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    Scientists examine Nepalese Buddha boy

    Scientists to check Nepal Buddha boy

    By Navin Singh Khadka
    BBC News, Kathmandu

    A meditating teenage boy in south-central Nepal is drawing the attention of scientists after attracting huge crowds in the past six months and earning himself the name Buddha-reincarnate.

    They are mulling over how to examine him without disturbing his meditation.
    Ram Bahadur Bamjan's friends, relatives and managers say he has been meditating without drinking water for six months now and that he will carry on for another six years until he gains enlightenment.

    Siddartha Gautama, who Buddhists believe later attained Nirvana, was born in 560 BC.

    Word spread quickly about the teenager and people around Ratanapuri village in Bara district began to visit Bamjan, 15, who has been sitting cross-legged in a traditional Buddha posture under a peepal tree.
    Bamjan's eyes are closed and his body firm, encased in a whitish shawl.

    His hair has grown long and has almost covered his eyes. Villagers say he has grown weak.

    His picture has been appearing regularly in newspapers and people now look for updates on him.

    Many around Bara worship him as the reincarnation of the Buddha.

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    Senior Member roshni's Avatar
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    Six months of meditation, huh?

    I've always thought it to be more challenging to attain enlightenment while leading an average lifestyle.

    Achieving moments of nirvana amongst the demands of daily life is quite an accomplishment.

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    What nonsense!

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