Part of the whole

Here is a beautiful spiritual message from Einstein. Many people do not know him other than only a scientist.

He talks of humans living in a prison of personal desires and attachment to a narrow circle of relatives and friends.

Indeed our task must be to free ourselves from the prison. But it is difficult when we live in a man made environment.

It would be mush easier in a forest, ocean or some other natural place.

I give you Albert Eienstein.

A human being is part of the whole.
called by us as ‘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.

- Albert Einstein, 1950 -


Partap Aggarwal
May 1, 2010