Einstein, the Philosopher

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When Einstein’s 16 year old daughter died, he was asked how he can ‘handle’ such a thing. Einstein’s response was:

“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.”

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“A human being is part of the whole” is the correct statement. No man is an island. Absolute individuality does not exist. Search for individuality will only end up in the prison of a lonely ego.

“Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison…”

Physics and metaphysics come together for the person who is free from this prison.
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Comments

  • vinaire  On September 23, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    My dear friend Maria sent this video to me.

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    • Maria  On September 23, 2013 at 10:54 PM

      🙂 BIG SMILE. LOVE YOU VINNIE!

  • Nic  On October 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Hello Vin, are Nic. In another comm.dissi that also
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    500 years later, the shadows would have fallen on his
    doctrine. As I said: If the ‘soul no longer exists, as it is
    life began? It ‘a logic of cancellation, your.
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    Sure you understand the data? I do research, like you,
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