Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

One Elephant One Truth

Book coverThe truth is a big truth, very big. It is big like the sky. It is true. Fire burns—true. There is one truth, even on the relative level; it is just reflected in different ways. It is like the story of the ten blind men and the elephant. One blind man says the elephant is like a tree trunk, one says it is like a leaf, and so on, but really it is just one elephant. Likewise, truth is not relative truth, but it is one truth, which includes different discoveries.

From “The Transition to Vajrayana” in The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma. Volume Three: The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness, page 30.

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