The legend of Buddha Boy has made it around the world today thanks to a story in the Telegraph. Ram Bomjon has spent six months wthout food or water, meditating beneath this tree, according to his devotees.
“A snake bit me but I do not need treatment. I need six years of deep meditation,” explains the 15-year old Bomjon, whose mother, Maya Devi, shares the same name as the mother of the original Buddha, born 160 miles from this site around 543 B.C.E.
No report yet on whether President Bush, traveling in nearby Mongolia will make a visit, but if he reads this blog he may think twice about this opportunity to be born again again. USA Today reported last week that “Bush is a Methodist, but he seemed to get into the Buddhist vibe in South Korea.”