Shraddha-Nishtha-Religiousness & Experience

I wrote this morning to my friend, in a very personal context, about my experience of awe and reverence. I do feel the same awe and reverence in other areas of life, but especially with my passions.

My friend, whose work I have referred to in one of my blog articles – Wim Borsboom, aptly chose most relevant passage from ‘Einstein’s credo’. I am confident readers will find it equally useful.

Here is Wim Borsboom selection…

“The most beautiful and deepest experience a man can have is the sense of the mysterious. It is the underlying principle of religion as well as of all serious endeavour in art and science. He who never had this experience seems to me, if not dead, then at least blind. To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is a something that our minds cannot grasp, whose beauty and sublimely reaches us only indirectly: this is religiousness. In this sense I am religious. To me it suffices to wonder at these secrets and to attempt humbly to grasp with my mind a mere image of the lofty structure of all there is.”

And here is Albert Einstein (link), for those who want to read in its entirety.


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