Confucius - The Doctrine of the Mean - 01
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
500 BC THE DOCTRINE OF THE MEAN Confucius translated by James Legge 
What Heaven has conferred is called The Nature; an accordance with this nature is called The Path of duty; the regulation of this path is called Instruction.
The path may not be left for an instant. If it could be left, it would not be the path. On this account, the superior man does not wait till he sees things, to be cautious, nor till he hears things, to be apprehensive.