"While words and intellectual concepts can only ever be signposts pointing to the true nature of reality, which is quite beyond them, nevertheless the complex interlinked conceptual structure of the teachings is in itself brilliant and beautiful, like a many faceted crystal whose every facet flawlessly reflects and refers to every other. But please remember that the only way to look into the heart of that crystal is to look into oneself. Dzogchen ["Great Perfection"] is not just something to be studied; the Way of Light is there to be travelled.
'As a bee seeks nectar from all kinds of flowers, seek teachings everywhere.
Like a deer that finds a quiet place to graze, seek seclusion to digest all you have gathered.
Like a lion, live completely free of all fear. And, finally, like a madman, beyond all limits, go wherever you please.’ [A Tantra of Dzogchen]”