Chinga Meteorite Being – 15,000 Years Old

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I’ve been wanting to share this for a few days now, and decided to opt for just posting it rather than striving for something “clever”…

While reading a Tibetan Buddhist article, I came across the story of this statue.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19735959

The hullabaloo is over this statue, presumed to have been carved from the Chinga meteorite, which is suspected to have hit Earth 15,000 years ago. The “authenticity” of the statue is questioned because the being depicted doesn’t look Tibetan. Shucks. I just wonder how a non-Tibetan-looking fellow could show up as a Teacher in Tibet?

Tenpel’s article (the first link) provides more links to other related articles, but I found myself brushing aside all the speculation.

While looking at the pic, I felt a flood of impressions… It seems rather matter-of-fact to me that this statue depicts a being, a teacher, from “another world”.

What do you all think?