"Human beings are part of a whole we call the Universe, a small region in space and time. They regard themselves, their ideas and their feelings as separate and apart from all the rest. It is something like an optical illusion in their consciousness. This illusion is a sort of prison; it restricts us to our personal aspiration and limits our life to a few people very close to us. Our task should be to free ourselves from this prison, opening our circle of compassion in order to embrace all living creatures and all of Nature in its beauty."