A few aspects that may help the Seeker to recognize the signposts:an awakened teacher only teaches freedom, urging the spiritual Seeker to wake up, to be free of the mind, the Ego, the world, customs and traditions etc.;
an awakened teacher never provides methods for the spiritual progress of a spiritual Seeker as he is aware all these methods boosts the Ego-dominated Mind and deepens the conditioned state of the individual;
an awakened teacher can only be your lighthouse, casting light on your spiritual path, but you must understand it and walk your own path;
an awakened teacher never joins the expectations of the Ego and Mind, so he will not be anyone the spiritual Seeker images him to be.