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Three monkeys famous posture of closing eyes, cupping ears, shutting the mouth-is it relevant even today or you want to add more?

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Asked by MajorVLoganathan, 07 Aug '09 06:02 pm
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Three monkeys sit on a wall
one with his hand across his eyes See no evil
one with his hands to his ears - Hear no evil -
and one with his hand to his mouth Speak no evil.
They are often called the three wise monkeys but are they wise??
It is surely wise and loving to speak no evil but to act the ostrich, to refuse to hear or see things which are hard or difficult, that is not what anyone would call wise.
Answered by Janis, 09 Aug '09 01:21 am

 
  
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I never agreed with the monkeys to start with. If you see no evil, how will you fight it or recognize it from good? If you hear no evil, how will you retaliate against it? As far as speaking is concerned, what is good for you may be evil for someone else. Like, vegetarianism or being a teetotaler, is a matter of opinion....

I think these monkeys are in DENIAL, and denial has never helped anyone battle for the truth....
Answered by Satish Kamath, 07 Aug '09 10:21 pm

 
  
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The posture of three monkeys, one closing eyes, the other cupping the ears and the third shutting the mouth are very relevant today and the relevance will continue forever. There is no need to add more to this.
"Do not see bad things, do not hear bad things and do not speak bad things". It has association with Mahatma Gandhi.
Answered by Francisco, 07 Aug '09 06:09 pm

 
  
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The relevance of these monkeys has died with Gandhi long back. No monkey is to be added and otherwise also no one followed this monkey business even in Gandhi's time. He was the biggest National fluke, dividing India. See Freedom at Midnight by Lapierre and Collins.
Answered by nkpathak, 08 Aug '09 05:02 pm

 
  
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It is totally irrelevent now a days.You must have to add a dictator / a leader who is forcing the Monkkeys to do so,so that people( monkeys) can understand for whose interest they are doing so.
Answered by Santiranjan Pal, 08 Aug '09 07:36 am

 
  
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It will be relavent till eternity
Answered by iqbal seth, 07 Aug '09 06:50 pm

 
  
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I would want a little change..i want confident monkeys who dont have to cup their sense organs this much..and be comfortable with whatever they are speaking, listening and envisioning..
Answered by TheJackal, 07 Aug '09 06:10 pm

 
  
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Tie the hands - for unnecessary chatting
tie the legs for roming
Answered by ala, 07 Aug '09 06:09 pm

 
  
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Certainly oyr present day govt. thinks that they are very much relevant even today. That is why the govt. sees no evil (read common man's problems),hears no evil( common man's complaints) and does not speak any assurances regarding these problems.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 09 Aug '09 10:16 pm

 
  
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My friend added some years ago-Do no evil
Answered by Prashant, 09 Aug '09 09:46 pm

 
  
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