Some people think that in order to teach someone anything the teacher has to be fully accomplished in that area. I don’t think that’s true. Take a mechanic who has been restoring a classic car in his free time for the last 10 years. He probably made loads of mistakes during that time, bought the wrong or bad components, maybe quit the work a few times for a period in despair. Now, after 10 years, the car is 70% done. Suppose you want to restore a similar car, wouldn’t you like to learn from that man even though his car is not finished. I would.

In the same way I can learn a lot from people who are on the spiritual path, even though they are not enlightened. It’s about meaningful exchange, not guru-ship.