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“Is the Musician Benevolent?”

A man who is not Good, what can he have to do with music? So proclaimed Confucius!

Jen is the Chinese that Arthur Waley translates as Good. It is also variously translated as Benevolence and Humanity.

The first question to ask oneself of every musician: is he Good, is he Benevolent, is he Loving? If not, then it’s merely music, never Music.

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