Confucius - The Doctrine of the Mean - 14
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
500 BC THE DOCTRINE OF THE MEAN Confucius translated by James Legge 
It is said in the Book of Poetry, "In silence is the offering presented, and the spirit approached to; there is not the slightest contention."
Therefore the superior man does not use rewards, and the people are stimulated to virtue. He does not show anger, and the people are awed more than by hatchets and battle-axes.
It is said in the Book of Poetry, "What needs no display is virtue. All the princes imitate it."
Therefore, the superior man being sincere and reverential, the whole world is conducted to a state of happy tranquility.