Once there was a snake whose tail told its head, “I should lead the way.”
And the head said, “I’m used to leading, why do you want to change positions so suddenly?”
When the head led the way, the tail knotted himself around a tree and was unwilling to move.
And when the tail led, the snake fell into a burning pit and was burnt to its death.
This is also true with teachers and disciples.
The disciples have a fancy that the young should lead the way, as they think teachers are too
old to lead. Due to their youthful immaturity, they often break commandments without being
aware of it. They end up dragging each other down to Hell.