A student gains each day.
A follower of the Way (Tao) loses something each day.Loss after loss until arriving at Non Action (Wu Wei).*
Knowledge is the accumulation of information which the student gains each day. But when the same knowledge takes an inner turn as experience, thats connecting to the Self, one has to lose all that has been gained. Thats what is called emptying, non action. Any resistance offered in the process of a student or a follower it would only arrest the way. Its much easier to gain than to lose. Resistance may probably be converted to re-assisting one self. No logic, no reasoning, just moving ahead with favourable or unfavourable situations but never losing track with Self can help one to learn the art of losing much much faster. The worldly loss like money, relationship etc causes unbearable sorrow and engulfs one in a terrible state of fear of all sorts and insecurity. It makes the heart heavier and the head go mad. The loss of a follower of the Way, makes the heart lighter and the head clearer. It moves one closer to the unshakable, unchanging Source. No hurry, no worry, let the strides on the path go on...