It is true Chris, that much of individual enlightenment is dependent upon the individual but there are many aspects of the great Plan which are dependent upon the union of souls and cooperation of humanity.
As evidence of this, note that Jesus did not do his work alone but called twelve and then seventy disciples.
Buddha had his nine hundred arhats to assist him.
No great teacher has expected to be a light to the world all by himself.
"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom."
-- Albert Einstein
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