Pema Rigdzin wrote:
Muni, we all clearly have great faith in the truth of these quotes about our true nature. The question begging to be answered by you and Sonam is what does this truth have to do with your actual living experience? On the level of experience, are these not merely words flowing from your discursive consciousness, through your fingertips, and onto this page? Or are these words in fact streaming from the uncontrived space of your own primordial wisdom?
There is a danger of a "colossal waste" because of be not fully guided by realized master but prefer to study of only theoretical teachings, whatever quotes of Dzogchen or other:
For example the Ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje, wrote in commentary on Chandrakīrti's the Entrance to the Middle Way (feast for the fortunate, page 146) :This way of interdependence and emptiness should not be taught to
unworthy students, because even if they listen to such teachings their
minds will engage them incorrectly—only a colossal waste will result. To
give some examples of incorrectly engaging these teachings, we can first
turn to some misguided Dzogchenpas. They hold the meaning of emptiness
as nonexistence, thus denying all things. There was also Shar Tsongkapa,
who maintained that emptiness exists and that therefore so does the
nature of things, the supports for emptiness. Then there were the Jonangpas
and Shākya Chokden, who said that emptiness is truly existent, and
that everything other than the ultimate, i.e., all relative phenomena, is
nonexistent. These scholars, among others, are like patients whose doctors
have given up on them. They hold views that the scriptures teach to
So that kind of people will be even "incurable"