When the villagers were performing the end of the year exorcism, he would stand on the Eastern steps of his house dressed in full court regalia.Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
When the members of the community were performing their demon-expelling rites, he put on his court robes and stood on the eastern steps.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.