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“The boy with divine powers”: Profit, religion and science

I’d like to recommend this 46 minute long video. It is a well done documentary from the “Discovery Channel.”
It is the story of Ram Bomjon a boy living in Nepal, who meditated for months without receiving food or water.
This “feat,” was catalogued as a “hoax” by some scientific minds. In the video you will notice how the lady who is a well versed dietician, changes her mind; from assuring that no one could live for more than a few days without water according to scientific knowledge; to acknowledge the limitations of her “science,” or knowledge when “seeing” the fact of someone who is not “normal.”

Also, we can see how a personal, spiritual practice by the boy is readily made into a “profit” based thing, thanks to the devotional feelings of some and the incredulity of the “researchers.”