“Guru Nanak was succeeded by a line of nine additional gurus, each of whom spread Sikhism through parts of India and Arabia. Despite their importance, the gurus refused to be worshipped as deities, insisting they were only repeating the word of God. The last guru, Guru Gobind Singh, died in 1708. He was replaced by a text, which is now recognized as the Eternal Guru and is the scripture of Sikhism [Guru Granth Sahib].” from The Intellectual Devotional
Any other famous teachers we can think of who were “replaced by a text”?
An interesting peculiarity of religious history, wouldn’t you say?