Arrive at the Same Destination via Different Routes / Rely on a Common Ontological Entity
This term means to reach the same goal through different routes. Coming from The Book of Changes, the term has two meanings: First, different schools of thought and different people have different understandings of social order and values, and the ways of governance they advocate also vary, but their goals are the same – stability and prosperity of society. Second, though things under heaven manifest themselves in different ways, they all belong or rely on a common ontological entity.
All people under heaven have the same goal, though they take different routes; they cherish the same concern, but they hold different views. (The Book of Changes)
Confucius said, “Under heaven, people have the same goal but they go by different routes.” This means that all things under heaven rely on the same ontological entity. (Wang Fuzhi: Explanatory Notes to The Book of Changes)