saying-34; teachers and preachers are not the Way!

 

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saying- 34; teachers and preachers are not the Way!

 

 

 

 

Jesus says,

If a blind man leads a blind man,

they will both fall into a pit.

 

 

 

Comments:

 

Don’t follow any teachers because they are all blind. The true seeker is someone alone

on the way to seek and find the kingdom – no one can travel with him, no one can make him find

and certainly not so-called teachers.

The saying might also be interpreted to mean that it is no use in

talking to each other about the kingdom, as exchanging ideas about it will only

result in a false sense of knowing. Finding the kingdom is an ineffable experience,

which cannot be sensibly put into words to try and communicate it with others.

(For an essay on The Failure of Words in Philosophy and Religion, see: Ineffability by Ben-Ami Scharfstein,1993). Therefore, one simply cannot depend on the "knowledge" or special satus

of others in this respect.

The true teacher only points at the Way, but would never proclaim to be the Way!

 

Teachers and preachers are not the Way!

 

Also in:

Matthew 15:14; Luke 6:39.

 

 

Plisch (2008) states that this saying was common in the ancient world;

blindness being a metaphor for ignorance.