Public Diplomacy: Teaching without Saying Anything

We really have to pay tribute to Willis Conover, because later, I found out that he had to really fight for the integrity of his program, for the pureness of it. And also later I found out that there were many, many occasions when someone tried to push into his programs what he didn’t consider jazz, what’s not up to the standard. And only then I realized, Jesus, if not for Willis Conover, we would probably have been listening to some nonsense …

Valery Ponomarev, a jazz messenger from Russia, quoted in a Lincoln Center documentary – podcast here (published 3/6/12); a directory of all podcasts here.

是以圣人处无为之事,
行不言之教。
万物作焉而不辞。
生而不有,为而不恃,
功成而弗居。
夫唯弗居,
是以不去。
Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn’t possess,
acts but doesn’t expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.

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Related

» Deutsche Welle Link Collection, Febr 3, 2012
» Noise doesn’t spell Strength, April 7, 2010
» Inherited records, Sign & Sight, Aug 15, 2007

2 Comments to “Public Diplomacy: Teaching without Saying Anything”

  1. 赞!!!走向一个“无谓” 的方式

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