I was hoping for a down to earth explanation...
Disappointment is as good as any lesson in life... as a goad to seeking that which is beyond disappointment.
I have a question for you igm
If the Buddha's teaching work, why are there no living Buddhas around? I have never met one. I have seen a lot who try to claim to be but they really don't reflect what the Buddha taught. I see them wearing Rolex watches and owning BMWs and taking expensive trips around the world.
Surely if the Dharma works there should be thousands, hundreds of thousands of living Buddhas, but I have not met a single one. Why is that?