A human being…
A human being is a part of a 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 of 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 creates
and the whole of nature in its beauty.