Confucius - The Analects - Wei Zheng 12
Type of spiritual experience
[Comment by translator] The noble man is not a technician, to be used by others to do a single job. On another level, his mind is not narrowly oriented by a specific task. The junzi thinks broadly and does not limit himself quickly into a certain world-view, and cannot easily be used as a cog in someone else's machine.
And he is not a bucket in which you can throw any old rubbish
A description of the experience
|Wei Zheng:||The Master said, "The accomplished scholar is not a utensil."|