The Truth Is Not Absolute


An elephant was brought to a group of blind men who had never
encountered such an animal before. One felt a leg and reported that an elephant is a great living pillar. Another felt the trunk and reported that an elephant is a great snake. Another felt a tusk and reported that an elephant is like a sharp ploughshare. And so on. And then they all quarreled together, each claiming that his own account was the truth and therefore all the others false (traditional parable).
None of the accounts that the blind men made about the nature
of the elephant are absolute truths, nor are the accounts false. An
absolute truth, or one that is true for all, can not be achieved
because of the constant ...

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has his or her own sense of reason and logic, the perceptions that people
encounter are ultimately true, and not false. Life does not contain
one truth for any idea or object, but truths can be found in one's
perception. It is difficult to determine that anything is the absolute truth. One should not prove that any object contains a true meaning, but should develop conceptions surrounding the object. Attempting to prove anything then would be difficult, if not impossible. Our senses from smell to values to reality may differ from person to person. What may be true to one person may be different for another. Because everybody has different perceptions about life, it is difficult to weigh the content of any concept. Every account, of its own, is formed to be the truth of the one individual who assumes it. The variety of concepts may have the virtue of being considered. This is how people develop a deeper sense of understanding for all objects. Truth is achieved through the ...

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