demonstrated before. It's not something you ever see in Western society and to how that's being controlled is beyond my level of knowledge."

The Bikkhus (monks) explained that he is using meditative/yogic techniques to control the processes of the body.

When he set off on his meditation journey, he said he would continue for 6 years, so he will be done with his meditation in 2 years (2012).
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8/5/2010 1:50:27 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
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8/5/2010 1:56:48 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/5/2010 1:49:52 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Buddha Boy (Ram Bahadur Bomjon) who is now 20 years old has been meditating for 4 years (since mid-2005) without food or water. It hasn't been verified that he has gone 4 years without food and water but it has been verified by Discovery Channel (who filmed him nonstop) that he has gone without water for 4 days, which people would be dead on the 4th day without water.

It's also amazing that he can sit in the meditation position for 4 days straight during waking and sleeping hours without budging. Not to mention, an average body would begin to decay, especially from being exposed to rays outside.

This is not a supernatural feat, but a demonstration of a highly trained mind and mental abilities.

According to the physician/health (who was skeptical) expert on the documentary: "He's managing to control his body's physiological processes which no one has demonstrated before. It's not something you ever see in Western society and to how that's being controlled is beyond my level of knowledge."

The Bikkhus (monks) explained that he is using meditative/yogic techniques to control the processes of the body.

When he set off on his meditation journey, he said he would continue for 6 years, so he will be done with his meditation in 2 years (2012).

So you are saying that this indolent layabout has done absolutely nothing for the past four years?

The lazy bastard. GET A JOB!
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8/5/2010 1:59:50 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Forgot to post the Wiki link:

http://en.wikipedia.org...
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8/5/2010 2:01:17 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/5/2010 1:56:48 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:

So you are saying that this indolent layabout has done absolutely nothing for the past four years?

The lazy bastard. GET A JOB!

Lol. I love you Brian. xD
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8/5/2010 2:18:23 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Just a clarification.

- He has denied that he is a Buddha. He has not reached Buddhahood yet.
- He has denied that he is the reincarnation of Buddha as his admirers have falsely claimed. The original Buddha attained Nirvana and thus already completed his last and final rebirth 2,500 years ago.
- He didn't give himself the name Buddha Boy. That's just the nickname he was given.
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8/5/2010 2:22:17 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I just watched the videos and read the article. It's either a hoax or the boy has some insane mind, meditating skills. Very interesting regardless though.
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8/5/2010 3:45:03 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/5/2010 3:36:28 AM, Puck wrote:
A 10-12 is the limit the body can go without water - not 4 days. :P

Uh, it depends on the temperature, but even at the coolest temperature, that's not possible (on average).

Survival without water

120 degrees: 2 days
110 degrees: 3 days
100 degrees: 5 days
90 degrees: 7 days
80 degrees: 9 days
70 degrees: 10 days
60 degrees: 10 days
50 degrees: 10 days

http://www.survivaltopics.com...
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8/5/2010 3:47:01 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/5/2010 3:40:42 AM, Zetsubou wrote:
Lies/Cheats/Fraud.

Impossible. Hurr durr derperdy doo.

"As Discovery Channel's commentator concluded: "After 96 hours of filming, Ram has defied modern science by continuing his meditation and remaining alive." According to scientists on the documentary, an average person would be expected to die from kidney failure after four days without drinking any fluids (although cases of inedia lasting for a whole week have been observed and the recorded Guinness World Record of inedia is eighteen days). The boy showed no signs of classical physical deterioration caused by dehydration. A close inspection by the film crew of the area around the tree where Ram was sitting revealed no hidden food supply or water pipes." -- http://en.wikipedia.org...
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8/5/2010 3:50:53 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/5/2010 3:45:03 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 8/5/2010 3:36:28 AM, Puck wrote:
A 10-12 is the limit the body can go without water - not 4 days. :P

Uh, it depends on the temperature, but even at the coolest temperature, that's not possible (on average).

Survival without water

120 degrees: 2 days
110 degrees: 3 days
100 degrees: 5 days
90 degrees: 7 days
80 degrees: 9 days
70 degrees: 10 days
60 degrees: 10 days
50 degrees: 10 days

http://www.survivaltopics.com...

Btw, where Buddha Boy was (Nepal), the summer temps reach 104 degrees, so he would be around the range of 3 - 5 day survival without water.
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8/5/2010 4:04:29 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/5/2010 3:47:01 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 8/5/2010 3:40:42 AM, Zetsubou wrote:
Lies/Cheats/Fraud.

Impossible. Hurr durr derperdy doo.

"As Discovery Channel's commentator concluded: "After 96 hours of filming, Ram has defied modern science by continuing his meditation and remaining alive." According to scientists on the documentary, an average person would be expected to die from kidney failure after four days without drinking any fluids (although cases of inedia lasting for a whole week have been observed and the recorded Guinness World Record of inedia is eighteen days). The boy showed no signs of classical physical deterioration caused by dehydration. A close inspection by the film crew of the area around the tree where Ram was sitting revealed no hidden food supply or water pipes." -- http://en.wikipedia.org...

Lol, they only filmed him in the day.
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8/5/2010 4:08:47 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/5/2010 4:04:29 AM, Zetsubou wrote:
Lol, they only filmed him in the day.

"On a second attempt a few weeks later, however, the film crew was able to film Ram continuously for 96 hours, day and night, during which time he did not change his position and did not drink any fluids or eat any food." -- http://en.wikipedia.org...
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8/5/2010 4:11:34 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/5/2010 4:08:47 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 8/5/2010 4:04:29 AM, Zetsubou wrote:
Lol, they only filmed him in the day.

"On a second attempt a few weeks later, however, the film crew was able to film Ram continuously for 96 hours, day and night, during which time he did not change his position and did not drink any fluids or eat any food." -- http://en.wikipedia.org...

4 days is rare but possible. Try two weeks and he wins.
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8/5/2010 4:18:12 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/5/2010 4:11:34 AM, Zetsubou wrote:
4 days is rare but possible. Try two weeks and he wins.

Well, they did 4 days, 2 times in a row so technically it's 8 days.
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8/5/2010 4:46:16 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
There's also good doubt that they actually did film that amount (there are some claims to the contrary) - add that no doctor was able to inspect him, nor could the film makers and especially nor could the Indian Rationalists who went there to investigate, and you have the makings of just another Indian Mystic Fraud™. A simple saline pack would do it. :P
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8/5/2010 10:08:58 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/5/2010 1:49:52 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Buddha Boy (Ram Bahadur Bomjon) who is now 20 years old has been meditating for 4 years (since mid-2005) without food or water. It hasn't been verified that he has gone 4 years without food and water but it has been verified by Discovery Channel (who filmed him nonstop) that he has gone without water for 4 days, which people would be dead on the 4th day without water.
To answer your question: those people that had a weak constitution would be dead after 4 days of not drinking water.

It's also amazing that he can sit in the meditation position for 4 days straight during waking and sleeping hours without budging. Not to mention, an average body would begin to decay, especially from being exposed to rays outside.
Come on.

This is not a supernatural feat, but a demonstration of a highly trained mind and mental abilities.
And a wonderful demonstration of how people still like to drink Koolaid.

According to the physician/health (who was skeptical) expert on the documentary: "He's managing to control his body's physiological processes which no one has demonstrated before. It's not something you ever see in Western society and to how that's being controlled is beyond my level of knowledge."
I guess he's never heard of David Blaine.

The Bikkhus (monks) explained that he is using meditative/yogic techniques to control the processes of the body.
Right.

When he set off on his meditation journey, he said he would continue for 6 years, so he will be done with his meditation in 2 years (2012).
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8/5/2010 11:16:13 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/5/2010 1:49:52 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Buddha Boy (Ram Bahadur Bomjon) who is now 20 years old has been meditating for 4 years (since mid-2005) without food or water. It hasn't been verified that he has gone 4 years without food and water but it has been verified by Discovery Channel (who filmed him nonstop) that he has gone without water for 4 days, which people would be dead on the 4th day without water.

It's also amazing that he can sit in the meditation position for 4 days straight during waking and sleeping hours without budging. Not to mention, an average body would begin to decay, especially from being exposed to rays outside.

This is not a supernatural feat, but a demonstration of a highly trained mind and mental abilities.

No it's an example of fraud.
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