"Many people have the idea that Dzogchen is a beautiful path of self-liberation and say, ‘What needs to be changed?’ Everything is Samantabhadra: everything you see naturally liberates.’ They have this nice idea but their understanding just remains on an intellectual level. In practice, they are totally distracted and are not in the state of rigpa or contemplation at all. In which case, everything is not in the condition of Samantabhadra.
If you do not make this distiction clear it can become a problem. You may think everything is Samantabhadra and fool yourself for the whole of your life. This can be very dangerous. If someone understands and truly integrates all of their sense contacts into the state of contemplation, then certainly that is the state of Samantabhadra or the state of integration. But a normal person does not have this capacity. Even if someone has had certain experiences of knowledge they do not spend all their lives in the state of integration - in fact, they still have many distractions.”
Quotation from Dzogchen Teachings of Master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu