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Boy, 11, declared reincarnated holy man

By T.K. Randall
November 11, 2009 · Comment icon 13 comments

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An 11-year-old US boy has given up school, moved to India and is now the head of a Buddhist sect after he was declared to be the reincarnation of a Buddhist holy man who died hundreds of years ago.
A US boy is not going back to school - after he was declared the reincarnation of a Buddhist holy man who first died in 1250. Boston-born Jigme Wangchuk, 11, has now moved to India where he has been made the head of a Buddhist sect in the country's eastern Darjeeling city.


Source: Ananova | Comments (13)




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Comment icon #4 Posted by Coffin Jim 15 years ago
Cows, rats, kids... what won't people worship?
Comment icon #5 Posted by aquatus1 15 years ago
Didn't their last one quit or something?
Comment icon #6 Posted by brlesq1 15 years ago
That's the best excuse I've heard for getting out of taking that math test...
Comment icon #7 Posted by Psyrkus 15 years ago
The boy had gone insane. There's no physical evidence that he had a previous life. Give him more time and he'll want to return home to his mommy, daddy and friends. The novelty will wear off.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Helen of Annoy 15 years ago
The boy had gone insane. There's no physical evidence that he had a previous life. Give him more time and he'll want to return home to his mommy, daddy and friends. The novelty will wear off. He has memories of his previous life. We can make theories how is it possible, but I think it’s a bit narrow minded to make theories why it can’t possibly be possible.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Siara 15 years ago
He has memories of his previous life. We can make theories how is it possible, but I think it’s a bit narrow minded to make theories why it can’t possibly be possible. I wonder how specific his memories are. The memories of the temple sound pretty generic. I'd LOVE to read that the kid led observers to a cave somewhere where he'd hidden something hundreds of years before during a previous life (specifying exactly what he had saved before he found it).
Comment icon #10 Posted by Helen of Annoy 15 years ago
I wonder how specific his memories are. The memories of the temple sound pretty generic. I'd LOVE to read that the kid led observers to a cave somewhere where he'd hidden something hundreds of years before during a previous life (specifying exactly what he had saved before he found it). Is that all? I’d love to hear about such spectacular case too, it would solve my personal dilemmas about the whole idea of reincarnation.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Siara 15 years ago
Is that all? I’d love to hear about such spectacular case too, it would solve my personal dilemmas about the whole idea of reincarnation. I've been thinking about this over the last few minutes. Would it matter if you were reincarnated if you had no memory of your past lives on any level? Obviously, the thought that your essence won't end when you die is a comforting one, but if your current life "disappeared"-- no memories, no known impact-- what difference would it make that you were reincarnated? Your present definition of self would be dead.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Helen of Annoy 15 years ago
I've been thinking about this over the last few minutes. Would it matter if you were reincarnated if you had no memory of your past lives on any level? Obviously, the thought that your essence won't end when you die is a comforting one, but if your current life "disappeared"-- no memories, no known impact-- what difference would it make that you were reincarnated? Your present definition of self would be dead. Exactly. Unless – hypothetically – we get all our memories back at some point. Or, there’s the growth of the soul hypothesis, which understands that actual memory has no significan... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by joshsluss 15 years ago
Theres a very interesting video on this site which shows a little boy who remembers a past life and in fact take him to the place of his former life which actually exists! Check it out.


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