Through his experience, the follower becomes aware that all things change, so that he who leads might also follow an unseen path. So, in his wisdom, he may neither lead nor follow. That which he does is neither big nor small. It is without negative intent; it is neither difficult, nor is it easy. He completes his task, and when his task is completed, he then lets go of it. He seeks no credit, therefore he cannot be discredited. Thus, his teaching lasts for ever, and he is held in high esteem; which he seeks not.