Friday, August 2, 2013

Scientific Community Puzzled After Meditating "Buddha Boy" Goes Without Food Or Water For Ten Months

A meditating teenage boy in south-central Nepal who went without food or water for 10 months has changed the way we look at modern science and medicine forever. In 2006, Discovery Channel film crew traveled to Nepal to establish if it was possible for a human to abstain from all sustenance, water included, by filming “Buddha Boy” continuously for four days and nights.

Ram Bahadur Bomjon, also known as “Buddha Boy” attracted thousands of visitors and media attention when he began his mysterious meditation without food and water on 16 May 2005.

Most people can live without food for several weeks, with the body drawing on its fat and protein stores. But the average human can survive for only three to four days without water.

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. The film crew concluded that: “After 96 hours of filming, Ram has defied modern science by continuing his meditation and remaining alive.”

The Discovery Channel documentary film produced was titled “The Boy With Divine Powers” and you can watch it below

What is most incredible about the film footage is that the boy showed no signs of classical physical deterioration caused by dehydration. Close inspection by the film crew of the area around the tree where Ram was sitting confirmed no hidden food supply or water pipes. According to science, an average person would be expected to die from kidney failure after four days without drinking any fluids. 

 However, this doesn't seem to be the case for a person who can reach a high level of meditation or a person who can harvest energy from other sources, such as the sun. In fact, there have been other extreme cases of food and water fasting, such as that of an Indian man who claims not to have eaten or drunk anything for 70 years. 

 Many have argued that Ram Bahadur Bomjon is the reincarnation of Buddha. However Ram himself has denied this fact but rather he claims that to have been “enlightened” like Buddha after his long meditation. Over the following years after the filming of the documentary, Bomjon has reappeared and blessed thousands of pilgrims – only to disappear again and meditate.

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  1. I said it before, I'll say it again: I call bullshit. They only filmed him for four days. A healthy person can go without food or water for six days. If your meditating the whole time, your metabolism and heartbeat would be slow enough that I bet you could go even ten days or so. Anything above that, you're dead. Sorry...this is bullshit.

    1. Fair enough... but, even after four days without food and water you would start to show signs of deterioration. They say he didn't.

    2. Here is some nasa proof

  2. If this were real, it would be on every major network worldwide and on the cover of ever major newspaper.

    I agree; it is a ruse.

    1. I understand how a person would like to believe the media would cover such a thing but unfortunately, this is not the case either - as this case points out. This man is one of many, and yet much of the world has no idea.

      Hop online and dig a little deeper then the local opinion. There is a lot about life that mainstream has never touched.

      And if these people are doing this, you can decide it's not real, or you could choose to learn how they do it and what such personal mastery entails.


    2. regarding the media. if it cant make money (sell advertising) and in this case actually cost big food companies money they wont be able to sell advertising, so they would be doing themselves out of a job and so on and so on.

      if it cant make money it wont get told.

    3. You are a fine example of how people are brainwashed. If it's not in the big Media it's not real. You should get real my friend! The real reality is not on the BIG news!

  3. most animals seem to be able to go without food or water for long periods living in the harshest environments in the world such as the deserts and the poles and see to cope quite well. Human kind has survived ice ages and still we remain, maybe we are harder than we give ourselves credit for

  4. India is lousy with charlatans, unless he can prove he is doing something special, He's just another mystic conman.

  5. He was NOT in a controlled environment, until he is and does the same for more than is humanly possible then this proves exactly ZERO!