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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Collections of quotes.

I had emailed these around recently, you gettin' any warm and fuzzies?

The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should
transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the
natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense
arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a
meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description. If there is any
religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be
Buddhism. (Albert Einstein)

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)

The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of
the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this
emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really
exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant
beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive
forms - this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true
religiousness.
( Albert Einstein - The Merging of Spirit and Science)

Reality cannot be found except in One single source, because of the
interconnection of all things with one another. (Leibniz, 1670)

All things are parts of one single system, which is called Nature; the
individual life is good when it is in harmony with Nature. (Zeno)

But also really like Wade's quote page [ http://tumblr.wi.id.au/ ]as it has a similar theme.



4 Comments:

At 4:29 AM, Blogger russ said...

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.”
-- Colossians 2:8

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger Wade said...

I find it really odd that Einstein is known through the world for E=MC^2.

It's an equation that most of the world, not only do they not understand, but they also have no practical use for.

Yet Einstein's practical understanding of Humanity/Spirit/God/Religion remains largely unknown by the masses.

His wisdom that so many can benefit from seems to be hidden from their eyes. Like his famous equation, these quotes are simple to grasp, complex to understand.

(PS Check out tumblr.com, I think you may like it)

--Wade

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger Donal said...

Your link was already in the post methinks ;)

D.

 
At 10:24 PM, Blogger Wade said...

Hi D,

Wasn't talking about my tumblr, but the service in general....was a subtle way of suggesting you look around and perhaps start your own...

A good example of a fully utilized tumblr is http://tumblr.toolmantim.com

It's far better than just the quoting aspect I use it for.

~W

 

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