Mint wrote:And then I read that goddamned thread by Lhug-pa where he, yet again, is attempting to dissect Dzogchen like some MIT student taking finals.
Lol yea I need to stop doing that, it's a bad habit. Just that I've been reading about Dzogchen on and off for like seven years (notice how that thread was started almost a couple weeks before the WWT), so I wanted to bring up some things there that were on my mind, aside from the main question which was about Nadis and Trekchö. And like Pero said, you could know Dzogchen better than I, despite all my intellectualizing.
Mint wrote: I did have a dream, though, that ChNN came to visit me and saw my meditation bench in the closet and paid it some respect, but I was completely naked and had to wrap myself in some thin cloth to meet him…but then I woke up. Just a dream, though. A stupid one at that. Another delusion.
Interesting, I had a dream about Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche last night too; and it was the only dream I've had about him that I even remember somewhat clearly. My dream was also kind of awkward, although Rinpoche didn't seem to be as disappointed in me as I thought he would.
Well anyway I don't know about you Mint, but I have some very particular karmic circumstances that require me to perform either Vajrasattva Ngondro or the Six Lokas Rushen (and I'm now unemployed to boot, and don't have time to do a retreat before finding a job) if I'm to continue any real Dharma practice. And it sounds like you don't have that type of circumstance, so why don't you just practice Guru Yoga even if only once a day for five minutes, and then study and do secondary practices when you have more opportunity?
BTW, there's no such thing as a stupid dream; because you can learn something about yourself from any dream, even absurd and/or egotistical ones.