The Master, having come to Wu-ch'ang, heard there the sound of stringed instruments and singing.
Well pleased and smiling, he said, 'Why use an ox knife to kill a fowl?'
Tsze-yu replied, 'Formerly, Master, I heard you say,- "When the man of high station is well instructed, he loves men; when the man of low station is well instructed, he is easily ruled."'
The Master said, 'My disciples, Yen's words are right. What I said was only in sport.'