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6 Blind Man & the Elephant

• Story has been used to illustrate a range of truths and Misconceptions. It probably implies that one's subjective experience can be true, but that such experience is inherently limited by its failure to account for other truths or a totality of truth. At various times the parable has provided insight into the relativism, opaqueness or inexpressible nature of truth, etc.
• Behavior of experts in fields or Leader should be:- when there is a deficit or inaccessibility of information or confusion arose. Then need for communication arises and leader should listen to the views of their subordinate as well respect for their different perspectives.
• Because moral is “None of your Subordinate Knows Big Elephant”

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6 Blind Man & the Elephant

  1. 1. 6 Blind Men and the Elephant "The Blind Men and the Elephant", on a fable that was told in India many years ago. It is a good warning about how our sensory perceptions can lead to misinterpretations. By Deepak Soni
  2. 2. It was Six Blind Men. A number of blind men came to an elephant. Somebody told them that it was an elephant. The blind men asked, ‘What is the elephant like?’ and they began to touch its body That each by observation Might satisfy his mind 6 Blind Men Observation By Deepak Soni
  3. 3. 1ST BLIND MEN The First approached the Elephant and happening to fall against his broad and sturdy side, At once began to bawl By Deepak Soni
  4. 4. 2nd BLIND MEN The Second, feeling of the tusk, Cried, “Ho! what have we here. So very round and smooth and sharp? To me ’tis mighty clear By Deepak Soni
  5. 5. 3rd BLIND MEN The three no sooner had begun About the beast to grope then, seizing on the swinging tail That fell within his scope By Deepak Soni
  6. 6. 4th BLIND MEN The Fourth reached out an eager hand, And felt about the knee. “What most this wondrous beast is like Is mighty plain,” quote By Deepak Soni
  7. 7. 5th BLIND MEN The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear, Said:. Can tell what this resembles most; Deny the fact who can…..is like a Fan !! By Deepak Soni
  8. 8. 6th BLIND MEN The Third approached the animal, And happening to take. The squirming trunk within his hands, Thus boldly up and spake By Deepak Soni
  9. 9. Every one had seen some one of its parts, and all had seen it wrongly. No mind knew the whole. Knowledge is never the companion of the blind. They have a heated debate that does not come to physical violence. But in Saxe's version, the conflict is never resolved CONCLUSION They conclude that the elephant is like a wall, snake, spear, tree, fan or rope, depending upon where they touch. By Deepak Soni
  10. 10. The story is seen as a metaphor in many disciplines, being pressed into service as an analogy in fields well beyond the traditional. We believe this element of Self-reference in the many interpretations of the story, and its function as a teaching story: - People address themselves to this story in one or more interpretations. They then accept or reject them. Now they can feel happy; they have arrived at an opinion about the matter. According to their conditioning they produce the answer. Now look at their answers. Some will say that this is a fascinating and touching allegory of the presence of God. Others will say that it is showing people how stupid mankind can be. Some say it is anti-scholastic. Others that it is just a tale copied from Rumi-Sanai – and list goes on and on. MORAL So oft in theologic wars, The disputants, I ween, Rail on in utter ignorance Of what each other mean, And prate about an Elephant Not one of them has seen! CORPORATE LESSON MAINLY FOR LEADERS: It has been used to illustrate a range of truths and Misconceptions. It probably implies that one's subjective experience can be true, but that such experience is inherently limited by its failure to account for other truths or a totality of truth. At various times the parable has provided insight into the relativism, opaqueness or inexpressible nature of truth, etc. Therefore, the behavior of experts in fields or Leader should be:- when there is a deficit or inaccessibility of information or confusion arose. Then need for communication arises and leader should listen to the views of their subordinate as well respect for their different perspectives. Because moral is “None of your Subordinate Knows Big Elephant” By Deepak Soni
  11. 11. By Deepak Soni

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