This interesting question is one that needs to be asked far more often than it is!
What America does not question is the value of a person’s IQ, or education, or the degrees a person has acquired?
What America is totally unprepared to ask, or to answer for that matter… is how in the world is it possible for a student to KNOW more than a teacher? Well, I’m about to answer that question… but the answer may conflict with the beliefs of some people? Or it may seem too scary for other people?
The fact is, what modern education teaches, and is heavily invested in promoting is… the mistaken notion that information adds up to Knowledge! This notion is a natural mistake for those people who are “Intelack” type individuals. That is, people whose Souls are early in their accumulation of “C’etc” [pronounced “C_etcetera”], which is my label for what the ancient Greeks referred to as Consciousness.
“C’etc” stands for… the Virtues of Life that all Souls are slowly accumulating by engaging in and Completing Karma.
What is “Consciousness”? Another name for Consciousness is Knowledge. And it is acquired naturally as a person “completes” Karma. With the MIND of each person is a process I refer to as “Esotransmutation,”which is a Mystical process whereby ones MIND [in concert with ones Soul] converts Completed Karma [which means the experiential results of experiencing both the Yang and Yin aspects of a particular bit of Karma] into Knowledge, which is then stored Within ones Apapsyche [Operational Energy of one’s Soul]. And when ones Soul is “ready” to awaken to that particular bit of Knowledge, one does so via ones faculty of Intuition.
And, of course this “natural process” of acquiring Knowledge takes several lifetimes to acquire, which means both the Law of Karma and that of Reincarnation are at work helping each of us grow and mature in Spiritual Understanding. So, what is not unusual is for the Soul of a student to be older than the Soul of a teacher, and being older, the Soul of the student simply KNOWs more [has more Knowledge regarding a particular subject] than the Soul of the teacher.
Peace, Brother James