It was not long before crowds of people began gathering around him, some with the intention of protecting him, some coming for blessings, some out of curiosity, some to observe weather it is possible indeed to live without water or food and not move at all, without dying.
Some people assume he is the incarnation of the Buddha but he himself has denied this explaining that he does not have the energy of a Buddha and he is at the level of a Rimpoche.
The BBC did a 5 part documentary on their observation of Ram Bahadur, by the end of which the boy disappeared deeper into the jungle because “there was no peace”.
Indeed committees of locals were forming and arguing over politics (should they let the media come close to him and for how long, etc), money was being gathered from donations, and, well the real world was coming too close to him I suppose. [If you cannot see the video below here is part one].
He is now meditating in a bunker built for him as per his request, and there is a lama guarding the entrance.
It is interesting how he took onto the path with such determination, and that he meditated for years, but perhaps the highlight for someone far behind is his message, for he did emerge twice and spoke. Both speeches are on his wiki page, below is the second one from 2007:
And so those are good places to start working on, on my own anger, greed, and jealousy. I find reading the Yoga Sutras daily very inspiring, putting them to work in actual real world situations a bit more challenging. A work in progress.