Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Something Worth Considering

“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
separate 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.

Nobody is able to achieve this completely,
but this striving for such achievement
is in itself a part of the
liberation and a foundation for
inner security.”

Albert Einstein

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