Thursday, August 27, 2009

On Spirituality … Albert Einstein

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Spirituality has been high jacked by the religious. Spirituality implies belief in the Supernatural. As a Naturalistic person I prefer using the word ‘holistic’ not 'spirituality'.

On Spirituality … Albert Einstein

Extract from a letter in the British Humanist Association member’s forum


As the Dalai Lama has said: ‘The world could live without religion but not without spirituality’.


As an example of what spirituality means for me I will quote Einstein:

“A human being is 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.”

Albert Einstein

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