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  • 8/2/2019 Albert Einstein Quotes on Spirituality


    Albert Einstein Quotes on Spirituality

    I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the

    spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details.

    Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest

    in the laws of the Universe -- a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with

    our modest powers must feel humble.

    There is no logical way to the discovery of elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is

    helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.

    A human being is a part of the whole, called by us Universe, a part limited in t ime 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, restricting us to our personal desires and

    to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free from this prison by widening our

    circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty.

    Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the

    evolution to a vegetarian diet.

    The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a lit tle child entering a huge library.

    The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that

    someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the

    languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books--

    -a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects.

    The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help

    but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of

    reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy


    "To say that a man is made up of certain chemical elements is a satisfactory description only for those

    who intend to use him as a fertilizer."

    - Hermann Joseph Muller

    "All we know of the truth is that the absolute truth,

    such as it is, is beyond our reach."

    - Nicholas of Cusa

    "God will reveal to us things He never revealed before if we put our hands in HisThe thing I am to doand the way of doing it are revealed to me. I never have to grope for methods. The method is revealed

    to me the moment I am inspired to create something new. Without God to draw aside the curtain I

    would be helpless."

    - George Washington Carver

    "As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God

    perceives and understands all things."

    - Isaac Newton

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    "We are a scientific civilization. That means a civilization in which knowledge and its integrity are crucial.

    Science is only a Latin word for knowledge... Knowledge is our destiny."

    - Jacob Bronowski

    Erwin Schroedinger (1887-1961), Austrian theoretical physicist, best known for his discovery of wave

    mechanics, which won him the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1933, wished to see: "Some blood transfusion

    from the East to the West" to save Western science from spiritual anemia."

    "In all the world," writes Schroedinger in his book, My View of the World (chapter iv), "there is no kind

    of framework within which we can find consciousness in the plural; this is simply something we

    construct because of the temporal plurality of individuals, but it is a false construction....The only

    solution to this conflict insofar as any is available to us at all lies in the ancient wisdom of the


    Julius Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) was a theoretical physicist and the Supervising Scientist for the

    Manhattan Project, the developer of the atomic bomb. He studied Sanskrit with Professor Arthur W

    Ryder (1877-1938) at Berkeley. He called the Gita the most beautiful philosophical song existing in any

    known tongue.

    Arthur Eddington: Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can


    Galileo Galilei: The intention of the Holy Ghost is to teach us how one goes to heaven, not how

    heaven goes.

    Max Plancks words (Nobel Prize in Physics): We must assume that behind the world of

    phenomena exists a Superior Mind. This Mind is the Creator of the Universe,

    Luis Pasteur: In those supreme moments - in the deep of our soul - we have the feeling that the

    world should be more than a mere combination of facts due to a mechanical equilibrium.

    In 1929 Heisenberg visited India to give some conferences about quantum mechanics. Probably

    that magic and mysterious country left a deep impression on the soul of this german scientist,

    which some time later guided him to experience samadhi. Heisenberg died in 1976 in his house

    in Munich, victim of cancer f the kidney and bladder. Paul Brunton informed that

    When he was dying, Heisenberg said to von Weizscker, It is very easy, I did not know this

    before. At another moment he said, I see now that Physics is of not importance, that the world

    is an illusion. He passed away in peace.

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    Lord Kelvin

    "Overwhelming strong proofs of intelligent and benevolent design lie around us."

    "I believe that the more thoroughly science is studied, the further does it take us from anything

    comparable to atheism." [TLWT]

    "The more thoroughly I conduct scientific research, the more I believe that science excludes


    "The atheistic idea is so nonsensical that I do not see how I can put it in words." [Source]

    "Do no t b e a f ra id o f be ing f r ee t h inker s . I f you t h ink s t r ong ly en ough you wi ll be

    forced by sc ien ce to the be l ief in God , wh ich i s the foun da t ion of a l l r e l igion . You

    wi l l f in d sc ience n ot an tagon is t ic bu t helpfu l to re l igion . " [Source]

    "The mystery of radium, no doubt we shall solve it one day; but the freedom of the will, that is a

    mystery of another kind." [TLWT]

    Michael Faraday

    There is far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory for them who,

    through Gods power, look not at the things which are seen, but at the

    things which are not seen. For we are utterly insufficient for these

    things, but the sufficiency is of God, and that makes it fit for His people

    His strength perfect in their weakness.

    "The most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel

    and dominion on an intelligent and powerful Being." Isaac Newton

    And if God had not so arranged things that, under normal conditions of life

    and health, the laws governing the changes in tissues and fluids of animals

    bodies did not impede the proliferation of these microscopic creatures, we

    should always be vulnerable to their inroads. -Louis Pasteur

    Robert Boyle : "God would not have made the universe as it is unless He intended us to understand it ."