IMO, Chetsang Rinpoche's answer to the above question is very interesting, especially from a Dzogchen POV.
Here's a funny story that (I think) also speaks to Chetsang Rinpoche's answer: In the early 80s, I went to medical school in Shanghai, and one of the places we visited on vacation each year was a large monastery in Hangzhou. It had the following saying over the front gate: Xi Tian Yi Cun, "one inch from the Western Paradise." I really liked that saying and had it calligraphed on a t-shirt over my heart. Once one of my Tibetan Teachers saw me in this t-shirt and asked what the Chinese said. I told Her and She whacked me up the side of the head. She said that, dummy, the Western Pureland is not even an inch away from my heart.