Which phrase can be seen as a statement of the roots of Daoist beliefs? (A) Our king of Shang brilliantly displayed his sagely prowess. (B) The former king began with careful attention to the bonds that hold men together. (C) The birds and beasts . . . enjoyed their existence according to their nature. (D) The ways of Heaven are not invariable: on the good-doer it sends down all blessings.Explanation: Daoism emphasizes being true to one’s inherent nature. It (A) focuses exclusively on wisdom, (B) is inherently Confucian, and (D) is part of the Mandate of Heaven.