Zen and Perspective16 comments
Perspective Is Everything
Some people from four different religions argued about what God looked like. Each feeling his description was the correct one. They went to Buddha to settle their dispute.
The Buddha asked that they bring him an elephant and four blind men.
He brought the four blind men to the elephant and asked them what the elephant looked like.
The first blind men touched the elephant leg and reported that it “looked” like a pillar.
The second blind man touched the elephant tummy and said that an elephant was a wall.
The third blind man touched the elephant ear and said that it was a piece of cloth.
The fourth blind man hold on to the tail and described the elephant as a piece of rope.
The four blind men began to argue that their own perspective was correct.
The Buddha asked the citizens: “Each blind man had touched the elephant but each of them gives a different description of the animal. Which answer is right?”
There are many perspectives to the same object or event. If your view doesn’t work for you, find a different one.
Do you see the effects of your perspective in everything you do? They are there.
Jodi Aman / /