Jyoti wrote: Your own level of understanding of the dharma is enough reason for anyone to be cautious about taking such advice.
Contrary to what you think, it's for your own good and karma that such an advice is given to you. You have most obviously not udnerstood what Dzogchen is about, in terms of actual experience. You need a master to give you direct introduction so that you know where to start from: the actual knowledge of the natural state (Rigpa). If you don't want to take such an advice into account, I'm sincerely sorry for you.
Getting a transmission doesn't automatically entitled you with authority to speak of dzogchen, i.e. if one is to strictly adhere to your tradition's norm.
Sure it does not entitle you to anything but then you'd know what you are talking about, instead of conflating Chan, Dzogchen and Yogacara, which simply says a lot about your level of understanding.
You are entitled to your opinion based on what you believe in the familiarity of words, I don't use words you are familiar with, because it is not my aim to get you to agree.
Certainly, this is not your aim. But misunderstanding basic concepts, as you do in the thread "Beings and consciousnesses, one or many" simply demonstrate you don't understand the nature of kun-gzhi and I suspect you don't even distinguish it from kun-gzhi rnam-shes.
Rather by your disagreeing and attitude,
This is the play of the mirror which you apparently are not able to cope with.
I can see directly your level of understanding of the dharma as well as your self-culture.
Well your reflections about Dzogchen are based on chinese translations of the original texts. I know both and I can tell you the chinese translations are flawed with ideas and concepts which are not in the originals, which is why you think — and it's not surprising that you can't transcend any patriotic hegemonic attitude — things which are contrary to what Dzogchen teachings say. Starting with the inability to understand that the rigpawiki link is flawed and that you don't understand how the atomic body manifests. WHen you'll read the Theg-mchog-mdzod by Longchenpa, you'll probably think he is wrong too. I don't think it's been translated into chinese yet. His Tshig-don mdzod has been, in the 句義寶藏論, but you won't find as detailed infos on the differences between the rdul-lus and the 'ja'/'od-lus as in his Theg-mchod treasury. I don't know if you have the 句義寶藏論. Do you? If yes, have you read it?
If you were there to get info or share data that would be interested, but you just want to impose your non-educated opinions on a subject which evidently transcends your understanding. For me the discussion is done, it's a total waste of time. I'd rather read about females having reached the rainbow body. I'm still trying to locate that Bod-ljongs nang-bstan issue and will come back with the relevant info on Byang-chub rdo-rje's daughter.