The Wise can act by just being
and teach without speaking
Things come to them because they let them go
They create by not trying to possess
They succeed by not seeking reward
What needs to be done is done and then forgotten
They are always moving on

The Wise don't make themselves out to be special
so no-one competes with them
They don't accumulate riches
so no-one steals from them
They govern by example
so no-one is misled
They aren't controlled by desire
so they don't cause confusion
They are not greedy for food or power
so they are full of well-being
People don't understand what they do
but no-one wants to take over