“The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.” - Albert Einstein

"A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling 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

Questions we must ask or know of ourselves

A man can do what he wants,yet can not will what he wants?.....I see this as Liberation of Self..if it can be achieved?...and to what degree?.....example of this maybe as simple as...."if I ask you,,what is your favorite color?,,you reply..green...I then ask you,..did you choose ...green to be your favorite color,,do you want it?

Our Self's

I currently am pondering the Idea,,that we have ......Two Self's....1,,True-Self,,,,2.....Society-Self or group-self

True-Self...is what we truly seek...and is Truth

Society-Self...is false self...the actor

We are "Thoughts"

....metaphorically speaking....and our thoughts make us do what we do.

A good...and fun habit.."everyday look at yourself in the mirror and ask"Who are you any way"?

I believe this is the ultimate goal in knowing self
I thought this a get thought
a writing I did back in mid 90's