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Breaking of Light

Post  ThPhARTh on Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:51 am

Now i've put it under Spiritual, as this is the way i see it.
but then again, everything is Spiritual to me, so feel free to move it.

As Light breaks in different colours and shades, 'Truth' does the same in different ray's/way's/fields
Here under a story wich describes it nicely:

The blind men and the elephant: (G. Saxe)

It was six men of Indostan
To learning much inclined,
Who went to see the Elephant
(Though all of them were blind),
That each by observation
Might satisfy his mind.

The First approach'd the Elephant,
And happening to fall
Against his broad and sturdy side,
At once began to bawl:
"God bless me! but the Elephant
Is very like a wall!"

The Second, feeling of the tusk,
Cried, -"Ho! what have we here
So very round and smooth and sharp?
To me 'tis mighty clear
This wonder of an Elephant
Is very like a spear!"

The Third approached the animal,
And happening to take
The squirming trunk within his hands,
Thus boldly up and spake:
"I see," quoth he, "the Elephant
Is very like a snake!"

The Fourth reached out his eager hand,
And felt about the knee.
"What most this wondrous beast is like
Is mighty plain," quoth he,
"'Tis clear enough the Elephant
Is very like a tree!"

The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear,
Said: "E'en the blindest man
Can tell what this resembles most;
Deny the fact who can,
This marvel of an Elephant
Is very like a fan!"

The Sixth no sooner had begun
About the beast to grope,
Then, seizing on the swinging tail
That fell within his scope,
"I see," quoth he, "the Elephant
Is very like a rope!"

And so these men of Indostan
Disputed loud and long,
Each in his own opinion
Exceeding stiff and strong,
Though each was partly in the right,
And all were in the wrong!

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Final Verse

Post  deviadah on Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:57 am

ThPhARTh wrote:...everything is Spiritual to me, so feel free to move it.
Yes... it is the same to me but I still think this goes under General Discussions (but it could also fit in the Microcosm areas of the forums).

I found this:
Now what’s interesting is that there’s actually a final verse which is sometimes left out, perhaps because it takes away from the wonderful broad applicability of the poem. But in fairness to Saxe, here it is:

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! - source
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