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The parable of the "Six Animals and One Pillar" appears in a Buddhist scripture. The six animals represent our six senses or desires: sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch and consciousness. Desires insatiably demand objects. The eyes yearn for beautiful colors, the ears for pleasing voices, the nose for its favorite fragrances, the tongue for good tastes, the body for agreeable textures and the consciousness for self-satisfaction. Even though each of them vies with the others to gush forth, one will never be controlled by them if they are tightly tied to an unwavering pillar. Pillar here is one's faith. Thus, one’s faith ties all the six senses together.