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Six blind men of Indostan heard of a creature called an elephant, and they went to study it, to determine its nature. One of them bumped into the elephant's side, and concluded that elephants are much like walls. The second encountered a tusk, and decided that elephants resemble spears. The third, grasping the wriggling trunk, decided that elephants are like large snakes. Placing his arm around one of its legs, the fourth man concluded that elephants resemble trees. The fifth felt a floppy ear, and surmised that elephants are a type of fan. Grasping its tail, the sixth decided that elephants are like ropes.
Each of these men was sure his investigation had led him to the truth. And indeed each of them was partly right. But all of them were also partly wrong. --Hindu fable
Les querelles ne dureraient pas longtemps, si le tort n'était que d'un côté.
"Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side." --La Rochefoucauld
"Owing to an absence of discrimination, there continues a natural human behaviour in the form of 'I am this' or 'This is mine'; this is Avidya. It is a superimposition of the attributes of one thing on another." --Adi Shankara
"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 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
"God does not die on that day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die when our lives cease to be illuminated by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reasoning. When the sense of the earth unites with the sense of one's body, one becomes earth of the earth, a plant among plants, an animal born from the soil and fertilizing it. In this union, the body is confirmed in its pantheism." --Dag Hammarskjöld
"I believe in Spinoza's God who reveals Himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with fates and actions of human beings." --Albert Einstein
Pantheism (Greek: πάν ( 'pan' ) = all and θεός ( 'theos' ) = God) literally means "God is All" and "All is God". It is the view that everything is of an all-encompassing immanent abstract God; or that the universe, or nature, and God are equivalent. More detailed definitions tend to emphasize the idea that natural law, existence, and the universe (the sum total of all that is, was, and shall be) is represented or personified in the theological principle of an abstract 'god'.
There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic, because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
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