Einstein and religion

I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation. I cannot do this in spite of the fact that mechanistic causality has, to a certain extent, been placed in doubt by modern science. [He was speaking of Quantum Mechanics and the breaking down of determinism.] My religiosity consists in a humble admiration of the infinitely superior spirit that reveals itself in the little that we, with our weak and transitory understanding, can comprehend of reality. Morality is of the highest importance — but for us, not for God.

Albert Einstein


About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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3 Responses to Einstein and religion

  1. thenoveilst says:

    Interesting; perhaps you’ll find something insightful on this link I share with you, of Vedic texts. Free online read: http://vedabase.com/en 🙂

    • Thank you. My interest in Vedanta is mostly with the advaita branch of Shankaracharya, and I contribute in Advaita Vision site.

      • thenoveilst says:

        That’s totally fine. I know about that teaching. In fact, I have a post on my page about it. Of course, they are not my words. But as they say, ‘to each, his own.’ All the best.

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