Use that quote #6, Albert Einstein – June 17, 2014

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[…] “Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.” […]

 

Albert Einstein

 

HAIKU

 concentration
distilling pinpoint strength
essence of knowledge

a master’s laugher
satori opens
skies and rivers

inspiration
devotional wu-wei
taking out the trash

lens concentrates
the heat of the sun
fire blazes


Albert Einstein is one of my favorite geniuses.  His personal life was often turbulent and his pacifistic efforts during his youth were a beacon to many who saw war as a barbarous solution for international problem solving.

A man who walked the world trying to seek the reality of the universe lived according to his own precepts of concentrating all his strength to become a master of research.

To understand the quote I think I should remember that the main characteristic of Einstein’s genius was intuitive, he was a non-conformist.  He concentrated yes on his cause, not as a passive student but with a constant questioning mind.

Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Use That Quote