Last month, I wrote about how Ram Bomjon, the so-called “Buddha Boy” whom many Western Buddhists accepted without skepticism as the latest incarnation of the Buddha Siddhartha Guatama, had entered into a new phase of violent outbursts against his devotees, against the local community where he has established his Sangha, and even against his own family.
Ram Bomjon first held two women hostage for several months, then attacked his siblings, holding two of his brothers hostage and hitting his sister on the head when they tried to reason with him on behalf of their mother, Mayadevi.
A month later, Ram Bomjon (who also goes by the names Tamang Tulku Rinpoche, Guru Buddha Gyani, Palden Dorje, Dharma Sangha given by the Divine, and Boy with the Divine Powers) seems even more desperate than before. According to the Himalayan Times, Bomjon has been forced by law enforcement officials to release his two brothers from captivity, but he continues to hold his 12 year-old sister, Ranjita, as a hostage.
Villagers from Ratanpuri marched to Ram Bomjon’s compound in order to demand the release of Ranjita, but were violently beaten back by Ram Bomjon and his followers.
Ram Bomjon’s older sister has this to say about her famous little brother: “Although he had started meditating to spread peace, he hasn’t lived up to his promise.”
According to Mayadevi, Ram Bomjon says that he will only release Ranjita if his family sends him Mayadevi’s citizenship card. Bomjon needs the citizenship card in order to obtain a passport. Apparently, the Buddha Boy is planning to leave the country of Nepal as quickly as he can.
In a move that would pique the interest of anti-Obama conspiracy theorists (if only they were at all aware of events taking place outside of American borders), Ram Bomjon and his followers had earlier attempted to obtain a passport using a fake birth certificate. Will we soon hear Donald Trump alleging that Ram Bomjon is Barack Obama’s secret love child? Stay tuned.