Skillful travelers leave no trace,
neither of wheel nor footstep.
Skillful speakers make no remarks,
spreading neither fault nor blame.
Skillful mathematicians need no calculators.
Skillful carpenters need neither bolt nor bar,
yet what they shut no one opens.
Skillful binders use no strings or knots,
yet untying their work is impossible.
Those free of their themselves ignore nothing.
Those free of themselves waste nothing.
Those free of themselves use innate skill.
Others may learn from this.
Respecting the skillful and gaining
respect from the skillful opens
the way to learning mysteries.