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Blind monks examining an elephant

"Blind monks examining an elephant", an 1888 ukiyo-e print by Hanabusa Itchō.

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The StoryEdit

Six blind men were asked to determine what an elephant looked like by feeling different parts of the elephant's body--

  • The first blind man who feels a leg says the elephant is like a pillar.
  • The one who feels the tail says the elephant is like a rope.
  • The one who feels the trunk says the elephant is like a tree branch.
  • The one who feels the ear says the elephant is like a hand fan.
  • The one who feels the belly says the elephant is like a wall.
  • And the one who feels the tusk says the elephant is like a solid pipe.

The MeaningEdit

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ReferencesEdit

Blind men and an elephant on Wikipedia

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