The Seeing Narrator among the blind men and the elephant

You’ve probably heard of the story of the blind men and the elephant to explain the diversity of religious viewpoints as merely perspectives. No one religion is ultimately true but are culture-bound. Vinoth Ramachandra comments on this common opinion:

It is the narrator (who) alone has access to the true nature of Reality. From his lofty vantage point he can see that the reports of the blind men are clumsy images that need to be complimented by other reports. So what passes for a posture of intellectual humility before the variety of religious truth claims is, in fact, a posture of intellectual imperialism.

Vinoth Ramachandra, Recovery of Mission, pp.120-121, 125


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