#Einstein's Compassion

"A human being is part of the whole, called by us the universe.  A part limited in time and space.  He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate 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.  Out task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures."