Below are some quotes by Albert Einstein that reveal some parallels between his conclusions and the principles explained in Kabbalah:
- Man’s real value is defined by the degree to which he has liberated himself from egoism and by the means he used to attain it.
- A person starts living only when he managed to surpass himself.
- One who wants to see immediate results from his work should become a shoemaker.
- A human being is 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 consciousness. This delusion is a prison, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. Nobody can fulfill this task to the end, but just the efforts to reach this goal are a part of liberation and a foundation for inner confidence.