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Four Blind Men Visited the Elephant

Posted on May 25 , 2011 in Blog

Four blind men went to the zoo and visited the elephant. One blind man touched its side and said, “The elephant is like a wall.” The next blind man touched its trunk and said, “The elephant is like a snake.” The next blind man touched its leg and said, “The elephant is like a column.” The last blind man touched its tail and said, “The elephant is like a broom.” Then the four blind men started to fight, each one believing that his opinion was the right one. Each only understood the part he had touched; none of them understood the whole.

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  1. Barry Briggs

    3 years ago

    The Buddha continued with this story to observe that the four men then began fighting with one another, each asserting that their view was the correct view.

    Watch out for beliefs, views and opinions!