“Abstaining oneself from worldly pleasure and indulging into meditation for such a longer period of time, where one’s mind and soul is purely devoted to peace and harmony as well as striving to achieve spiritual wisdom, Ram Bahadur Bomjon quite well live up to his promise in spreading peace. However, the irony is that since few years he has been in media but for all the wrong reasons.
In the year 2010, Ram Bahadur Bomjon aka Buddha Boy with his followers thrashed 17 local villagers of Bara District and held them captive nearly for 24 hours as they were accused of disturbing His meditation. Again in the year 2012, Bomjon held two women (45 year old Slovakian woman and another Nepali Woman) hostage for 3 months. They were accused by his followers for practicing witchcraft to disrupt Bomjon’s meditation. Later when the news were published in media regarding the hostages of two women, his followers set them free but threatened not to disclose anything to media or to people during their 3 months detention. …
The violence not only stop there but again with followers of Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh obstructed vehicular movement and clashed with local people of Bara district for not issuing Bomjan’s citizenship in the name of “Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh” which is against the law. However the members of the group managed to issue fake citizenship certificate but later it was cancelled after legal authority found out this incident. After this event, he held his 12 year old sister Ranjita as hostage after his mother Mayadevi did not allow him and his followers to hand out her citizenship card to them which was necessary to issue Bomjon’s citizenship and diplomatic passport. Following the incident, Bomjon’s mother sent her two sons to free their younger sister, but again the members of Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh detained both of the brothers. However all the three siblings were released later after the request from their mother Mayadevi.
All such terror and violence has not only led to tarnish the image of Buddhism but also raises the question of does Bomjon deserves to be called ”Buddha boy” and messenger of peace?
“But the world is submerged in its own selfish aim and nobody could keep the search of soul and the super soul in their heart. Today the world is in search of non violence and guidance in the form of kindness.”- These are some of the preaching of Bomjon but seems like one also needs to understand the simple fact that “Practice what you preach”.
Original article found under the title “Who is Ram Bahadur Bomjon Buddha Boy” on:
In case the Official Sangha of Ram Bomjon would force the author to delete his article, as they managed in so many other cases, below are the archived versions:
Related external websites and videos:
http://maitriyaguru.blogspot.com/ (A media version of the Ram Bomjon Controversy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSCYLDY47DI (September 2, 2014 violence)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjwLPiTofyk (Attack on journalists by Bomjon’s attendants)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXUoB_fVepU (Two women kidnapped by Ram Bomjon – Avenue TV documentary 2012, English subtitles)