A Teacher is someone who is completely Awake, having conquered and subdued all the obstacles in the path to the Greatest Experience in the world. The inescapable responsibility of Enlightenment is that nature plays a game to turn you into a Teacher, however long that may take. In so doing, one gets to realize in fullness of the difficulties in Teaching this new discovery. Many such great Teachers over the past have gone the same agony of being misunderstood or misinterpreted in different way. Teach one may, but it is extremely difficult to take the horse to the river and make it drink the water if it lacks the burning desire to do so.
According to an ancient British fable, a mouse was in constant distress because of its fear of the cat. A magician took pity on it and turned it into a cat. But then it became afraid of the dog. So the magician turned it into a dog. Then it began to fear the panther. So the magician turned it into a panther.
Whereupon it was full of fear for the hunter. At this point the magician gave up, and turned it into a mouse again saying, “Nothing I do for you is going to be of any help because you have the heart of a mouse.”