Hi adinatha, I don't think there is any point in PMing you as I don't have any insights and don't want to lead anyone astray and am just going through the motions of Dzogchen and parroting things I heard. Maybe one day I will be a true beginner Dzogchenpa. You seem to be doing alright anyway. In Palyul many start from toghal then onto trekcho as they are inseparable anyway and there are many ati paths specially around Himalayas including guru devotion and more and things unfold in numerous ways which is the vast aspect of the greatness of the effortlessness of completion. I can imagine too many paths beyond fathoming in all time and space. From what is often told us being non-dual in the state of the lineage gurus giving direct transmission and other teachings by the practitioner is the key to everything, so you are right there. As for experiences there is always the inevitable coming down, and going up again. As pilots say any landing including a crash landing that one walks away from is a good landing. And a soft landing is better than a hard landing. Best of all is leaving the blissful experience at its height suddenly and truly forgetting most if not all of them. I have to get back to the stove. Best wishes and it's great to have fun, in fact I am planning on having some very soon. Have a good weekend.
Dzogchen masters I know say: 1)Buddhist religion essence is Dzogchen 2)Religions are positive by intent/fruit 3)Any method's OK unless: breaking Dzogchen vows, mixed as syncretic (Milanese Soup) 4)Don't join mandalas of opponents of Dalai Lama/Padmasambhava: False Deity inventors by encouraging victims 5)Don't debate Ati with others 6)Don't discuss Ati practices online 7) A master told his old disciple: no one's to discuss his teaching with some others on a former forum nor mention him. Publicity's OK, questions are asked from masters/set teachers in person/email/non-public forums~Best wishes