Professor Brian Hoffert
History/Religious Studies North Central College
REL 100
World Religions

HST 261
Traditional China

HOI 100
Authority & Freedom


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Understanding that rests in what it does not understand is the highest. Who can understand discriminations that are not spoken, the Way that is not a way? If one has the ability to understand this, it is called the Reservoir of Heaven. Pour into it and it won’t fill up, dip from it and it won’t run dry, yet no one knows the source from which it comes. [Zhuangzi, Chapter 2]