Universal Perspective

There are many ways to understand the universe:  through superstition, religion, philosophy, science and so forth.  While each approach has it’s own experts- scientists, priests, philosophers, doctors, poets- all are merely blind men receiving different impressions from touching the same elephant.  A priest may feel its legs and say life is like a tree trunk; a scientist holding its tail may find that life is rope like; a poet feeling an ear may proclaim life is like a lotus leaf; a doctor holding its tusk may conclude that life is like a bone; a philosopher grasping his trunk may pronounce life to be like a snake; and so on.  From his own perspective, each expert’s conclusion is knowledgeable and makes sense.  Their theories however, are merely part of the whole picture.


Well known story told by Feng Shui Master Dr. Lin Yun