Verse 27 Wisdom is Effortless Mutuality
The expert traveler leaves no footprints.
The expert speaker makes no mispronunciations.
The expert in calculation needs no calculator.
The expert in closing things needs no lock,
yet not one can open what has been closed.
The expert in binding uses no knots,
yet no one can pull apart what has been bound.
The expert in caring for things never wastes anything.
The expert at helping people never abandons anyone.
These are the paths to enlightenment.
Those who arrive at their destination
teach those who are still on the path,
while those still on the path
are sources of wisdom for the teachers.
“The Tao Te Ching, A New Translation”
By: Ralph Alan Dale
Published by 'Sahy' It Aloud