A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” experienced as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of [one’s] consciousness. 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

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. [One] experiences [oneself] . . . as something separated from…