Ram Bomjon’s Nepalese handlers and souvenir hawkers, besides telling the world that he managed to meditate without eating or drinking for six months and then just up and went on a journey of five days and nights in the forest on foot, have informed us that he has a light shining out of his forehead. “It looks a bit like when you shine a torch through your hand,” says Tek Bahadur Lama, one of Bomjon’s committee of handlers.
If you want to find out the scientific details on how Ram Bomjon managed to go for many months without eating and drinking, I refer you to our visitor James’ excellent analysis on the subject. I’m still waiting to figure out how after going for six months without food or water a solitary kid can walk for five days and nights straight, but I’m sure that has to do with the scientific ins and outs of the special human meditation gene thingy Ram Bomjon has had activated. Let’s leave these scientific matters for a moment, since they’re so well-covered elsewhere.
Instead, I’d like to know the scientific basis for the light that emanates out of Ram Bomjon’s forehead. Being a lowly non-scientist myself, my first thought was that such a thing would be impossible. But then I thought, hey, who am I to say? After all, there are bioluminescent squid out there! Maybe it’s another spiffy gene expression thingy. I mean, anything’s possible, right? Why not have an open mind?
That’s just my theory. I’d like to hear your own scientific explanation for the light emanating from Ram Bomjon’s forehead. My own profane forehead may not be illuminated, but I’m all ears.