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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Illusion

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the '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 us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

- Albert Einstein

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

If reality is that which exists after we stop believing, would that be akin to saying we were never here? How could we possibly tell? Surely there would be no way of ascertaining this if everything was purely physical. :smile: And yet consciousness isn't physical is it? Hmm ... Is it possible consciousness transcends both time and space? ... throughout Eternity that is. Or, are we stuck with being fleeting illusions unto ourselves?..........Douglas Novack

Anonymous said...

Illusions are comforting, just don't act upon them....

Live as if you expect to live forever, but plan as if you expect to enter the hereafter tomorrow.

God looks into our hearts before he looks into our minds.

For the ignorant, old age is winter, for the learned, old age is the harvest.

The hardest work of all is to do nothing.

It is better to have one bird in the cage, rather than have 100 in the air.

Happy Vegan.Douglas