The Master said, “I have never denied instruction to anyone who, of their own accord, offered up as little as a bundle of silk or bit of cured meat.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, If a person comes with a bundle of dried meat or better, I’ve never refused him instruction.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.