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Isn't there a story about a lord who set two men to guard a apple orchard. One blind and one lame, the idea being that they themselves could not do any damage.
Upon return, the lord finds the damaged orchard but the guards deny implication
saying 'how could we have done this'?
So the lord places the lame man on top of the blind man and proceeds to punishing them as one.

I guess the story implies that the soul is lame and the body is blind, and that reward or punishment takes place in this world. That's how I understood the story, the point of view.