Professor Brian Hoffert
History/Religious Studies North Central College
HST 265
Modern China

Intro to World Religions

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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]