23rd May 2024

The three wise monkeys were popularized in Japan and are believed to be part of the Chinese philosopher Confucius’ teachings on the human code of conduct. These three monkeys depict the three principles of see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. Mizaru is depicted covering his eyes with his hands that symbolizes see no evil, Kikazaru is depicted covering his ears that symbolizes hear no evil and Iwazaru is depicted covering his mouth that symbolizes speak no evil.  It  is  noteworthy  that  Mahatma Gandhi  possessed  a  statue  of  these  three  monkeys.  A larger statue of these monkeys is displayed at the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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