Tuesday, May 10, 2005


Einstein: Optical Delusion of Consciousness

Albert Einstein - (1879-1955)
"A human being is a part of the 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.

Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security."

Einstein's quote would seem to indicate that he thought that separate minds is an illusion. If we have collapse of the quantum wave function by consciousness, this would entail a single, universal consciousness. We have found support for this proposition experimentally, as found on our URL http://psychocience.com
I've been searching for a definition of "spirituality" that isn't too explicitly religious or "New-Agey" or cloying and this comes as close to that as anything I've seen.

Thanks for posting it.
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