Sunday, December 24, 2006

"A human being is a part of the whole" (Albert Einstein)

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings 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.
Albert Einstein, as quoted in Howard Eves' Mathematical Circles Adieu (1977).

2 comments:

  1. DEar Friend
    Today of all days it has made me understand better The Light of The Buddha Dharma, ---is in all humans.
    MInful Living and all others have made me have faith in the Budha, the Dharma and Sangha.

    Good beautiful humans like you still do exist

    THank you
    With REspects

    Myo Nyunt

    Perth

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  2. Thank you, Myo, for stopping by my blog, and for taking the time to write your kind comment.

    In peace,

    Sean

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