A spiritual seeker seeks one thing above all: relief from the futility of existence.
An enlightenment teacher who offers that relief is a peddler of meaning. Yet an enlightenment teacher who doesn’t offer that relief will not be in business for long.
Therefore the true teacher seeks to invalidate all teachings (spiritual meanings), and also himself or herself, in the shortest possible time.
In the realm of teaching enlightenment, therefore, to succeed is to fail, to fail is to succeed.
In fact, there are no teachers of enlightenment, only students, and these are almost as rare.