What is the meaning of Confucius' 一以貫之 yī yǐ guàn zhī

Literary Chinese :孔子 禮記 論語 請問何謂孔子吾道一以貫之?曾子曰:唯;夫子之道忠恕而已矣。

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    bkrs:一以贯之。用一个根本性的事理贯通事情的始末或全部的道理。 One principle runs through it all.; one unity pervading all things.For more info search web using 一以贯之
    – user6065
    Nov 28, 2017 at 20:43

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The expression can be a verb, meaning using a principle to handle all kinds of affairs.

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