No, it is all true. If you attain realization simultaneous with the direct introduction then what point is studying, contemplating and practicing? What point is accumulating merit and wisdom? But recognizing the natural state is not realization it is just the beginning of the path of Dzogchen.
So, did you attain realization Sönam?
A bird makes no traces in the sky. Objective field-knower= is like the sky.
Remaining nature that never arise. Nature is not taint by virtuous nonvirtuous karma. Padmasambhava.
Pure awareness, In openness and contentment I found the Lama in my heart.
When we realize this unending natural mind is the very nature of the Lama,
Then there is no need for attached, grasping, or weeping prayers or artificial complaints,
By simply relaxing in this uncontrived, open, and natural state,
We obtain the blessing of aimless self-liberation of whatever arises. Dudjom Rinpoche.
Contemplation is beyond conceptual. Patrul Rinpoche.http://vessantara.net/wp-content/upload ... oche-2.pdf
“Sentient beings, self and others, enemies and dear ones—all are made by thoughts. It is like seeing a rope and mistaking it for a snake. When we think that the rope is a snake, we are scared, but once we see that we are looking at a rope, our fear dissipates. We have been deluded by our thoughts. Likewise, mentally fabricating self and others, we generate attachment and aversion.” ~Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche