Homage to the Dzogchen Masters,
Many excellent posts including MalaBeads above,
Dear all and All,
If everyone has Tathagata Garbha, the Buddha Seed, then everyone has capacity for following Dzogchen.
It is a birthright issue. It is not something you gain through effort, or achieve through accumulation of merit.
You cannot loose it through bad actions. This is why they say, "beyond karma."
Pure from the beginning, it is beyond any characteristic, name or naming: you can't even say "no-name."
You can't say anything, even if you wanted to: like writing on air or water.
Recognized, or unrecognized, its' nature does not change.
Spontaneously arising, all dharmas (and Dharmas) manifest as energetic display.
In the great sphere (Ying), everything is OK, just as it is. There is nothing to be corrected.
As karmic propensities manifest as Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana or Dzogchen forms, to the undifferentiating mirror of the pure mind, each is equally a precious path to/of Lord Buddha.
There is no better or worse - just different roads home.
Informed by this understanding, It remains for each of us to work out our salvation with diligence.
Hence, Lord Buddha taught 84,000 different Teachings so that there would be something for everyone.