Several citizens ran into a hot argument about God and different religions and each one would not agree to a common answer. So they came to the Lord Buddha to find out what exactly God looks like.

The Buddha asked his disciples to get a large magnificent elephant and four blind men. He then told the men to find out what the elephant looked like.

The first blind man touched the elephant’s leg and reported it “looked” like a pillar. The second man touched the elephant’s tummy and said it was a wall. The third man touched the elephants ear and said it was a piece of cloth. The fourth blind man held the tail and described the elephant as a piece of rope. And all of them ran into a hot argument about the “appearence” of the elephant.

The Buddha asked the citizens “Each blind man had touched the elephant but each gave a different description of the animal. Which answer is right?”

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