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Bomjon’s self-annihilation farce

 

From: http://web.archive.org/web/20161025233128/http://www.dharma-sangha.com:80/news/2016/07/14/bomjon’s-self-annihilation-farce

 

by This website | Jul 14, 2016

 

Since everything revolves around a myth type marketing construction where content matters very little. It is mainly declarative without any actual clarity, one can only conclude that clarity and precision are of no interest to Mr Bomjon.

 

Bomjon’s self-annihilation farce

Translator’s error or plain none-sense

“The extinction of self is salvation; the annihilation of self is the condition of enlightenment.” – The Buddha

“I come in Self-annihilation and the Grandeur of Inspiration.” William Blake

New path, old paths, authority, submission, new rituals, and the flow of untranslated, unexplained words like maitri bhav, marga guru, guru marga, that’s all that is in display on the window shop of Bomjon’s organization. While in all the major religions, Buddhism included, self-annihilation is actually the goal, here the new super creed of Mr Bomjon turns things upside down, and makes of self-annihilation a threat towards anyone who would opposes what he calls ‘his dharma’.

In stark contrast with all the other Buddhist traditions Ram Bomjon just makes outlandish claims with no explanation or without bringing any elements conducive to understanding. In effect he doesn’t teach anything, as most of what he states is either already known, so nothing new there, or is so far fetched that it serves more the purpose of ridiculing him rather than being of utility to anyone. If any of his claims had any validity we would have by now 10 years later have seen people change for the better thanks to his ‘new’ doctrine. Yet all we really ‘see’ is scandals, violence, his closest entourage executing the most outrageous whims he has at the detriment of anyone standing on their way. We have seen that with every single place that he took possession of. Huge patches of Halkhoriya destroyed, concrete constructions being made without any permit, fights and arguments with neighboring villagers, attacks on journalists, court cases being brought which the entourage does its best to hide from the public, and the list of scandals goes on…

So from compassion for all beings, barely after having uttered the mantra, starts the segregation. He divides beings into 2 camps, the ones to be ‘extinguished’, or self-annihilated, and the ones in the new Disney wonderland of his Super Maitreyian system, submissive, obedient, and renouncing of the ‘old paths’. Not to forget a culinary guide which resolves also dietary questions such as garlic, tumeric, etc. all the way to matrimonial advisory from someone who has a unique understanding of matrimony himself, some self-annihilation recipes and two tea spoons of authority mixed with renouncing the old paths.

While the original Buddha had education and truly embodied his teachings, this wannabe booda only thinks about his own authority, and settles any arguments with violence or by banning even his closest assistants, then blaming them for all the evils he has himself generated. Quite a difference, one would have hoped that with the times we live in, any enlightened being wishing to help others as the original Buddha did or many Bodhisattvas throughout history did, we would get someone that has both the intelligence of this time and era and the means to transmit some valuable insights to people. From the get go, he has been attracting crowds and money and his closest entourage fights for their spot under the projectors, hands wide open to collect any personal benefit they might get for themselves. No wonder that so many people keep leaving his organization as soon as they realize what they are dealing with.

One path is here followed for sure and that is the path of absurdity. It’s not the lack of absurd creeds that is missing in the world. So if that’s just another one, why even bother? The problem with this one is it’s hidden violent means that have created numerous victims, and on the other hand the persistence to hide, cover up, lie, and justify at time the emanating forms of violence, the corruption, the squandering of donation moneys and the inner fights among the flock to gain prominence in the group that have tainted the proclaimed goals of that creed.

When people were illegally detained was it according to the new path or was it just something in between two path and there was some traffic jam in the middle? When Mr Bomjon entertains sexual encounters with several girls beside his wife/girl-friend, is it also a new chapter of the new path we missed reading about, or another traffic jam? This love of titles is it also something instrumental to showing more compassion towards ‘all beings’? Are helicopter flights part of the new Holisticfal ecological spiritual Earth-Light-Path and what is the carbon footprint of the flights, and how much does each flight cost?

The messages Ram Bomjon or of his self-styled promoters spread are relying purely on people’s gullibility or lack of knowledge to establish itself, it reiterates a myth over and over again, the myth of a penance (tapasya) that lasted ‘uninterruptedly without food, without sleep, and blablah’ till the end, and it was for the benefit of all living beings. Yet at best and that is very optimistically we have no more than 10 consecutive months of ‘apparently’ uninterrupted meditation. That in itself is already glorious coming then from a young country side boy. The problem is that right then and there big claims were made, the marketers were working hard at selling the myth. From 10 month onward in the 6 years period there were numerous ‘interruptions’ in the meditation process. Some by others, some by the wishes of Ram Bomjon himself. He travelled, changed places, disappeared, reappeared, said he would be at Gadhi Mai, didn’t in the end, etc… Only from reading the reports of those days one can without any difficulty establish that the term ‘uninterrupted period of 6 years’ is totally mythical.

No one would really blame him if he had food, had sex with a girl, or lost his temper a few times, but was resolute in pursuing compassion through his own actions too, for all beings. It is his orders, wishes, and personal actions that have led to the dramatic consequences lived by some of those that have crossed his lack of self-control and become the victims of his reactions. When you pursue compassion you do not divide people, you do not detain people, you do not fight with villagers. Then when you call your system “Holistical spiritual Ecology” you do not destroy a huge patch of the pristine Halkhoriya jungle in which you are supposed to have reached enlightenment, you do not hold captive animals and neglect them till they all die, you don’t try to build concrete buildings without permit in that forest. Also you do not try to collect the gossips of one against the other, you do not submit your own girl-friend to humiliating treatment, you do not engage lightly in sexual encounters with other girls and have them bare the consequences of your carelessness.

Besides what does “Holistic spiritual Ecology” even really mean, seems in contradiction with a formerly declared rule not to make distinctions between material and spiritual. When you really examine almost each sentence contains contradictions and none sense. The only really holistic thing you can find in that creed is a bunch of holistic inconsistencies and contradictions, mostly contradictions between the propaganda and the actions carried out.

Because the deeds are in stark contrast with the proclamations on compassion, because those deeds involved violence and caused lasting consequences on the victims, because the victims are left un-cared for, because compassion doesn’t create victims but it is there to shelter and lighten the burden of the sufferer, it is important to bring to light and to confront those deeds against the proclaimed so called Maitreyian message.

One can dress 100 men in robes, that won’t make them be what that uniform tries to sell. Hollywood dressed thousands of static characters for its big peplum films. Among those monks are some that have been the direct instruments of violence. You can put any kind of dress on them that will not erase what they have done, they never expressed any regrets, they never moved their little finger to come to help any of the victims, and if it is with that type of men that he is spreading something, it won’t last long before what is spread is the actual nature of these people and their own world-view and nothing of value or quality will come out of it. The only question that remains how many more victims down the road?

Then you add to the mix the over-inflated ego of an old lady who sees herself as the ‘discoverer of the next messiah’, trying to write the most beautiful sounding sentences coagulated to her own venom here and there among some paragraphs, and you wonder what was the core text, before being ‘beautified’. What did Ram Bomjon actually say, did he really say it or was it produced like the majority of the ‘public’ texts by different other authors, or rather what did he want to say. Given his level of education, even in Nepali it’s not always easy to ‘reconstruct intelligently’ the sentences of Ram Bomjon.

Buddhism actually describes in the Noble Truth both the cravings for existence and the cravings for non-existence. Both are pointed out as a re-focusing device towards here and now. Forget after-life, forget extinction nothing after death, and live a life that is mindful of the present.

As soon as Ram Bomjon started using violence against others he lost his recognition and his penance or tapasya was broken. It totally doesn’t matter if it was or not interrupted, if he ate food or not, if he stayed in one place or moved from place to place. What does matter is the use of violence. That is the source of his discredit, it’s not something external, it’s not because of Pragya, or because of Dawa, or because of Semyon, or because of Khenpo Sonam, or because of Andy, or because of Joan Stanley Baker, or because of his family, or because of the ‘world’, or because of Andy, or because of Marici, or because of any other being than because of Ram himself.

Conclusion

The best thing that could happen is for him to realize where ‘he’ has been the direct cause of unnecessary suffering for other beings, particularly since among these beings were some devoting their lives to him, in full trust, and to start by repairing the harm that was done. All of the victims deserve to live a life without the very real threats they have kept receiving so far coming from Ram’s entourage. All the members of Ram’s family deserve also to be on the receiving end of the proclaimed compassion, as that’s not what they have much experienced so far. The devotees that place their trust in him deserve also the truth and right example from the person they trust. The son he brought to this world deserves a father who is a capable father, and the mother deserves a man that embodies his own message. There can be no truth or validity in a message that looks nice about compassion on one hand and acts of violence and aggravated prejudices for the victims on the other hand.

Since everything revolves around a myth type marketing construction where content matters very little. It is mainly declarative without any actual clarity, one can only conclude that clarity and precision are of no interest to Mr Bomjon. We wish that he achieves all the realizations that would make him be the compassionate being he tries to teach others to be.

Interesting links

Fana’: Sufism’s Notion of Self-Annihilation, or How Rumi Can Explain Why Nirvana is Samsara in Mahayana Buddhism

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Mr Ramlal Bomjon accomplices

From: http://web.archive.org/web/20160913192605/http://www.dharma-sangha.com:80/news/2016/02/09/mr-ramlal-bomjon-accomplices

by This website | Feb 09, 2016

 

While Ram Bomjon keeps making new victims, make sure you don’t become his next one. Use your intelligence, your common sense, your logic and your heart before falling prey to someone else’s delusions.

 

Mr Ramlal Bomjon accomplices

Key position holders involved in a meticulous cover up

How can seemingly educated westerners fall down to the level of accomplices of crimes against other innocent humans? These are people that you would have a coffee or chat with and would appear to be fairly rational, some of them might even be considered as fairly intelligent, at least in appearance. Of course all that rational and apparent intelligence blurs out as soon as you know what they have been involved in. Ram Bomjon carries out only some of the crimes himself. For the most part, he gives orders, and those are absolutely scrupulously executed. For the chaining and criminal detention of those now famously known two women, a European lady and a Nepali lady, it had been conducted with the active participation and assistance of quite a number of players. We will at a later date fully disclose all the details of those detentions. For the time being if you don’t know the story, check some of the earlier posts we made about it.

All the key stakeholders of that organization are involved at various degrees in this venture of ‘organized crime’. We call it ‘organized crime’ for it is pretty well organized, there is a very tight control on what information goes out and what doesn’t. From the American/Vietnamese born president, to the members of the committees, through to all the publicly known positions of ‘International director’, assistants, translators, Russian webmaster, the Taiwanese Mama marketing and publishing tycoon, every one of them assists directly or indirectly in the cover up. It is also a fairly good qualification of ‘organized crime’ as it is organized and criminal in nature. It is criminal to detain people and to torture them, it is criminal to beat people, it is criminal also to use children for hard labour. As soon as you know those are/were committed, when you send donations to this organization, you are yourself becoming an accomplice of the crimes your money is helping commit.

All you need is love and compassion but all Ram Bomjon needs from you is money and recognition of his illusory ‘authority’

In all this time, about 10 years now, big claims were made by Ram Bomjon. Actually we all fell in the trap. It was a young (it seemed innocent and genuine peasant boy from a tiny village in the Nepali south Jungle of Bara), a boy who left to meditate ‘for the benefit of all sentient beings’. Who on earth would even think either disturbing or troubling the fantastic accomplishment we were all lead to believe? The BBC wrote articles about him, it was on all the major international news networks. To make the story even more attractive a parallel was drawn between him and the historical Buddha. Millions of people flocked to meet him, to get blessed by him. And actually, right at the very beginning, there probably was this genuine goal and desire in that young boy then. Sadly with fame came trailing right behind it, greed, the greed of many around him. A multi-faceted greed, some were after money, some wanted to hold a unique role next the new ‘Buddha’, others wanted a ticket to a supersonic flight to enlightenment for themselves. Right from the start it was a very heterogeneous crowd, but right from the start the amazing flow of donations twisted the heads of many.

When did he start eating and drinking actually? Very quickly. Check the historical photos of him and you should be able to notice he was quickly gaining weight actually. Now he is a fatsy that doesn’t renounce on anything.

Too young, too early, too much pressure, the addictive taste of money and power, beyond corrupting the successive entourages of Ram Bomjon, it started also corrupting Ram Bomjon himself. At what point exactly did he loose it? At what point did he fall in the delusion about what he thinks is his ‘unquestionable authority’? That and many other questions might never find their answer. And in fact the answer is somewhat irrelevant in the face of all these crimes. One thing is sure, things started going wrong very very early on. Legends kept being fed to the public, no food no drink for 6 years! Bullshit! Sex, food and travels were on his program quite early, while for public consumption he is told to be meditating for the ‘benefit of all sentient beings’. But understand this well, without the legend, there is no faith in him, without the faith there is no donations, without donations and without the bunch of blind and fanatic devotees he has there is no ‘power or authority’ for him.

From the earliest moments of his started penance (tapasya), everyone around him treated him like a living god, above everyone, above the law, and they considered that whatever he does is ‘pure and enlightened’. However if anyone would question anything, his commando of censorship and propaganda would either retaliate or even one would be detained and tortured. If that wasn’t enough Ram would make sure the severity of the punishment was increased. From that encouraged, supported feeling of authority, through to a never achieved process towards enlightenment, Ram reached probably within the maze of his own mind only, and through the infinite power of self-delusion the belief he was IT. He encountered all these ‘beings’ in his own mind, generated by his mind, lost in the infinite space of the infinite possibilities our minds have to trick us, as it does to all of us. The difference though being none of us thinks we are a supreme ‘authority’ directly connected with a red line to ‘all the masters of the past’ (what a nice marketing trick also), and that we can do whatever we want down here, even all the way to harming other beings gravely.

Whichever the point at which he lost it, he seems to still not have realized he has lost it. Him and many even advanced meditators confuse ‘siddhis’ – ‘special powers achieved through meditation’ with true Nirvana or Enlightenment. And in the western culture many fall for gurus manifesting or materializing stones, or eggs, or whatever. They could be called simple ‘gurists’, tourists of gurus. They brag how they’ve seen with their own eyes miracles, they show off their imagined expertise. Essentially they swagger. That’s in fact the bottom line. Yet the consequence of that unawareness in conjunction with the active support of all the gloaters of different trades and specialties, gave rise to all the crimes and lies, and abuses, and scandals being done.

Furthermore, the crowd and their idol enhance and amplify each others’ delusion. That would be fine altogether if it was not for all the collateral victims along the way. Anyone can believe whatever he likes. The problem is not beliefs (although those very beliefs are also a factor in making those crimes possible), and this is not a post about the dangers of believing, the problem is about violence, crimes, and the victims that are left on the way, with sometimes lifelong consequences.

2012 and the Nepali and European ladies detentions is not the only ones we are referring to. Since, very sadly there has been many more. Some for which we cannot release the information just yet. Some for which you already have some of the details already revealed. And we are not talking about only one or two more case, but quite many more. All we can tell you so far without endangering some of his victims, is that once you have read these, you will no longer be able to say ‘I didn’t know’. And remember that the only reason for disclosing these actions is to make Ram Bomjon stop his violence and face the consequences of his orders and actions together with all of those that committed those crimes with him, Westerners and Nepalis alike. They cannot undo the harm they have done, but they still can stop making new victims, and they still can attempt to repair at least a part of the damage they have caused.

Conclusion

While there is no doubt that among his followers there are people with a genuine good heart and disposition towards ‘benefiting all sentient beings’, everyone should remember that in ‘all sentient beings’ there is the word ‘all’. All doesn’t mean everyone apart from this one or that one, ‘all’ does mean each and every single sentient being without any exceptions. The best way of benefiting every being, is to oppose all forms of violence, even when that violence comes from someone some people are considering to be a guide or a teacher.

We are opposing the violence, we are denouncing it, for the benefit of all, for the benefit of the victims, for the benefit of the believers in Ram Bomjon, for the benefit of Ram Bomjon himself, for the benefit also of those who participated in committing those crimes for Ram Bomjon, for the benefit of those who are still blinded by their faith, and for the benefit of those who know what’s been done and feel stuck and unable to do or say anything.

When a man says he is a guru

 

From: http://web.archive.org/web/20160202170735/http://www.dharma-sangha.com:80/home/page/2#newsdiv

by This website | Jan 15, 2016

 

Someone who lives a real dharma won’t preach about it. They show it in their ‘works’ – that is the way they live their lives every day. If someone is ethical, virtuous, kind, giving, patient, harmonious, has integrity, and lives with a sense of serving others more than themselves, then you can likely trust them.

 

When a man says he is a guru

When a man who says he is a guru threatens or states another man will be extinguished, self-annihilated or any similar outlandish claims. Can he be a guide to anyone?

When a man who says he is a guru uses violence against other men and women, can he be trusted when he talks about compassion or supposed world peace?

When a man who says he is a guru harbors weapons, engages his monks in fights with neighboring villagers, can his teachings be trusted?

When a man who says he is a guru only waves around his supposed attainment as an argument of a supposed authority, does that call for the respect of his fellow men?

When a man who says he is a guru mostly communicates to exclude, to shift blame, or to cancel made promises is he inviting trust and reliance in his words?

When a man who says he is a guru never teaches or explains anything, yet expects from his followers blind obedience, can he expect to be followed?

When a man who says he is a guru physically abuses, usually by telling devotees to assault other devotees, or has a vindictive attitude towards ex-devotees, can he be considered a true guru?

When a man who says he is a guru acts whimsically and emotionally can he be relied upon when talking about the path to overcome those?

When a man who says he is a guru and his chosen ones act like a militia, physically punishing others and severely damaging them would you take those acts of omnipotence with no accountability as a the sign of any enlightenment?

When a man who says he is a guru keeps on focusing on his supposed enlightenment rather than teaching the path leading to it, doesn’t practice what he preaches, demands love and devotion, takes sexual advantage of his followers, gives himself outrageous titles, allows his followers to set up a hierarchy of access, and acts like a paranoid person, can he still pretend to be a guru?

Conclusion

Someone who lives a real dharma won’t preach about it. They show it in their ‘works’ – that is the way they live their lives every day. If someone is ethical, virtuous, kind, giving, patient, harmonious, has integrity, and lives with a sense of serving others more than themselves, then you can likely trust them. Someone who teaches these principles but does not live them – isn’t a real guru.

The organization of an abusive guru is called a cult. It is important to understand that no truly Realized being, no True Guru, is ever abusive, ever. There is no exception to this rule, because abusiveness is a result of narcissism and ego, nothing else, and the primary definition of a true guru is they no longer possess ego.

Delusional Mr Ramlal Bomjon

 

From: http://web.archive.org/web/20161206115555/http://www.dharma-sangha.com:80/news/2016/01/13/delusional-mr-ramlal-bomjon

by This website | Jan 13, 2016
Decrypting the attack against Mr Gyurme. What happened for Mr Bomjon to blame someone 5 years later for his own failures.

The original text in italic, and our comments in light blue bold:

Sonam Gyurme Bal Tamang formerly of Jhapa District, Nepal first entered the sacred Tapasya Grounds in the Halkhoria Jungle of Ratanpuri V.D.C. in August of 2010, less than a year before Guru Maha Sambodhi Dharma Sangha would complete His six-year penitential tapasya austerities. After some interviewing, Sonam came under the Meditator’s refuge and was hired to work as Meditator’s assistant with the honorary title of Khenpo. He gave his solemn word to obey and perform his given duties faithfully. Having studied in Gangtok, Sikkim, India at the Nyingma Institute under Kyabje Rigjin Dorje Rinpoche, Sonam was a follower of the previous Path with considerable advanced training in the previous knowledge.

– It should be highlighted that Mr Bomjon here talks about the recruitment of Mr Sonam Gyurme he conducted himself. He chose the guy, then fires him. But you would think it’s such an old story, what does it have to do today with all this out-pour of uncontrolled anger and frustration. While Mr Bomjon didn’t give anyone any explanations either at the moment he hired him, or at the moment he fired him, why now? All of a sudden his personally ‘chosen’ and ‘titled’ khenpo, is portrayed by Mr Bomjon as the worst man on earth, the one who dares ‘oppose’ dharma. 2010, 2016? Did Mr Gyurme ‘oppose’ Mr Bomjon’s ‘dharma’ all this time, and it’s only now that Mr Bomjon finds out about it? Or is there some other elements in here, which are not mentioned at all? Elements that would explain this crazy like outburst from Mr Bomjon?

Just as the physical world has its mores, laws and regulations, so does Dharma have its own mores, laws and regulations. Dharma or Guru will not be opposed. This Truth is difficult to comprehend for people who have not undergone true tapas, profound contemplation and extreme austerities in penitential meditation. What were the mores, laws and regulations of the previous knowledge gained from the previous path? How much of it is true knowledge, free of added fabrications? The world may know, perhaps. Before the six-year meditations and austerities a set of worldly mores, laws and regulations had been followed. The Bodhi Path Maitri Dharma (BodhiMarga darshan MaitriDharma) now attained contains a distinct and different set of mores, laws and regulations. And once revealed for the benefit of the world and the liberation of all living beings, all Guru’s actions, deeds, words or even thoughts are within dharma’s mores, laws and regulations, at all times. Dharma is the universe, and the essence that sustains it.

– The very tenants of the total delusion Mr Bomjon finds himself in is usually labelled ‘Dualism’. A place where you confront the ‘old’ and the ‘new’, the good and the bad, the guru and the opposer of dharma. He talks all the time about a ‘dharma’ that he has, by the way, never explained. He has been using the term over and over again but only to illustrate his perception of his ‘authority’. He is equating himself with that undefined ‘dharma’, and talks of laws and regulations (even mores now) governing it. Yet all in truth, this entire universe is governed by is a single principle “Cause and Effect”. Any causal process is just merely an appearance of the moment, and none of the appearances can lay claim to be or reflect the true nature of Reality. There is a Totality that embraces the infinity of appearances. To project anything more onto this perception, or to cling to it as though it were the final truth, would be to fall into delusion. Which seems exactly what Mr Bomjon is doing.

He has named himself a guru, depository of a teaching that he has never imparted, neither before Mr Gyurme, nor after the departure of Mr Gyurme. To be clear, for now the concepts of Mr Bomjon are perhaps just barely understood by himself, if at all. Although he seems to be swimming in his own contradictions most of the time. He calls his own world view the Truth, yet didn’t give any sign out of his own behavior that he had indeed discovered ‘the Truth’. While this very so called truth doesn’t seem to have freed him from any of the usual afflictions of deluded men, like anger, emotions, irrational behaviour, or as seen in the violence he has against women and men he thinks are ‘against’ him.

Mr Bomjon himself kept telling he will give some unique teaching that supersedes all other teachings, yet all he has really shown every one is his own irrational despotic behaviour. The way he treats women, even his own girl/friend wife. The way he shows his fury. The way he feels above everyone else, the way he talks the vocabulary of a fundamentalist with big titles like World Peace Puja, Maha Sambodhi Dharma Sangha, but no substance at the core. No known examples or demonstrations of his own compassion, only of his ‘authority’ that he claims should be unquestionable.

In Dharma, sins may be forgiven only under three conditions: when committed out of ignorance, without knowing, or under compulsion. But for those who commit sins outside these three conditions, there is no pardon or forgiveness, but only abandonment. Should anyone, even dharma gurus, commit the sin of opposing dharma they will never be able to follow dharma again; nor will they ever receive another human life, animal life or even a ghostly life, having completely extinguished their own souls.

– Now back to the early age of religion and the notion of ‘sin’. What a powerful tool to manipulate the gullible and the weak. Is that part of the ‘new’ teachings? So three conditions: out of ignorance, not knowing and under compulsion. What’s the difference between not knowing and ignorance? Probably anger didn’t make him even realize the two are more or less the same. And now onto the ‘no pardon or forgiveness’. Wow. Only abandonment? No half measures, radical! Gone is compassion with the wind! The Maha efforts towards compassion and treating ‘every’ single being like ‘one’s own child’, flying through the window like a spit to clear a throat. We go from ‘dharma’ to total annihilation, let’s even affect all the future ‘presumed’ lives of a hypothetical ever surviving soul or souls, smashed! And it gets more than interesting to read the last words of the sentence: ‘having completely extinguished their own souls’. So the ‘new’ delusional philosophy of Mr Bomjon attributes the existence of multiple souls, that get completely extinguished. So many new concepts and tenants unexplained to accept and try to follow for his devotees. Good luck guys!

When Sonam Gyurme began to work for Guru, he was hired to write a small scripture based on the omniscient wisdom of Bodhi Marga darshan Maitriya Dharma as revealed to Guru for the world’s wellbeing and for the salvation of all living beings in the universe. It was to be part of the coming Maitriya Puja Mahadarshan programme for world peace marking completion of Guru’s long tapasya. In the beginning, Sonam appeared to be faithfully recording the Maitri wisdom as spoken by Guru. But in no time his conduct turned subversive and sacrilegious. He presented Maha Sambodhi Dharma Sangha Guru as a follower of the previous path, offering the old knowledge. Fully intent on destroying Maitri Dharma and to conceal the true Guru Maha Sambodhi Dharma Sangha, Sonam Gyurme filled the scripture with familiar old knowledge rehashed in his own fabrications and needless untruths, turning dharmic wisdom upside down. He resolved to prevent BodhiMarga darshan MaitriDharma from superseding his own old path of previous knowledge.

– Since very early on, Mr Bomjon has been convinced of his holding the truth by the balls, he doesn’t deal with modesty or simplicity, he straightly qualifies his own perception as the ‘omniscient wisdom of Bodhi Marga darshan Maitriya Dharma (yet another new form of pompous terminology, unexplained) revealed to Mr Bomjon (remember he calls himself Guru and many other names as he loves big titles and helicopter rides). He also loves telephones to the point of being close to breaking the world record of the number of mobile phone subscriptions for a single person. Maybe mobile phones are the way he gets the revelations with, from Bodhi Marga …. (let’s hope they are not long distance satellite calls). Or is it just one of the side effects of a paranoid delusional state in which one is seeing traitors all around oneself? So back in 2010 Mr Sonam ‘in no time’ ‘turned subversive and sacrilegious? And Mr Bomjon still didn’t get over it? His enlightenment plan probably didn’t have a forgiveness option. Or maybe when you capture women, beat people, that option gets removed it looks like.

Check now what was the ‘crime’ of Mr Gyurme? He presented Mr Bomjon who call himself also Maha Sambodhi Dharma Sangha, as a follower of the previous path, offering old knowledge. My goodness! Such a bad guy this Mr Gyurme, it’s like selling out of date food at the supermarket. And now it takes 4 to 5 years for Mr Bomjon to tell us that! We’ve been eating out-dated food since 2010 without anyone telling us! That’s outrageous. We should all ask for a refund!

Further overstepping his authority, Sonam proposed outrageous plans to attract donations. Instead of raising spiritual awareness, he put forward many materialistic projects to incite greed and avarice, guiding covetous persons to focus on selfish interests. And without first reporting to Guru, Sonam Gyurme masterminded the 15-day MahaDarshan Maitri Puja (20 May – 6 June, 2011) giving long speeches on the microphone about the various ambitious worldly projects entirely of his own design. Veering from Dharma, he launched in the name of Dharma a Maitriya School, Maitriya Hospital, Maitriya Mansion, Maitriya Dharma Hall, and Maitriya Global Media turning the massive outpouring of love and faith into an enterprise. To many worldly people these became most alluring opportunities. Believing the projects to have been approved by the Guru Himself, local and world sangha members and followers then collected millions upon millions of rupees. But it soon transpired that management of these vast sums was becoming seriously corrupt, for when the 15- day Puja was over, none of the many millions collected in donations could be accounted for. Sonam Gyurme and his assistants were asked to give a detailed report to the assembled Committee of all that they had done. Without compliance or informing anyone, Sonam Gyurme vanished one August night in 2011, having subverted the love, trust and faithful devotion for the Guru not only of local villagers and lay lamas and previous lama followers, but also of global devotees and world sangha. In his wake, he left confusion, frustrated greed and bitterness among the rest. He has not been heard from since, and is said to have left the country. In every way possible, Sonam Gyurme had been obstructing the clarification and dissemination of BodhiMarga darshan MaitriDharma by Maha Sambodhi Dharma Sangha Guru causing suffering, torment and anguish. At the same time, he was telling the world that Maha Sambodhi Dharma Sangha was no one special but only another guide of the previous Path, thus fanning doubts and confusion among the world sangha.

 – It gets juicy now. This paragraph is great, one could almost sense the moment Mr Bomjon has been thinking let’s use this opportunity to throw all the blame for my own failures onto Mr Gyurme, no one will even notice, they are all so gullible anyway. So all the outrageous plans that have never stopped, including the latest to build a giant over 21 meter high thangka, were plans to attract donations by Mr Gyurme. What a powerful man this Mr Gyurme who can continue to have canny plans to attract donations even 4 years after Mr Bomjon fired him. The 15-days Maha Darshan Maitri Puja (again they love those big names, it’s like with the washing powder that washes whiter than white), was the masterminded plan of Mr Gyurme. One would wonder again, if so why did Mr Bomjon agree with it, or if he didn’t why didn’t he reject it then but tells us all about it now 5 years later. He holds old grudges it seems.

Mr Gyurme long gone, and the grand scheme projects continued, helicopter flights were probably also Mr Gyurme’s idea, this Mr Gyurme surely must be guilty of everything. How have all the other millions of rupees from donations been spent since Mr Gyurme is gone? So this so guilty for everything Mr Gyurme ‘has been obstructing the clarification and dissemination’ of Mr Bomjon perception of the his own delusions, and by that ‘causing suffering, torment and anguish. Wow! What did Mr Bomjon do to the women he ordered chained, to those he beat, to those who believed him and waited the promised ‘teachings’? Did Mr Bomjon cause any suffering to them? We are talking here of Mr Bomjon actually and not Mr Gyurme. Mr Bomjon is the self-proclaimed head of his own organization. He hires and fires. He makes the requests and things are brought/bought for him.

-This one deserves a special paragraph. “At the same time, he was telling the world that “Mr Bomjon” was no one special. Wow now that’s interesting. One would wish that Mr Gyurme said it earlier and in a clearer manner, it could well turn out that he was right about that! At least for the portion of the sentence that states “no one special”. And then he assumes that the supposed revelations of Mr Gyurme spawned doubts and confusion among the world sangha.

Mr Bomjon should learn that his own actions speak louder than any words he uses, even louder than the words he abuses like ‘dharma’ and ‘guru’. Mr Bomjon shouldn’t look for a scapegoat in Mr Gyurme for Mr Bomjon himself failed everyone around, not Mr Gyurme, and Mr Bomjon subverted the trust and respect people gave him. Mr Bomjon was this young man showing the promise of a future living example of renunciation for the benefit of ‘ALL’ sentient beings unfolding. Instead of blaming others he should take responsibility. None of the people from around the world observing him were shocked by what Mr Gyurme did but all are shocked by his very behavior, that of a young boy turned angry, revengeful, authoritarian and irrational.

Then Guru spoke for the first time at length, and talked to villagers and devotees about the attainment that is Maha Sambodhi and the omniscient wisdom of Bodhi Marga darshan Maitri Dharma. And so the world began to understand that a new era had dawned. Feeling defeated, Sonam Gyurme Bal Tamang went to Guru’s childhood home in Ratanpur and plied family members with false rumours and greedy enticements. He managed to make them angry and resentful, causing a complete break between Guru and family by the year 2011.

– “Then Guru spoke for the first time at length, and talked to villagers and devotees about the attainment that is Maha Sambodhi and the omniscient wisdom of Bodhi Marga darshan Maitri Dharma.” We wonder what is he really referring to here. What’s the attainment that is Maha Sambodhi? Same story all the time, Mr Bomjon has a perspective on truth, feels he has received some special authority, and always mentions the ‘world’, the world knows, the world was told, and blablablah. But even through his own website he hasn’t said anything that can be intelligently understood. He has only demonstrated whims.

– Mr Bomjon shouldn’t blame on Mr Gyurme his own disastrous relationship with his family. Again Mr Gyurme is long gone and Mr Bomjon didn’t require anyone’s assistant to deteriorate his relationship with his family. How can someone with genuinely strong ties with his family have someone from outside destroy those. What kind of ties are those that are so easily damaged. Again it seems too easy to make Mr Gyurme guilty of everything.

The world being as yet unable and unwilling to contemplate BodhiMarga darshan MaitriyaDharma, we herewith make known this dark page from those early years as an example not only of the inexorable, essential nature of Dharma, but also of the irreversible consequence of self-annihilation for those deliberately opposing Dharma or Guru. Sonam Gyurme committed grave errors in leading followers away from dharma into greed and avarice, let alone deception and embezzlement. And in trying to suppress Maitri Dharma and conceal the True Guru he, as certain other individuals and agencies here and overseas, committed the ultimate sin against Dharma itself for which there is no forgiveness or recourse, but only extinction.

– And now another concept is thrown the concept of ‘self-annhilation’. There is no kindness and no half measures here either. From complete extinction of the plural souls, to ‘self-annihilation’. So Mr Gyurme is guilty of everything, but given the level of paranoid delusion we are dealing within Mr Bomjon, he wraps him up together with ‘certain other individuals and agencies here and overseas’, and comes back the ‘sin’ through the big gaping door of delusion, and then no forgiveness, and another new notion ‘extinction’.! Well! Tickle my tits until Tuesday if this is not a tit for a tat! Take a paracetamol Mr Bomjon, a good cup of tea and calm down.

Mr Bomjon do not shift the blame for your own errors. We will respect you and value your potential advice only if you set a good example yourself. No one is trying to obstruct something that has never been given. To be able to obstruct, you have to have that thing you want to obstruct in the first place. In its absence one cannot obstruct it. Your attitude so far has taught us one thing for sure, not to trust you or your nonexistent teachings. Where each promise you have made you yourself broke.

Mr Ramlal Bomjon responds or does he?

From: https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20151018065343/http://www.dharma-sangha.com/news/2015/02/25/mr-ramlal-bomjon-responds-or-does-he

by This website | Feb 25, 2015
Mr Ramlal Bomjon has given a response, which doesn’t say much.

A response that contains nothing

(original)माहा समबोधि धर्म संध गुरु वचन

सत्य धर्मलाई प्रतिवाद गर्ने कुनै संसारमा अधिकार छैेन ा
तर समय आएपछि यस प्रतिवादको प्रतिउतर विश्वलाई दिइने छ ।

मैत्रिय मंगलम

(translation)No one can deny true Dharma in any world.

The answers for this criticism will be given in time to the world.

Salutations

Our response with content to his response with nothing

The question we ask Mr Ramlal Bomjon is what is true dharma doing with violence, detention, attacks of journalists, fights with villagers, physical violence of Mr Ramlal Bomjon himself towards his brother, a young foreigner man, and others.

How can Mr Ramlal Bomjon assure just this world, to start with, and then he can assure all the other worlds, that we will not have to be direct or indirect witnesses of these things happening again to more people from his aides or himself in this world. How can Mr Ramlal Bomjon tell us that he has understood that we are shocked by his autocratic, unethical, un-pedagogical and disastrous way of running his organization surrounded by people whom he chooses and places in important positions. As these people have among them the authors of the violence or the people that helped cover things up. What is there for us to learn from? The merits of any teachings should be manifested in the teacher.

If only Mr Ramlal Bomjon understood that there is nothing wrong about accepting that you made a mistake. But he has to realize it first. Then in our world, we have a word for that occasion. It is called Oops! And after Oops, compassionate and good hearted people in our world say: “I am sorry, please forgive me.” And all the kind people of the world would forgive you, as we share with you that capacity to make mistakes, so we can understand also someone else making a mistake.

What we talk about here is not just criticism, nor is it an attempt to ‘deny true Dharma’, it is just a clear and plain objection to any forms of violence. And when we see that violence emanating from the very midst of his own organization, then we can only object to it. Our objections are words, the detention, attacks on the press, fights with villagers, violent demonstrations to get his passport, etc…, are acts of violence. And our objections are presented in the form of relating those acts and by it opposing them and highlighting where things were the most unacceptable.

As soon as Mr Ramlal Bomjon sticks to true dharma, without any violence, in full respect of local and international laws, then the entire world here, and the worlds beyond, will be singing his praises, and we will find him many more new titles to proclaim his great achievements. We will call him in plain English The Greatest among us who has corrected his ways as never to be again a source of violence, Great Teacher of recovered errors, Great learner himself, example to us in this world and in all the other worlds.

Until this happens, at least for some he will remain only Mr Ramlal Bomjon, one of our brothers, one as much or as little deserving as any other, in a common struggle to become better people. Also still viewing every one in his entourage as my brothers and sisters, despite their inability to awaken their own consciences and have the courage to also say no to violence in any forms, to resign from their positions and to accept that they are unfit to hold them. And until meriting and capable people are surrounding Mr Ramlal Bomjon, and that they are all together meriting, capable examples for all, many of us will fear that the same mistakes keep on being repeated.

May Human Resource Skills be bestowed by all the worlds to Mr Ramlal Bomjon

May Lawful management be enshrined in his organization

May Competence shine as manifested by capable and skilled people

May Perfect Translation reach the ears of Mr Ramlal Bomjon, and May Perfect Translation prevent the loss of meaning when translating what Mr Ramlal Bomjon says.

May that help avoid any imperfect understanding and not ever again lead to disastrous consequences.

May his web machine serve as a vehicle of truth and not as a social-marketing tool to give false impressions and illusions of a big organization with many outlets and many followers to artificially try to collect donations, but serve only to display true dharmic teachings and nothing else. And when that is in place I am sure people will want to help and donate even if there isn’t a ‘donation page’ on the website.

May the organization take the initiative of addressing reaching out the victims of their violence, openly, publicly in a way that is truly compassionate, a way that restores their honor, acknowledges their right to live without slander or threats, recognizes their rights as brothers and sisters human beings, returning or compensating what was taken away/confiscated/stolen from them, as they are part of the “ALL” sentient beings for whom all the prayers are said.

Boundless stupidity

From: https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20151007135217/http://www.dharma-sangha.com/news/2015/05/20/boundless-stupidity

by This website | May 20, 2015
The saga of scandals continues, how can it be otherwise with a fundamentally irresponsible management and this culture of blind devotion within the organization disregarding the elementary principles of honesty. Closest aid steels 11 000 USD.

Boundless stupidity

Limitless incompetence

After all the warnings on miss-management, diligence, honesty, responsibility the community around Mr Ramlal Bomjon continues to manifest new scandals in their midst. The latest in a string of events of which we only see the tip of the iceberg, is the theft of money by one of those about whom we kept warning all the way to Mr Ramlal Bomjon himself. His close executor of every order Mr Darshan Limbu whom he kept welcoming back around him, despite all the stern warnings issued by the president Kim, by Dawa, by so many others I would rather not name. Rather than avoiding scandals and cleaning up the highly compromised groupies around him, chaos and corruption were kept close at hand, the reason given was that Mr Ramlal Bomjon needed people close to the mafia in Nepal for his protection.

Is that not silly! Now they publish this information:

“Two former Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangha assistants previously working closely with Guru have now left, and no longer serve as links to Guru’s Dharmic Centre. Ngima Dawa Tamang last year resigned his Committee position to serve elsewhere. Devotees wishing information re Puja, visits, pick-up or accommodation should send all queries directly to dharxxxxxx@xxxxx.com

Darshan Limbu (Foon Chook / Diviya Darshan) made a contract promising to work for BSDS Office for two years. Then making sangha disciples believe he had many serious problems, he took from the Office funds the equivalent of eleven-thousand US$, saying he was going to Kathmandu to send the money to his family. Since then however, he has disappeared; he has not returned to fulfill his work contract; nor has he contacted sangha, disciples or the Dharma Sangha Office. The Office however has received reports that Darshan Limbu has been approaching national and international sangha members as a Guru-disciple, sharing sangha photos and various persuasive stories to ask for money privately.

Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangha Central Office herewith makes the Maitri Request that all sangha members, followers and devotees be on the alert for this kind of persons.”

That Darshan is the very same person involved in the detention and abuse of 2 women.

Conclusion

The saga of scandals continues, how can it be otherwise with a fundamentally irresponsible management and this culture of blind devotion within the organization disregarding the elementary principles of honesty. Without any special power of prediction, the future will be a self-repeating cycle where the same deeds and actions cause the same outcomes. No enlightenment required to come to that kind of conclusions.

Why is the name of Dawa mixed up with the name of Darshan? Are the two things related, if not why create more confusion? Probably because that’s the only thing that they are specialized in: “creating confusion”.

We are all responsible

From: https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20151007045803/http://www.dharma-sangha.com/news/2015/04/24/we-are-all-responsible

 

by This website | Apr 24, 2015

 

Those who willingly put aside their own autonomy, their own moral judgement, to obey even a Christ, a Buddha, or a Krishna, do so at risk of losing a great deal more than they can hope to gain.

 

We are all responsible

Doing nothing is akin to condoning unethical behaviour

Mr Ramlal Bomjon, who appeared first in the news as a young boy without much education from Nepal, who left to go meditate in the jungle, has gradually taken on the role and authority that everyone gave him. His meditative skills were masking what he was growing into.

As the Dalai Lama (1999) expressed his own opinion, regarding the value of investigative journalism, welcoming it unlike the treatment given by the aides of Mr Ramlal Bomjon to the journalist in 2012, coming to report on the detention two women:

“I respect and appreciate the media’s interference…. It is appropriate … to have journalists … snooping around and ex-posing wrongdoing where they find it. We need to know when this or that renowned individual hides a very different aspect behind a pleasant exterior.”

In the same line of wisdom Albert Einstein tells us:

“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

The dream of a Buddha in our life time, and as soon as the nickname “Buddha Boy” hit the headlines of the press, we wanted so much to believe this was it, that the nickname was forged into factual reality by the power of our own desires.

Before showing any merit as a teacher or a guide, his followers made him a personality above all others, treating him like a god, imparting impunity to any of his actions, diverting the guilt towards the victims. For so many want to believe saints and sages have the best interest of everyone in their heart, in their speech, in their mind and through their actions.

We also want to believe that the ‘enlightened beings’ would never twist truth to suit their own desires or goals, and abuse their power to take advantage, be it sexually or otherwise, of their followers.

Of course, disclosures will create a good amount of exasperation among the obedient followers, for whom the “perfection” and infallibility of their leader is not open to questioning. However if truth ever matters, then we need to welcome that the lies and abusive behaviours of the people in position of spiritual authority be laid bare to the rest of the world.

In this circumstance exposing them to the public scrutiny is the only way to get them to stop with the damaging practices.

Conclusion

Those who willingly put aside their own autonomy, their own moral judgement, to obey even a Christ, a Buddha, or a Krishna, do so at risk of losing a great deal more than they can hope to gain.

“Nothing was true of all that she had believed, but the falsest thing of all was what she had mistaken for revealed truth.”
— François Mauriac, Maltaverne