The whole picture

Abu Talib visited the garden of the Baghban tariqa. The shaykh asked him to count the number of rose bushes.

When viewing the garden from the gate, Abu Talib could see eleven rose bushes.

When moving away from the gate he suddenly discovered a rose bush not seen before, but having moved Abu Talib lost sight of one other rose bush.

No matter how he moved, he always could see only eleven out of the twelve rose bushes in the garden.

He learned through moving that the whole picture could not be seen from any one of his viewpoints.