The three wise monkeys also known as three mystic apes, are familiar emojis commonly used on a smart phone. Everyday, people are often using these emotions to express what they may be feeling via a text. But do they really know the TRUE meaning of these three cute monkeys? Together the three monkeys embody the Japanese proverb “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” Mizaru, the first monkey covering his eyes, sees no evil. Kikazaru, covering his ears, hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, speaks no evil. Sometimes there is a fourth money, Skizaru, who symobolises “do no evil.”
So next time you are about to use one of these wise monkeys in a text, remember their true meanings and how they represent a way of life that could be very fulfilling and beneficial towards finding our own inner peace. "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."