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Buddha Boy Absconds – or Disappears

The weekend disappearance of a Nepalese boy whom supporters
hail as a reincarnation of the Buddha has sparked a nationwide search.

Supporters have showered 16-year old "Buddha
Boy
" Ram Bahadur Bomjan with
money and gifts for allegedly sitting in motionless meditation in the
roots of
a
pipal tree without taking food or water, or using the toilet, since May
16 last year.

"He left as there was a lot of noise in the meditation area," his
friend Prem Lama told the Kathmandu Post.

A search using plain-clothes police and civilians failed to find the
boy, but he had been glimpsed in the jungle surrounding the meditation
site at Bara district 250 kilometres (150 miles) south of Kathmandu,
the Himalayan Times reported

"The boy disappeared at around three in the morning Saturday while the
people who guard the site were sleeping," Shankar Acharya, a journalist
from Bara, told AFP.

The boy had told supporters through a friend that he was not a reincarnation
of Buddha but was an "austere sage."

Gautama Siddhartha, who later became known as Buddha or the Enlightened
One, is believed to have been born in the same region near the border
with India in around 500 BC.

Expect the kid to surface in California, dude, and come
between Angelina and Brad….

from AFP

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