I also said that Rinpoche was inspirational. In the sense that he is inspirational then he is always teaching Dzogchen. It is not the case that we go and study with him and we get the Dzogchen knowledge from him because he is teaching Dzogchen. It is not like that. It seems like that but it really isn't like that.
Dzogchen works on the inspirational level not the aspirational level.
Edit* The teacher is like a gap in the clouds. Sun always shines through that gap. I don't get caught up with anything other than that.
The Blessed One said:
"What is the All? Simply the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & tactile sensations, intellect & ideas. This, monks, is called the All. Anyone who would say, 'Repudiating this All, I will describe another,' if questioned on what exactly might be the grounds for his statement, would be unable to explain, and furthermore, would be put to grief. Why? Because it lies beyond range." Sabba Sutta.