“When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.” Albert Einstein
The experience of separation is a kind of optical delusion of one’s consciousness
Albert Einstein | April 2007 (Vol. XX, No. 4)
A human being is part of the whole, called by us the “universe,” a part limited in time and space. One experiences oneself, one’s thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of one’s 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 Oneness of nature in its beauty.