Professor Brian Hoffert
History/Religious Studies North Central College
CARD 260
Japan Trip

HIST 165
Intro to East Asia

RELG 265
Religions Pluralism in Japan



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 is able to understand this, it is through the so-called “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; translated by Brian Hoffert)