Unfortunately, Punya, the link went straight to the teachings with the footprints; I.E. you will have to make a contribution to the Khyentse Foundation to see the videos again. Alas, the drudgery of having to contribute our hard earned dollars to that establishment
Anyway, the whole ice to water thing is something I think I understand a bit, just a new metaphor I've never heard before.
1. It's talking about the sugatagarbha...and how the Buddha nature is right here with us all the time and all we have to do to be released from our craving/thirst/unhappiness is relax, have confidence and allow that to melt.
2. It's also reminds me of what Trungpa Rinpoche said about the Vajra mind: that in Vajrayana, the Buddha nature isn't something we have to uncover--it's breaking out no matter what we do, especially when we have encountered the blessings of the Guru. We just have to allow it to do so, like the Alien in Aliens its gonna punch out of us and explode all over the scene...okay bad metaphor. Except for the fact that it's unstoppable.
3. This is maybe the most familiar one for us Vajrayana kids: It's talking about our confusion and inability to recognize the nonduality of the problem and solution. The ice, the supposed problem (the five poisons of lust, jealousy, anger, ignorance, pride) is the raw essence/manifestaton of the five wisdoms. No difference. Once you realize the coemergent wisdom of this-moment-mind or Mahamudra, those emotions self liberate. ON arising, they are simultaneously recognized as pure and void dharmakaya.
This is my understanding at least. Still don't really grasp in the slightest how that works, how to do that. It's easy to explain intellectually but...endlessly elusive to practice.
They say about Dzogchen: it's like an eyeball. If you pluck it out of your head and hold it in your hand and it's simple and limited--just a little gross blob in your hand. We can talk about and describe the great perfection that easily--it's just a little blob of nonduality, easily intellectualized in dualistic terms. Easily grasped on the superficial level. But if you somehow practice it, pop that eyeball back into your head, you have the ability to see EVERYTHING. IN fact there's no end to the seeable forms, colors, etc its infinite.