So the "primal" mind does not only have the passive ability for insight,
but also has the active force to "dissolve" things or to transform them.
Well perhaps it seems to you that I'm being unfriendly and I apologise if that's the case.
No problem, thank you.
If we look at the idea you have posted then this is behind the way I'm posting. We need to be clear that there is no 'primal' mind that can act on something. If we continue with the idea that mind can be a force, then we would have to ask why it is that Dzogchen masters cannot move physical objects with their minds and so on?
Well, Dzogchen masters imprinting hands & feet into solid rock, that seems pretty much like the active display of special powers to me!
Wouldn't you agree?https://www.facebook.com/notes/dzogchen-khenpo-choga-rinpoche/auspicious-news-my-teacher-lama-karma-attains-rainbow-body/10151794778007773
Lama Karma Rinpoche displayed many miraculous achievements in his life, including leaving footprints in rocks.
We might think that self-liberation is something that a well-trained mind does because it has developed this ability. But this is not the Dzogchen view. Dzogchen doesn't have this idea of enlightenment coming about through the power or force of a well-trained mind. Certainly mind-training is important but it is important only up to a point. The pranayama practices are kind of preparatory, rather than ends in themselves. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_body
Some exceptional practitioners such as Padmasambhava and Vimalamitra are held to have realized a higher type of rainbow body without dying. Having completed the four visions before death, the individual focuses on the lights that surround the fingers. His or her physical body self-liberates into a nonmaterial body of light (a Sambhogakāya) with the ability to exist and abide wherever and whenever as pointed by one's compassion.
source: Matthieu, Richard. 2001. The Life of Shakbar. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications. pg. 153
Even when we talk about practices such as Thogal it is very easy to see the experiences as being real and to reify the aspect of mind and consciousness. This would be a mistake. So the attitude I pointed to before is crucial. It is very important.
Well, the evidence I gave above suggests that the mind in its Natural State has a special power which can be used actively at will:
Imprinting rocks, the ability to go rainbow at will
during life after having completed the four visions and then "focusing on the lights that surround the fingers".