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Released: Sep 13, 2017 | 6:22 PM
Category: Spoken Word
Application: Logic Pro/Studio
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 3.24 MB

Plays: 150
Downloads: 0
Weekly Plays: 0
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Wednesday

License: Commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
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A telling and an interpretation of an ancient parable known as the Blind Men and an Elephant.

For more on this parable: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_men_and_an_elephant


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I hope you enjoy my telling and interpretation of this ancient parable, one way or another.

In any case, please be supportive of my musical and philanthropic endeavors by sending a contribution via PayPal to:

allisonbartonrice@mac.com

Or, send cash or check via U.S.P.S. to:

The Cowboy
200 Brannan St., Apt. 316
San Francisco, CA 94107

If a return mailing address is provided, all contributions of $12.00 or more will receive a copy of my CD 'Wanted (or not) ~ The Cowboy'.

In any case, any and all contributions are greatly appreciated and will be put to good use.

Sincerely,
The Cowboy

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Five blind people were stumbling along and they came upon an elephant.

The first blind person felt the elephant’s trunk and declared an elephant is like a large snake.

The second blind person felt the elephant’s ear and declared an elephant is like a leafy plant.

The third blind person felt the elephant’s leg and declared an elephant is like a large tree.

The forth blind person felt the side of the elephant and declared an elephant is like a wall.

The fifth blind person felt the tail of the elephant and declared an elephant is like a rope.

They each envisioned the elephant in a particular way based upon their individual experience. And, when they conferred amongst themselves, they each suspected the others of being dishonest and they came to blows.

In a small way, each of them was right. But, in a great way, each of them was immensely wrong.

It is not simply five blind people, but billions upon billions of humans (and, perhaps, other sentient beings) that exist, have existed, and will exist.

And, the elephant is everything. And, everything is the elephant.

Everything is Everything.

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