The blind man in the maze

There was once a blind man, who in addition to not being able to see, also had a bald head. For a misdemeanour he had committed, the king put the poor fellow in a specially built prison designed like a maze or labyrinth.

The prison had a number of false doors and one real door, which opened and led to the light of the outside world. By the king’s order, anyone who could find the real door could step through it and immediately gain his freedom.

For a long time the blind man felt his way carefully around the prison’s wall, searching for the one real door. But as it happened, every time he actually came to it, he was distracted by an itch on his bald head. As a result, he scratched his head each time that he came to the door to freedom and, as he meanwhile kept moving slowly along the prison walls, he missed the one and real door over and over again.

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  1. KgnReshma says:

    Bismillah KGN-Salaams.
    O & I missed the real Door too,
    Due to quality, like animals of Zoo.

    For me the Door was already Open,
    Discipline I seem to have broken.

    O my Shaykh will thy Door reopen?
    Whence shall I gain my freedom?

    In tune with Tagore…….

    Where the mind is without fear,
    & the head is held high;

    Where knowledge is free;

    Where the world has not been,
    Broken up into fragments,
    By narrow domestic walls;

    Where words come out,
    From the depth of truth;

    Where tireless striving streches,
    Its arms towards perfection;

    Where the clear stream of reason,
    Has lost its way into,
    Dreary desert sand of dead habit;

    Where the mind is led forward,
    By thee into ever widening thought & action-

    Into that heaven of freedom,
    Let my country awake.

    Ameen !

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