I believe that the points that I was making were entirely in keeping with the traditional Nyingma approach to Dzogchen.
How would you know? Not all Nyingma teachers teach Dzogchen
That's what I just said.
….or have a deep understanding of Dzogchen, much less a deep practice of Dzogchen.
That's way more controversial than what I just said, but also demonstrates my point. People reading this might want to contemplate that statement a minute or two.
However my other point I will claim not as a Nyingma perspective but as my own, which was my response to Zoom's post about the importance of seeing
the phenomena of the rainbow body. Part of what he was talking about was wishing for validation of the teachings, to make them something more than stories and ideas, to make them something you can know you can rely on. To me the only miracle that counts is when someone changes and grows in a Dharma direction. That
validates the teachings. Every other type of miracle can only be encouragement and support for people to make effort in that direction, nothing more.