Thursday, February 2, 2012

A human being is a part of a whole by Albert Einstein/Humanist quote

Richard Johnson Painting

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us 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.

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