In a book by Charles M. Johnston called “Necessary Wisdom” I found a paragraph I very much resonate with and which is very much in accord with what I’ve been finding in the interviews I’ve been conducting with teachers/gurus/masters etc. and their students/disciples:

“In the past, we have viewed expert and ignorant in whatever sphere – teacher and student, priest and supplicant, coach and athlete, parent and child – as discrete entities with a specific causal relationship. Experts were active and powerful – their task to lead; their polar components, non-experts, filled a passive role – their task to follow. I would suggest that the truth has always been larger and more interesting than this. But we couldn’t know it, for it would have made reality too big, greater than our capacity to handle it.”