It’s highly possible for one to realise the nature of mind if one is adept in the Ngöndro practices and calm abiding practice, and having fervent devotion in Dzogchen and the teacher. Everyone of us has an opportunity to achieve that. However, without engaging in the Ngöndro practices, one will not have the opportunity as such. Therefore one needs to lay a solid foundation first, refraining from only focusing on one practice of foundational practices. One needs to adopt a down-to-earth approach to practice methodically, starting by cultivating renunciation. One cannot use tricks in dharma practice; rather, one has to begin with foundational practice.
~Depicted from LUMINOUS WISDOM BOOK SERIES