Who travels well leaves no trace.
Who speaks well leaves no discord.
Who reckons well leaves no tally.
Who secures well uses neither board nor lock, yet what he closes, no one can open.
Who binds well uses neither cord nor knot,
yet what he binds, no one can undo.
Who follows the Way well Such is listening to the light within.
leaves none untended,
leaves none behind,
leaves naught to waste.
Good men are to bad men teachers. or his responsibility—
Bad men are to good men responsibilities.
Who does not respect his teacher—
whatever else he knows,
Such is the subtle essence.