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The teacher has authority,

but unless it is revoked

and the teacher becomes a student

the teacher is no good.

We follow our path.


Every question has an answer,

but unless you keep looking for it

while accepting it will never be found,

your answers are no good.

Our path has no end.


Enjoy the respect you deserve,

but unless you understand

that respect is never deserved,

you will never be a teacher.


You knew everything

when you knew nothing.


Know nothing once again.

It contains all that you need.

The greatest teachers teach nothing.


*My original commentary on Chapter 28 can be found here

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