Contained within Buddhism in fact is the only way for human to find release from this prison which is found to be the self constructiion of self and other aversion and attachment.
However the bells and whistles to accompany a perhaps very subtle truth to things.... a truth which in part may be kept quite close and hidden(quite mistakenly by my view)may exceed by viability the truth.
So with the bells an whistles come the wars and killings and all those other things.The bells and whistles are the substance of other religions however.
So I am more than agnostic on those things. I find them utilizations of the demons to cause death suffering and destruction which are their meat.
Abeit however these demons may be found part and parcel of us...human.
So the bad and ugly exist and persist. In the end they say it becomes all bells and whistles...I suspect what they say is true.
Till then there is a way out..it must be worked at however to finds its location and reveal its content... such is our day and time.
all this to my personal opinion on this thing of bad and ugly.
I advocate strongly on becoming a thief first and studying well that craft of theft...but that is another matter
There is so little time and the bardo cares not if humans here or ouselves, thought us worthy of these things or not....the bardo is quite unequivocal in us knowing these things or not. NOt and we suffer its winds.
Stolen or not...the bardo will not care we may ride its winds, not be buried by them.....again..... another matter.
My appologies if I digress.
"This order considers that progress can be achieved more rapidly during a single month of self-transformation through terrifying conditions in rough terrain and in "the abode of harmful forces" than through meditating for a period of three years in towns and monasteries"....Takpo Tashi Namgyal.