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the only truth I know is my own experience

Albert Einstein “The Merging of Spirit and Science” May 15, 2010

The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical.

It is the sower of all true science.

He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead.

To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists,

manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our

dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms

– this knowledge, this feeling is at the centre of true religiousness.

Albert Einstein “The Merging of Spirit and Science”

 

16 Responses to “Albert Einstein “The Merging of Spirit and Science””

  1. axinia Says:

    here are some more interesting spiritual quotes by Einstein:

    “It is very difficult to elucidate this (cosmic religious) feeling to anyone who is entirely without it…The religious geniuses of all ages have been distinguished by this kind of religious feeling, which knows no dogma and no God conceived in man’s image; so that there can be no church whose central teachings are based on it…In my view, it is the most important function of art and science to awaken this feeling and keep it alive in those who are receptive to it.”~ The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Princeton University Press, p. 207

    “Then there are the fanatical atheists whose intolerance is the same as that of the religious fanatics, and it springs from the same source…They are creatures who can’t hear the music of the spheres.”~ The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Princeton University Press, p. 214

    “In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what makes me really angry is they quote me for support of such views”~ The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Princeton University Press, p. 214

    “What seperates me from so-called atheists is a feeling of utter humility toward the unattainable harmony of the cosmos”~ Albert Einstein to Joseph Lewis, April 18,1953.

    “But science can only be created by those who are thoroughly imbued with aspiration toward truth and understanding. The source of feeling, however, springs from the sphere of religion. To this also belongs the faith that the possibility of regulations valid for the world of existence are rational, that is, comprehensible to reason. I cannot conceive of a genuine scientist without that profound faith. The sittuation may be expressed by an image: Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”~ Albert Einstein, 1941.

  2. Science without religion is lame,
    religion without science is blind.

    😯 😡 😮

    Religion includes science only to murder it,
    science includes religion only to commit suicide.

    or

    Religion with science is murder,
    science with religion is suicide.

    🙂

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  4. What seperates me from so-called atheists is a feeling of utter humility toward the unattainable harmony of the cosmos. 😕

    Perhaps Dr. Einstein wasn’t aware that one does NOT have to be a theist, a believer or a religionist to to be awed by the harmony of the universe? All forms of life react in varying degrees to the cosmic balance, since they themselves are a part of it, having evolved under and influenced by its quirks. Even cats and dogs (not just the scary, mythical werewolves) have been proved to act different during a full moon night. Overawed by its beauty, perhaps?

    http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2007/08/does-a-full-moo.html

    (A more likely explanation is their natural hunting instincts responding to the greater light available on a full moon night.)

    🙂

  5. pooyan Says:

    simply beautiful quotes from such a great soul 🙂

  6. steve Says:

    Wonderful quotes! Thanks Axinia

  7. mirel Says:

    A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of 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 the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive. (Albert Einstein, 1954)

  8. CECE Says:

    Loved this quote how beautiful!:) Einstein was really an amazing and rare person. Where would science be today without his work?

    • Billibaldi Says:

      The world would have been a poorer place without Albert Einstein simply because of his humanity, but the science would have proceeded. It might have been as long as twenty years however we would have got there.

      (Scientists of note of the early twentieth century include; Hahn, Dirac, Planck, Heisenberg, Bose and Cherenkov. Any one of them could have done it. I have seen a claim that an Italian came up with E=MC^2 before Einstein.)

  9. Tomas Says:

    Wonderful quote.
    While reading it I as enjoyed the thought as was challenged by Albert Einstein. I have questioned myself how many times I acted like the dead?
    This post challenged me to check out the content of my Art by Tomasblog. Thus I was humbled and rejuvenated. Thank you.

  10. radha Says:

    In my view, it is the most important function of art and science to awaken this feeling and keep it alive in those who are receptive to it.” great view and also stunning photo of him!

  11. iSwr Says:

    Very beautiful.

  12. R1 woman Says:

    To be great is to be misunderstood.

    Sent from my Android phone

  13. Oscar Furbacken Says:

    Is there a writing by Einstein called : “The Merging of Spirit and science”?
    or is that just a title of this Blog??
    Where do I then find this piece of writing?
    Thanks,
    Oscar

    • Hello, I think there is a work titled The Merging of Spirit and Science. I would really like to get a hold of this and read it, please do let me know if you have any suggestions.


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