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 Humans in Universe2004-11-24 18:26
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"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 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. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security."

-- Albert Einstein



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24 Nov 2004 @ 22:52 by Conversations with Dina @219.65.243.159 : Thought for the Day
[trackback]: Thanks Flemming !  


25 Nov 2004 @ 08:46 by jstarrs : Jeeze!
Albert was a buddhist???????
;0)
Anyway, I believe it IS possible to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in the beauty of compassion....the hard work is transforming the mind.  



25 Nov 2004 @ 09:57 by The Obvious? @66.151.149.25 : [untitled]
[trackback]: 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 feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of  


25 Nov 2004 @ 20:45 by the 23rd monkey @66.216.98.249 : interconnected
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25 Nov 2004 @ 21:43 by Klaus Gormsen @195.82.218.154 : Einstein
Fantastic! I have read other quotations,that show Einstein as a real mystic, but not this one. Few people see him as a mystic, but only as a physics genius.  


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26 Nov 2004 @ 08:08 by Fadereu @202.63.171.66 : cool!
heh heh....man, einstein rocks! saint or scientist?  


28 Nov 2004 @ 12:35 by beto : Einstein, an ambiguous genius
On some aspects of the universe Albert saw very far away; on others he was too shortsighted, unfortunately. His spontaneously mystic genius was curbed by the scientific paradigm he was immersed in, so he coudn't see all the consequences of his own insights. I'm very very affectionate to his remarkable spirit, however I cannot consider him the greatest revolutionay of science in last century (Niels Bohr was a lot ahead and quantum physics is the greatest conquer of the human spirit in the last century). Together with Minkowsky, Einstein had a glance of the subjective nature of time, and also of its multidimensional character, however the prevailing paradigm didn't recognize the subjective face of wholeness as something "real", something that deserved theoretical and mathematical investigation. So he coldn't realize the episthemological leap that will liberate science in this 21st century, at last. This theme can be studied in my site JOURNEY ACROSS THE COSMOS, whose address is [link] - Part Three "From no-time to 3D time" - subtopic "What Einstein couldn't see". It's worth a visit, dear old friend Flemming Funch!!!  


19 Dec 2014 @ 15:13 by Yudhie @201.210.195.220 : RDAlNOduURvGCiqCu
Hmmmm....I guess the answer to that would depned on on your belief in Oujia (weegee) Boards, Necromancy and the Afterlife in general!William of Ockham (c. 1288- c. 1348)Robert J. Hanlon is probably Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)Plus, was there any wine in medieval Surrey?Questions questions......... (:Seriously, yup it really doesn't look good! There's also pics of the Idiot hugging Sixgill Sharks!What is it with those Herpetologists that makes them want to come clowning around in the Ocean where they obviously have no clue?  


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Neat. I agree with Leesa, I could tell it was Marilyn Monroe when it was shrunken very easliy. So, I was very surprised to see Einstein too. I minored in psychology back in college and this definitely reminds me of some experiments we'd conduct. Thanks so much for sharing this Dr. Deb.  


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