Ok, here's one qualm. Unername says:
"Firstly nyingma.com is an incognito site of aro which is a western guy claiming to be a terton
without any lama supporting that claim. Nyingmas know very well the grave dangers of false
tertons as detailed by Padmasambhava. However the famous beautiful letter of late Nyushol
posted with good intentions of Hayagriva is well known. "
Ownership of Nyingma.com is completely beside the point. I do not know who owns it. But,
although Aro Ter is controversial, one thing is certain-- the 'head lama" does not say he's a
terton, he has never made this claim. I have met him in person. I mistakenly read something
he said as implying he was, but he was quite clear in saying in person "I'm not a terton." Since
he does not say he's a terton, confimation as one by lineage holders is not necessary. I am not
debating the merits of the Aro Ter itself, its sources, validity or absence thereof. It is correct
one must proceed carefully and not just take the opinions of 'the masses.' I'm simply saying
don't jump to conclusions or adopt positions based on sweeping generalizations.
Seriously, according to himself he rediscovered a complete cycle of practices discovered originally by Aro Lingpa (a person that by the way never existed). It is described very clearly on the Aro website called Approaching Aro. So it is not a sweeping generalization that he consider himself a terton no matter what he says to you.