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Confucius - The Analects - Wei Zheng 12

Identifier

013288

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

[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

子曰:「君子不器。」
  Wei Zheng: The Master said, "The accomplished scholar is not a utensil."

The source of the experience

Confucius

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Home schooling
Suppressing memory

Commonsteps

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