The Illusion of Reality

Einstein Once said:
“A human being is a part of a 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.”
He went on to add:
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

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Einstein’s Quotes courtesy of Copyright: Kevin Harris 1995

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