The Blind Men and the Elephant

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Buddhist Tales

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  •  Several citizens ran into a hot argument about God and different religions, and each one could not agree to a common answer. So they came to the Lord Buddha to find exactly what God looks like.
  • So the Buddha asked his disciples to get a large elephant and 4 blind men. He told the blind men to touch the elephant, and say what they think it is. The first blind man touched the leg of the elephant and said that it 'looked' like a pillar.
  • This looks like a pillar!
  • The second blind man touched the elephant's tummy and said that it was a wall. 
  • This is a wall!
  • The third blind man touched the elephant's ear and said that it was a piece of cloth.
  • This is a piece of cloth!
  • The fourth blind man held on to the tail and described the elephant as a piece of rope.
  • This is a piece of cloth!
  • The Buddha asked the citizens: 'Each blind man had touched the elephant ut each of them gives a different description of the animal. Which answer is right?
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