Einstein’s Misquote on the Illusion of Feeling Separate from the Whole

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  1. Einstein’s letter of March 4, 1950 contains two major concepts of Buddhism:

    (1). Nonself : “He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.”

    (2). Global compassion: “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 creature and the whole nature in its beauty. “

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