For Dzogchen to be spread it has to be asserted. When it is asserted it is misunderstood. To have a hope that the world will wake up to Dzogchen is falling into an extreme. To fall into an extreme is to fall away from Bodhisattva activity.
I'm not being polemic for the sake of it. I feel that Dzogchen is a gentle breeze rather than a big storm. It whispers rather than shouts. It's purpose comes as a revelation after a lot of searching and effort. It is beyond being an antidote. The Dzogchen masters of the past defended Dzogchen from the claim that it was not Buddhist. They provided scriptural reasoning to show that Dzogchen whilst being a special case could still justify itself in terms of Buddhist view and practice (Thögal visions for example). Now in our 'modern' pluralistic world the 'special case' of Dzogchen is taken to mean that it is an independent vehicle. In future it's claims to be a 'special case' will be proven by psychotherapists and not Buddhist logicians. Looking forward to that are we?
I know Dzogchen is profound - it is a profound communication that deconstructs because you are open to the logic of deconstruction. I don't really care whether or not Dzogchen is buddhist or not but for the sake of it's preservation it has to be expressed within the language of Buddhism - the language of deconstruction par excellance. If you think not then o.k.
If a master has dreams and these dreams contain teachings then these teachings must conform to the views as outlined in sutra and tantra. If your master has these dreams and they do conform with the teachings in sutra and tantra then you can feel sure that his teachings are genuine. My prayer is that the dreams, speech and intentions of future Dzogchen masters conform with the teachings of sutra and tantra.
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.