BBC NEWS | South Asia | Scientists to check Nepal Buddha boy
Posted On December 1, 2005
This kid has become big business as visitors flock to see him. One local contingent advocates to maintain proper conditions for his meditating, while another is apparently demanding evidence that his feat is “real.”
He is reported to have spoken only several times during the six month meditation – two of the times were when bitten by two different snakes.
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.