Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Boy with Divine Power

Just watched the documentary on The Discovery Channel: The Boy with Divine Power.
It is about a teenager (aka Buddha Boy) who meditates for long period of time. In the documentary, the Discovery Channel crews filmed him continuously for 4 days without food or drink. In today's medical science, most people would be dead.
While his display of deep medidation is out of this world, I found his message deep and meaningful. While I am skeptical if he is the next Buddha (Buddhists are supposed to question and be critical in thinking), I am VERY SURE that he is no ordinary teenager. There is so much wisdom, depth & compassion in his speeches. That's Amazing.
Last year november, I saw an article on him while I was going for my paragliding in Porhara.
He was appealing to the Hindus in Nepal not to Slaughter the thousands of animals for religious sacrifice. Unfortunately, the slaughter went ahead.
See the news report:
The world's biggest animal sacrifice began in Nepal today with the killing of the first of more than 250,000 animals as part of a Hindu festival in the village of Bariyapur, near the border with India. The event, which happens every five years, began with the decapitation of thousands of buffalo, killed in honour of Gadhimai, a Hindu goddess of power.
It is sad, but that is nothing compares to our modern butchery.
Americans consume a million animals an hour!!!

Ram Bahadur Bomjon's Speech against the Slaughter.
I was touched by his compassion.
I really hope that he would provide more wisdom to the world after his 6-years of meditation.

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