Friday, February 19, 2016

Limited in Time and Space

“A human being is part of the 
whole called by us a universe,
a part limited in time and space. 

He experiences himself, 
his thoughts and his feelings,
as something separate from the rest,
a kind of optical delusion 
of his consciousness.

This delusion is a kind of prison for us;
it restricts us to our personal decisions and our
affections to 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 of its beauty.” 

(1879 - 1955)

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