Malcolm wrote:AilurusFulgens wrote:
I don't want to sidetrack the thread, but may I ask what makes the Khon royal family the oldest surviving in the world?
Why Khon and not for instance the Japanese imperial family or some other royal lineage?
Well, second oldest then. Though arguably, since the Khon family were the direct descendants of a god of the clear light realm who was elevated to kingship by the clans of Tibet, but this is not historical.
The ascension of the Khon to rulership of Tibet occurred in the thirteenth century. Apart from the Japanese royal family, I personally know of no other family with such a long continuous rule in one place.
Thank you for the clarification. Where is it possible to find more information on the Khon royal family? Especially them being descendant of a god of the clear light realm?
Can you also go a bit in detail concerning this?
I have always been fascinated by the stories how the very first Tibetan king did not die, but ascended back to heaven on a heavenly rope (dmu-theg).