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A human being is part of a whole, called by us the '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 us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955.

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    Ein Mensch ist Teil eines Ganzen, das von uns das "Universum" genannt wird, ein zeitlich und räumlich begrenzter Teil. er erlebt sich selbst, seine Gedanken und Gefühle als etwas, das vom Rest getrennt ist - eine Art optische Täuschung seines Bewusstseins. Diese Täuschung ist für uns eine Art Gefängnis, das uns auf unsere persönlichen Wünsche und die Zuneigung zu einigen Personen beschränkt, die uns am nächsten stehen. Unsere Aufgabe muss es sein, uns aus diesem Gefängnis zu befreien, indem wir unsere Kreise des Mitgefühls erweitern, um alle Lebewesen und die gesamte Natur in ihrer Schönheit zu umarmen.

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