Why doesn't Yoda want to teach Luke, in TESB? Yes, I'm aware that he is testing Luke. I just don't see why it mattered. If Yoda believed that Luke reminded him too much of his father (as he did) what difference did it make? How many options did Yoda believe he had left? He knows he probably only has a few years remaining in his life. Was he hoping that Leia would also crash on Dagobah? Was he going to send Obi to find Leia, as he did with Luke? Yoda also probably knew that Leia would soon be captured, and possibly killed. He should have been salivating at the opportunity to train Luke. IMHO P.S. A service call just came in for me, so I have to leave, but I look forward to reading your responses when I get back. Thank you.