Ācārya Malcolm Smith also notes that the atemporal nature of the basis also applies to the presence of the basis in sentient beings as rigpa:

Dzogchen practices aim to attain rigpa and integrate this into everyday life:

A widespread simile for ignorance is the obscuration of the sun by clouds

Longchenpa explains the process of how rigpa (rendered here as "gnosis") lapses into ignorance in his Tsigdön Dzö as follows: