I feel the other way around, I would love to hear why what he teaches should be considered in any way related to rigpa or Dzogchen. So feel free to explain this trevor, I feel we deserve that.
I could not agree more Magnus. Which is why I've extended the invitation over in the "Dzogchen and Neo Advaita" thread for someone who is familiar w/ both POV's to state the Neo Adviata view as clearly as possible, so it can be compared vis a vis the Dzogchen view.
Perhaps it's simply not possible - but given the comments on this board re: "Cryto Advaitans" and the fact that so many people with a sincere interest in Dzogchen, like myself, who have also read a lot of the Adviata/Neo Adviata stuff available on the Web, I'm hopeful that it *is* indeed possible to look at both sides of this so there can be greater understanding.
For me, based on my personal experience w/ my teacher, Dzogchen view and the words of my Teacher are definitive. But I am keen to understand precisely why the Adviata/Neo Adviata view fails - and further, precisely *what* it is that these "teachers", if they are indeed deluded, are describing as their own personal state of realization. Some of them, like Ramana Maharshi of old, and Tony Parsons more recently, have had these spontaneous "awakenings" - If these folks are deluded at worst, or at best, off track from a Dzogchen POV - then what is happening? And how can a schlepp like myself ever have confidence if there can be a lifelong "false" state of realization etc. etc.?
I guess, one answer might be method & fruits of the method. i.e. - If there really is "realization" then the fruits of that should follow - and if one is honest in examining ones self, there should be evidence. But for a total beginner like me, what to do?