He didn’t start talking until he was four. He didn’t learn to tie his own shoe laces for quite a long time. He was probably the last person in the class to learn to read. His teachers declared him mentally slow and when he finally managed to get through school, he failed the entrance exam to college.
And today we are celebrating the birth anniversary of Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879); who’s name immediately springs to mind when asked about the world’s renounced geniuses.
Yes, the very same genius was all this and more as a child. But he was born Realized – his Inner energy was awakened and connected to the Primordial source since birth. He overcame his obstacles and excelled in the same field for which he was declared unfit, and went on to discover the secrets of the Universe and win a Noble prize for his services to Theoretical Physics.
Our Favorite Quotes by Albert Einstein
“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘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 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 us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
“Study, and, in general, the pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all of our lives.”
“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”
“I see a pattern, but my imagination cannot picture the maker of that pattern. I see a clock, but I cannot envision the clockmaker. The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can it conceive of a God, before whom a thousand years and a thousand dimensions are as one?”
Dr. Einstein and A Train Ticket
Einstein was once traveling from Princeton to Boston on a train. The conductor came down the aisle punching the tickets. When he came to Einstein, the physicist reached in his vest pocket. He couldn’t find his ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets. It wasn’t there, so he looked in his briefcase but couldn’t find it. Then he looked under the seat and still couldn’t find it.
The conductor said, “Dr. Einstein, I know who you are. We all know who you are. I’m sure you bought a ticket. Don’t worry about it.” Einstein nodded appreciatively.
The conductor continued down the aisle. As he was ready to move to the next car, he turned around and saw the great physicist down on his hands and knees looking under his seat for his ticket.
The conductor rushed back and said, “Dr. Einstein, Dr. Einstein, don’t worry, I know who you are. No problem. You don’t need a ticket. I’m sure you bought one.”
Einstein looked at him and said, ”Young man, I also, know who I am. What I don’t know is where I’m going. That’s why I am searching for my ticket.”