A Student of Kundalini Yoga opening to the path of Kundalini Yoga Instructor
Ram Bahadur Bomjon, also known as Palden Dorje,
(buddha boy), his official Buddhist name, is from Ratanapuri village, Bara district, Nepal. Born on a full moon (Chaitra Purnima), April 9, 1990, Palden Dorje has sat for severe meditation (kachhen duba) without food or water since, May 16, 2005 until the present.
After about ten months of meditation, Palden Dorje went missing on 11 March 2006. Due to his lack of explanation, some believed he was abducted. His followers theorized that he went deeper into the woods to look for a quieter place to meditate.
On 19 March a group of Palden’s followers met with him about 3 kilometers southwest of his meditation site. They say they spoke to him for thirty minutes, during which Palden said “there is no peace here” and that he would return in six years, or roughly 2011 or 2012 (interesting dates). He left a message for his parents telling them not to worry.
On 25 December 2006, villagers in Bara district spotted Palden meditating. He was carrying a sword which he had used to protect himself in the jungle, reminding reporters that “Even Gautama Buddha had to protect himself,” and claimed to have eaten nothing but herbs in the interim. He reiterated his commitment to Buddhist devotion for six years and said he would allow people to come observe him if they kept away some distance and didn’t bother him. When a reporter pointed out that pilgrims to his meditation site would be making donations in his name, he asked for the donations to not be abused or used for commercial purposes. A new wave of visitors came to see him and pray at his new meditation spot. On 8 March 2007 he left Bara district to again find a quieter place to meditate.
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I find this interview to be very telling of the kind of character and humility in that culture and family.
Teachings given on October 19, 2007 – Translation: Unknown
“Prayers of Kunchu Sum, the three divine beings.Peace among all living creatures
and for the spiritual welfare of mankind, this is a message:
I salute all religious seekers. I salute all monks. And I salute all religious sangha.
Since I have received a command from the Bhagavan of the three jewels to liberate and uplift humankind and the creatures of the world, I have abided by the promise to free the transient world from the ocean of emotions, and to free the world from worldly ignorance; I have been contemplating single mindedly to free human kind and all living creatures. All sentient beings want to be liberated from worldly sorrows and pains. But by birth they are not equipped as humankind to seek after spirituality and get freed. They are also praying to Bhagavan. They are glad to be in this world. Humankind are creating traditions that will destroy the entire humanity and living creatures. In the name of religion; killings, violence, anger, jealousy and divisions are being promoted. There is only one atma (higher self); this has one form; the higher self of all humans is the same, only the tradition and customs are different. Always embrace the path of mercy, compassion, non-violence, peace; this is the message I want to convey to our society and to all the citizens of the world. A true Dharma, the true human Dharma, will always search for truth. The search for truth is the only beneficial way of humans. Despite the existence of thousands of paths; chaos, greed, attachment, anger, and jealousy have imprisoned our society and humankind. In this way the world is heading towards destruction. So it is high time that the citizens of the world take this into consideration. Humans should never forget their ultimate religious duty and their society. Refrain from killings, violence, greed, jealousy, attachments and evil character. Shed the tears of mercy and compassion; show to the world the way of liberation. After we die it is extremely difficult to return to a human life. People think that we don’t reincarnate after death. No, we receive a human life due to our virtuous work. We earn the fruits due to the merits of our work. Now the world is governed by three forms. The first form is greed; the second form is anger; the third form is attachment and jealousy that are ruling this world. May all the religious traditions change. All the religious people need to first find the Truth, and by cultivating mercy, compassion, non-violence, and peace in their hearts, they need to beautify the world with the way of liberation. I will continue to contemplate and meditate on the liberation of living beings by being focused in my path of wisdom until I find the ultimate form of enlightenment, the Samyak Sambodhi. Salute to the ultimate form of enlightenment and may all beings be happy.”
Translated By Raju Mani Gurung
“Murder, violence, greed, anger and temptation has made the human world a desperate place. A terrible storm has descended upon the human world, and this is carrying the world towards destruction.There is only one way to save the world and that is through Dharma.When one doesn’t walk the righteous path of Dharma, this desperate world will surely be destroyed. Therefore, follow the path of Dharma and spread this message to your fellows. Never put obstacles, anger and disbelief in the way of my meditation’s mission. I am only showing you the way; you must seek it on your own. What I will be, what I will do, the coming days will reveal. Human salvation, the salvation of all living beings, and peace in the world are my goal and my path. “Namo Buddha sangaya, Namo Buddha sangaya, namo sangaya.” I am contemplating on the release of this chaotic world from the ocean of emotion, on our detachment from anger and temptation, without straying from the path for even a moment, I am renouncing my own attachment to my life and my home forever, I am working to save all living beings. But in this undisciplined world, my life’s practice is reduced to mere entertainment. The practice and devotion of many Buddhas is directed at the world’s betterment and happiness. It is essential but very difficult to understand that practice and devotion. But though it is easy to lead this ignorant existence, human beings don’t understand that one day we must leave this uncertain world and go with the Lord of Death. Our long attachments with friends and family will dissolve into nothingness. We have to leave behind the wealth and property we have accumulated. What’s the use of my happiness, when those who have loved me from the beginning, my mother, father, brothers, relatives are all unhappy. Therefore, to rescue all sentient beings, I have to be Buddha-mind, and emerge from my underground cave to do “vajra” meditation. To do this I have to realize the right path and knowledge, so do not disturb my practice. My practice detaches me from my body, my soul and this existence. In this situation there will be 72 goddess Kalis. Different gods will be present, along with the sounds of thunder and of “tangur ,” and all the celestial gods and goddesses will be doing “puja” (worship.) So until I have sent a message, do not come here, and please explain this to others. Spread religious knowledge and religious messages throughout the world. Spread the message of world peace to all. Seek a righteous path and wisdom will be yours.”
From November 19th to the 23rd, 2009 Palden Dorje will be giving blessings in Gadhi Mai. He plans this appearance in order to protest the sacrificing of tens of thousands of animals before they take place on the 24th at? the Gadhi Mai Festival near Nijgad in Bara District of Nepal.
Here is a video with his speech and plea for awareness, (yet untranslated) and pictures from Gadhi Mai.
Also please comment if inspired in any way, I’d love to know how you feel about this.
This is big – The Kin recently dethroned King of Nepal is fighting against the festival. In this article Palden Dorje is mentioned also.
“I stopped animal sacrifices at my parents’ house when I was eight,”
says Pramada Shah nee Rana, whose grandfather Nir Shumsher Rana was a field marshall of the Nepal Army. “When I was married to Ashish Shah, King Gyanendra’s nephew, I realised animal sacrifices were deeply rooted in the family tradition. However, I have put an end to that too.”
also and more important
“”- At home, the campaign against the mass animal killings has been boosted by Nepal’s Buddha Boy Ram Bahadur Bomjan taking up cudgels on its behalf. Bomjan, who stunned the world five years ago when he was reported to be meditating without taking food or water, is asking the temple management as well as pilgrims and the district administration not to spill innocent blood in the birthplace of the Buddha, the apostle of peace.
“The campaign is producing results,” said D B Bomjan, a prominent member of the Buddhist Tamang community to which the Buddha Boy belongs. “Three villagers have already handed over three buffalos to us, which were intended for sacrifice at the fair, saying they have had a change of heart.” -”"