ngodrup wrote:Ah yes, of course.
Yes indeed. Sarcasm won't bring you far here.
Tibetans had a census. We know the names and dates of every village ngakpa.
Sure no, but this statement clearly shows you are not very well-acquainted with the Terma tradition. Termas are a big thing in the Nyingma lineage (and in other tibetan traditions of course). Generally masters try to collect every "new" lineage because these are said to be more potent. If such a lineage by a woman tertön had existed, you could be sure "big names" of the Nyingma lineage would have searched the issue. Upon being asked about Aro Lingma, Khyentse Rinpoche said she never existed.
On top of that, every text was preserved, nothing was lost during the peaceful
You're shooting in your own foot here : so from where does Chogyam got his texts related to Aro Lingma?
”Family lineages are not unusual.”
This is out of subject. And no, Aros are not ngakpa, their lineage is fake and their samaya is broken.
I say this only to raise doubt in the face of detractor's certainty.
Having read nearly everything that Aro put on their multiple websites plus a gazillions of their "transcripts", booklets, etc., I can tell you the detractor is more than certain about his view on Aro.
Let people have their opinion.
Sure but why let other believe that Aro is a genuine lineage when it's not? Aro has even less legitimity than the NKT, which is enough telling in itself!
But who can say for sure? Everybody
is entitled to their own opinion,
Sure, so please respect those who know that Aro is entirely fake. Why believe in a lineage which is itself based on a lie?