See also: 万变不离其宗
ten thousand; a great number; surnameto change; to become different; to transform; to vary; rebellion not; noto leave; to depart; to go away; fromhis; her; its; theirs; that; such; it (refers to sth preceding it)school; sect; purpose; model; ancestor; family trad. (萬變不離其宗) 萬 變 不 離 其 宗 simp. (万变不离其宗) 万 变 不 离 其 宗
- No matter how much one alters something, it will still retain its essence.