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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Einstein on Buddhism -- Great Thoughts Worth Sharing:)

UP TILL ABOUT a fortnight ago, Desi has had always associated Albert Einstein with the scientist with a leadng edge; in fact, many over the years have lauded him as the greatest scientist ever lived. I had studied him a byte, and am familiar with his Theory of Relativity and how theoretically IF ONE COULD TRAVEL AT A SPEED FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT (rep. by symbol "c' in Physics, which equals 186,000 miles per second methinks, I stand or seat corrected:), that person could go back to the past. Can you IMAGINE -- the excitement of being able to perhaps even affect past events!? It's the realm of FICTION WRITERS.

Then I gifted copies of my Midnight Voices and Other Poems to a staunch supporter -- let's call him SC for he's in a stock-related industry, and SC stood for Stock Exchange as in KLSE, now renamed Bursa Malaysia. I told SC that in my reprint, I had selected THREE EINSTEIN quotes to share with Malaysian readers as they are useful for RUMINATION at the important crossroads leading up to the 13th General Elections which must be held by end-June 2013.

I will reprise those 3 quotes for sharing later. What was important at my meeting over tehtark at TeMiang Corner was that SC told me that Einstein had also been one scientist who found in BUDDHISM much beauty that transcended mainstream religion. So I did some research, and yes, here I plucked some thoughts from the greatest scientific mind that ever lived who could appreciate the Buddhist teachings and put in simple language that weaves in the relations with his scientific knowledge and background.

Here's some quotable quotes extracted from and other sites:)~~~~



SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2005

Einstein on Buddhism

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and spritual; and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. -Albert Einstein

If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism. -Albert Einstein

A human being is 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 affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compasion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely but striving for such achievement is, in itself, a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.
-Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. -Albert Einstein 

DESIDERATA: I hope to come back after a break to share some more, aMore, anywan? Nebber on a Sundae?

Updated on 2 Jan 13:(
Desi has been a slow loris ringing in the Nude Year 2013 -- so what I promised to writHe aMore, please see belated post on Wed 2 Jan 2013!

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