Albert Einstein, Bible Quotes

A human being is part of the whole called by us universe ... We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of 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 the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive. (Albert Einstein)

You can even throw in the bible for a quote :-)

Jesus is God in the same sense that a wave is the ocean. The wave is in the ocean, and the ocean is in the wave, and so they are one, but the ocean is greater than the wave. When Jesus denied being God in the synoptic Gospels (Mark 10:18, Luke 18:19), he was speaking as just the wave, that is his temporary physical self. But in the Gospel of John, when Jesus says that he is God, he was identifying himself with the ocean, recognizing that ultimately there are no individuals, there is only God, the universal Self that we are all a part of.
1NewWorldToronto 1NewWorldToronto
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1 Response Sep 20, 2012

You rock! I love the analogy of the wave and the ocean. Thanks! :o)