part of the whole

Albert Einstein

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

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5 Comments

  1. martie said,

    April 20, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Excellent! There must be something in the air today – I’ve posted about Steven Hawking.

  2. jude said,

    April 20, 2008 at 11:33 am

    good morning!

  3. whereishenow said,

    April 20, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    like, totally, wow!!!!!

    i have to think about that one for a while.

    was Albert Einstein buddhist?

  4. Acey said,

    April 23, 2008 at 12:22 am

    a liberated planet … yes. my fervent wish

  5. geekbetty said,

    April 23, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    I would so so love to receive a doll!
    my email address: breakdancebetty@gmail.com.


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