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What can be meant by the panchatantra saying, knowledge is the true organ of sight, not the eyes is it necessary to have clear ideas to see?

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What can be meant by the panchatantra saying, ?knowledge is the true organ of sight, not the eyes? is it necessary to have clear ideas to see? When we say ?sight? we all refer to our eyes due to which we human beings get to see, it is something we all have in common, ears to hear, nose to smell and breathe, tongue to taste and eyes to see. But when we think about knowledge every single human beings knowledge is made up of what every person learns through their past experiences, through what they have been told and with the help of the education system therefore every persons knowledge differs. ...read more.

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Therefore knowledge is the real source of sight the eyes are just the facilitator. Also if we analyze only the use of our eyes by itself through an example if your walking on the road and someone asks you for a lift and you sweetly decline because your waiting for someone but you think of the gesture to be very sweet but when you go home and out your television on you see the same man is actually a robber. Therefore what your eyes see of a person or a situation may not always be completely true. ...read more.

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their knowledge you can only cross at a zebra crossing but they do not have the eyes to see and find the zebra crossing therefore their knowledge is also incomplete without the help of their eyes. According to me is it not necessary to have clear ideas to see your eyes are always looking at things around you and in your environment but yes what your eyes are showing you will not always be true without the help of the knowledge. As your eyes are just looking but your brain will perceive it with the past knowledge that you have. Therefore what you see makes more sense only when you have clear ideas. Sources- http://www.markedbyteachers.com/international-baccalaureate/theory-of-knowledge/knowledge-is-a-true-organ-of-sight.html http://lauras-tok.blogspot.in/2008/03/knowledge-is-true-organ-of-sight-not.html ...read more.

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