This morning I came across a quote in an excellent essay by Daniel Christian Wahl, frequently attributed to the renowned modern theoretical physicist Albert Einstein. Wahl did not misquote him, but it seems to be often misquoted when cited in full.
These quotes from Albert Einstein, the preeminent theoretical physicist, show that he was also a seer and mystic, who sought out the deepest truths in the universe, through his mind.
Many people want to know the ultimate nature of the universe, the ultimate reality. Many seek it through science. But mysticism and contemplation may offer the Way that actually realizes that One, which is Love.
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As science seeks a unified theory of everything, of reality as a whole, we may need to focus more on contemplating the nature of consciousness and our own self to find the answer.
Where does spacetime come from? Might our mind generate it as a kind of illusion in consciousness? How might we transcend this illusion in contemplation?
Mass-energy and spacetime may not be two separate things, but One thing manifesting itself in two different ways.
Many traditional theists think that only some people will be “saved,” but I think that a mystical viewpoint might say otherwise, that all are ultimately saved, even though all egos are damned.
Some think we have to qualify for God’s Love, that it is something God only gives through religious obedience. Mysticism says not quite.
Some thoughts about our thoughts, about their relative nature, their complementary nature, and how even seemingly contradictory thoughts may both be valid in a transcendent sense.