While I will not despise listening to an instructor. I will rather follow a practitioner.
An instructor may have heard or learnt of the way but it is a practitioner that knows the way.
It’s cheap to be an instructor but tough to be a practitioner.
Talk is cheap, work is hard.
I’ll listen to the talk but I’ll only follow the works.
Follow only a man whose works speaks not one whose words is sweet.
A speaking work is more valuable than a sweetened word.
I’ll rather follow a man who knows the way than one who just heard of the way.
I’ll follow one who leads rather than one who points to the way.