The Elephant

There was once a blind man who wanted to know what an elephant was. So people brought one for him to touch. The man put out his hand and felt the trunk and said it was like a tree. His companions were also blind and wanted to find out about this creature. One grasped the ear and said it was like a fan. Another took hold of the tail and said it was like a rope. So each one believed he had the answer but none of them had grasped the whole truth.
Hinduism – By S.C. Mercier