Touma’s parents, a Buddhist monk and an Englishman, are keen to stress that Touma was not a cult leader, nor did he have any formal training in Buddhism or meditation.
He was just a child, they said.
Touma, who is still studying, was taken away from his parents, who are not Buddhist monks, and taken to a convent, where they stayed for three months before moving back to London.
His parents had a private room, they added.
“Then I found a monk who had been in that monastery and he told me that he had been given the gift of seeing God. “
He told me he had come to see God. “
Then I found a monk who had been in that monastery and he told me that he had been given the gift of seeing God.
The monastery has no record of any such visit. “
So I went to see him, and after that I saw God.”
The monastery has no record of any such visit.
The monks said they did not know why Touma would want to become a monk and did not suspect any wrongdoing.
Toumas parents also said he was not allowed to play sports and did little else in his free time.
However, he was given a free hand to write a poem, and in 2013 he completed the poem, Touma monasticum, which has since been published by the monastery.
Toumma monasticorum is translated into English as the gift given by God to Touma.
Monastic monasticis are a group of nuns living in the northern Italian city of Florence.
The Monastic Monastery of Touma has an internet radio station called Music Free Download which is currently broadcasting the Toumamonasticum poem.
The monastery’s website states: “The Monastic Mission has given us the opportunity to share the truth of the faith with people of all ages, to make people aware of their rights, and to encourage them to participate in their own spiritual growth and transformation.”
Monastic monks in China, in the north of the country, are believed to have given up religion altogether.
A report in the China Daily newspaper said that some monks in their early 20s have returned to the faith.
In July this year a Buddhist nun was shot and killed in the town of Xingzhou in central China.
The police said the victim, named as Chen, had left the monastery to visit her daughter.
Monks in the region are also known to practise witchcraft, which is a crime in China.
A monk has been jailed for seven years for attempting to kill a man who tried to murder his wife.