The irony here is that this DWB member's idea of "how things really are" is of Nydahl being the protector and champion of western freedom in the face of the threat from evil Islam.
It shows very clearly that what students of Nydahl are learning is a far cry from Buddhism.
My impression of how Nydahl operates, based on what's been posted on this thread, is that he takes elements from TB tradition, some of which are archaic, and bases his practices on that, as an excuse for his own self-gratification. So, in this vein, he's taken an anti-Islam element from the Kalachakra, and has exaggerated it and taken it too far. Part of the Kalachakra tantra is about fighting Islam and other non-Buddhist religions, so that Buddhism can emerge supreme. This is a reaction to Islam's persecution of Buddhism in India, when Islam first invaded, so that part of the Kalachakra is kind of like old folklore. But Ole is using it as a basis for pursuing his own agenda. That's how it seems to me. He may really believe this is Tibetan Buddhism, who knows what he really believes, and what is show, and what is just a game for him.
] Analysis of the Kalachakra, scroll down to "Buddha vs. Allah"
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