|ten thousand; a great number; Wan (surname)||
to change; to become different; to transform; to vary; rebellion
|(negative prefix); not; no||
to leave; to depart; to go away; from
his; her; its; theirs; that; such; it (refers to sth preceding it)
school; sect; purpose; model; ancestor; family
萬變不離其宗 (traditional, Pinyin 万变不离其宗), simplified
- No matter how much one alters something, it will still retain its essence.