Katha Sagara

The blind man with a lamp

Once there lived a blind man in a small town. He always carried a lighted lamp in his hand whenever he went out at night.

One dark night, while he was going with his lighted lamp in his hand, a group of men were passing that way. They saw the blind man and made fun of him. They said, “Oh! You are a blind man. Why do you carry the lighted lamp? You anyway cannot see anything.”

The blind man politely replied, “This lamp is not for me, but for people like you who have eyes. If I hadn’t carried this lamp, you would have knocked me down.

The group of young men felt ashamed and apologised to him.

To Reflect Upon

bulletDoes merely having eyes imply that we see?