A person standing solemnly, dignified, a serious person
Every person who have followed Tao has been a person of culture and refinement. Not only does Tao require study and intelligences but it also demands the subtle mind of a sensitive person. You will not find that type of mind in the unthinking brute or the insensitive tout. The Wen person is someone who can read not just humane language, but languages of nature as well. There are patterns and secrets through out the world, the rings of tree, tracks of animals and the traces of water down the sides of a valley are as clear as any scripture. The person who follows Tao does not blindly go through life, but is able to read it on every level. Those who follow Tao are those who know the many languages of life. A person who can read literature in this extended sense cannot help but develop great character. After all, to follow Tao requires patience in adversity, great compassion, and understanding the balance between action and stillness. We all need to experience more and more, strive to know life on deeper and deeper levels, and give consideration to all that happen to us. Such understanding must be ongoing, and those who reveal in Wen never tired of exploring what is around them. They always read the patterns of Life!
Those who can read the patterns of life are the truly cultured!