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 dilusion of his conciousness.
This dilusion 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!
Albert Einstein