July 27, 2010

Buddha Boy Back with a Vengeance

Even Buddha boy gets angry.*

Ram Bahadur Bamjan, popularly known as Buddha boy, is back in the news after capturing and beating 17 locals near Manaharwa village in the Bara district of Nepal. He reportedly held the victims for 24 hours and beat them with sticks. Why this happened is unclear. The Himalayan Times reports that it was because the locals were “trying to scuttle his meditation,” while they were collecting vegetables in the Ratanpuri forest. A nepalnews.com article, however, claims that Bamjan was upset with the locals for taking part in the animal sacrifices of the Gadhimai festival—claims Bamjan has denied.

See previous Buddha boy blog coverage here.

*He claims that he was not angry during the beating.

Image: © Nepal Republic Media

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Sindhi's picture

The older this fella gets, the crazier he will become. Use any excuse you want--"wrathful actions," whatever; this man-child is a fake and has been played like a violin for his family's gain. Siddhartha's message was simple. There need be no other interpreter.

Shroudwoman's picture

In Buddhism these actions are called Wrathful Actions and are motivated by compassion NOT anger. They are called for when people are acting particularly stupid like making animal sacrifice ( which is one of the 5 heinious actions).
Wrathful actions are never understood by ordinary people who always mistake them for something else out of their ignorance.

Maura's picture

I wonder why "Buddha boy" was in the news in the first place. Why are there these tensions and aggressions in this part of Nepal? Interestingly, the Dalai Lama, a day or so ago, posted this on FB: "Sometimes harsh words or physical intervention may be called for. Patience safeguards our inner composure." And sometimes our teachers reprimand us or speak severely, without getting angry. The report is odd, funny, but raises some serious questions. Thank you, Tricycle, for scanning the world news media for such items.

Eric W.'s picture

hahah@David B...too funny!

David B's picture

Buddha Boy, Buddha Boy -
What you gonna do?
What you gonna do?
Om mani padme hum

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