meaning and value do you attach to the term "World Teacher"? Is everyone
who reaches liberation a "World Teacher"?
K: Do not trouble yourself
with terms, labels and phrases. I look upon the "world teacher" as one who
has realized truth. The ocean cannot be brought to the river, so the river
must seek the ocean. Likewise, in order to attain this state of liberation,
which may be likened to the sea, the individual must go towards that sea;
it cannot come into him because it cannot be conditioned. To me the reality
of the "world teacher" is not in the name, but in the fact of attaining this
liberation, this enlightenment. To me the reality is that an indivual can
attain to that freedom of self-consciousness, to that purification, to that
liberation of the self which gives to him immense calmness, serenity, pliability,
strength and affectionate detachment from all things.