一人得道,雞犬升天

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Chinese[edit]

 
a person; one person; someone; by one person; alone
to attain the Way; to become enlightened; to attain salvation fowl; chicken dog
 
to ascend into heaven; to go up to the sky; to die; to pass away
trad. (一人得道,雞犬升天) 一人 得道 升天
simp. (一人得道,鸡犬升天) 一人 得道 升天
Literally: “When a man attains the Tao, even his pets ascend to heaven.”

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一人得道,雞犬升天

  1. when a man gets to the top, all his friends and relations get there with him
  2. once a man becomes an official, everyone he associates with reaps the benefits