23andme.com VS. Monkey and Ogress Myth
Tibetans believe that they came through the sexual intercourse between an old male monkey and a female rock ogress some 2600 years ago. The monkey is believed to be a manifestation of Avalokiteshvara–the bodhisattva of compassion. Avalokiteshvara was a disciple of the Buddha who attained nirvana or enlightenment.
When asked how can Tibetan race be so young, lamas would argue that Avalokiteshvara is a state of an enlightened mind and therefore should not be restricted to the disciple of the buddha. They claim there were thousands of Avalokiteshvara long before the one that existed at the time of the Buddha.
That aside. The ogress is believed to be a manifestation of Tara–a bodhisattva of mercy. The mythical monkey as it is but at least monkeys of various kinds exist to this day but the ogress is clearly a myth. No evidence that any type of ogress exist to this today. Also it is hard to believe this story to be true because it claims that there were no humans in Tibet–until Tibetans showed up– which was well over 2.5 million sqkm in territorial size when its neighbors India and China were flourishing in civilization 5000 years ago. How could a vast land remain untouched by human existence for so long?
The story goes that the monkey was meditating in a cave and the ogress nearby was sexually harassing him not out of ill intention but that she was so horny. The old monkey rejected her advances so many times on religious ground but in vain.
Eventually and out of compassion, the monkey blew his brains out and six babies popped out (3 males and 3 females) and they did it to each other in the forest and the Tibetan population of six tribes came into existence.
Often at schools, homes and public gatherings those at the top would recite this mantra to create a sense of pride, oneness and unity among Tibetans.
About 5 years ago, the Dalai Lama said to the Tibetan cabinet ministers and members of the parliament who were all seated on the floor in Gangkyi that the Rig and Rue (literally bone (the Tibetan belief is that bone is the result of sperm and the flesh and blood are the result of eggs) and flesh or paternal lineage and maternal lineage or in scientific language “genes or genetic ancestry or history or DNA/RNA) of Chinese and Tibetans are entirely separate, distinct and different. And that we are a result of the compassionate monkey and the scorned ogress.
It took me aback for four reasons : –
- The Dalai Lama has an immense respect for science for its knowledge on physics, neurology and cosmology. But the scientific research shows that Tibetans on average are 40% Chinese and 50 % Mongolians and 6 % Indians and 3.5 % other and .5 % no clue. Also scientists have found human bones in Tibet as old as 40,000 years.
- Many of those present there have a fairly good understanding of how science works
- No such thing as pure race exist. Either through trade and migration or through rape during wars we humans are mixed up in genes one way or the other.
- This declaration or emphasis was not/is not helping the Middle Way Approach nor helps the Chinese and Tibetans come closer. Those who respect science and honor evidence can visit www.23andme.com and sign up for ancestry service or ancestry service plus health service. With 70% discount it now cost only $100 each. 23andme will ship you the kit and you spit in it and ship it back and you get the complete report in 6 weeks. The complete report is well over 75 on your ancestry, traits, health and more. I share here only four most relevant reports of mine.
Wild Jepa’s paternal lineage
Wild Jepa’s ancestory composition
Wild Jepa’s maternal lineage
Wild Jepa’s genetic relatives
Any time you are asked in the list of questions about your ethnicity or country or religion or culture, click either “I don’t know” or “other” or simply lie! It is their, not our, job to it find it out!
Or if you tell them that your father is white and mother is black and they say
“Sir/Maam, You claim that your father is white and your mother is black but our data shows something entirely different. That you are 70% East Asian or Chinese or Central Asian or Mongolian and blah blah. That simply means they are doing their job right!
But do not lie on health questions. Answer as honestly as possible. Their findings can help you prepare and live healthier and longer. In my case the health report is so excellent and positive that I take it with a grain of salt!