The following are sentences from some essay.
“It is very funny if you give a monkey a “rakkyou”, which is a plant from the onion family which produces an edible bulb. Because he peels a first skin wondering if there is something inside. But another skin appears. Then he peels again thinking it is carefully packed. Then he repeats peeling again and again to find out until something inside of a rakkyou. Finally, he finds that there is nothing there.
Do you think this is the jus story applied to monkey? You cannot laugh a monkey because a human does the same thing as a monkey does. There is some cynical fable about a biologist.
He tried to figure out the essence of human so that he autopsied himself because he thought if he did it to someone it makes someone annoying. He poked his arms, but it didn’t make any result by just stubbing his arms with blooding. Then he cut around his feet, but it didn’t also make any findings. After that, he cut his inside body, stirring his organs, he poked his heart. Finally, he thought it was the essence of human, but he died without finding about any truth of humankind.”
This is the story that tells about our desire to find out the mystery of this world even we can spend our lives in order to discover it. However it looks very cynical because we are not looking at core of our life. It is not only we are physical existence but also we are a spiritual being. Our body is just a boat to sail this world, while our soul is the origin of our life.
The biologist was just looking at the surface of the truth. He was not paying attention to the invisible material that is unavoidable.