The 10 stages of the path come from Sutra.
It doesn't mean they aren't traversed if you belong to the lineage of Dzogchen.
Same with the 4 yogas of Mahamudra or 5 Paths of Mahayana.
It doesn't matter what you call the experiences of the path to Buddhahood.
If you belong to a tantric or Mahamudra lineage it doesn't mean you are going to get a different enlightenment than if you practice the Dzogchen lineage.
Some paths are quicker than others but the path is the same.
Oh yes, I want to practice Dzogchen because it is quicker to enlightenment. Sign me up for that! That must be easier and quicker.
We cannot negate the fact that we were born low, medium, or high intellect based on previous Karma. If we are low intellect we cannot expect to understand and practice Dzogchen.
So we end up arguing over words and ideas. How is this helping?
Dzogchen wasn't meant to be understood intellectually yet there is a forum where we try!
How is that helping us see the pointing out? It is a waste of time.
The practice of Dzogchen involves training in the 2 qualities, the Ultimate Universal Ground and the Universal Ground of Traces. This is the same as the absolute and relative truth in tantra. The latter is where our karma is stored, the relative truth.
The 4 Aspects of the Attainment of Freedom in Dzogchen is the same as the Basis of Purification in tantric scripture.
The path is the same no matter what lineage you follow, once you recognize the pointing out.
The only question is whether or not you have to learn the meditation, and that depends on the karma of previous lives too.
So how does it help us by trying to learn this information? And that is what it is information.
Thank you Heart for your merits.