Sunday, May 17, 2009


A human being is a part of a whole
(called by us the "universe"),
a part that is limited in time and space.
He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings
as something separated from the rest...
this is a kind of 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

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