The greatest Teacher is, of course, the avatara, the Divine Incarnation, who is able to bring illumination to thousands of people. Swami Vivekananda used to say the avatara is a kapala-mochana, one who can alter the destiny of people, one who can wipe out what is written on their foreheads, that is, their karma. No ordinary teacher has such a power of transformation. Basavanna/sai baba/Jesus/many more had the power to bring the divine Light to those people who attained illumination at his touch. He also had the power to transform impure souls whom people call sinners. When he told them, ‘Thy sins are forgiven; thy faith has made thee whole; go in peace’, they at once felt freed from all impurities.
Bangalore – India