While reviewing some material on the subject of science and spirituality recently, I encountered this article about meetings between Albert Einstein and Rabindranath Tagore, two individuals who I have admired for many years, and for some reason I did not ever encounter this information about their meetings.
These two men were clearly on different paths, and approached their subjects from entirely different directions, the fundamental agreement to meet and discuss their points-of-view, while not expecting to do more than exchange ideas, seemed to me to be the exact remedy for the difficulties many scientists and spiritual thinkers generally encounter.
In the interest of presenting the basic approaches they both encountered, I have included two brief excerpts from the original article from the website, “GetBengal,” written by a young woman, Saheli Mitra, and I encourage my readers to visit this site and read it in its entirety.
While searching for some additional material, I noticed that many of the thinkers who have captured my attention over the years seem to have a similar appearance, and the article about Tagore gave me the idea to have a little fun with the idea of thinkers or philosophers with long hair and beards. I am in NO WAY suggesting that I am anywhere EVEN NEAR the level of thinking that these other two men have done, but I thought it might be a funny way to include myself in my own imagination.
We must first imagine that something is possible before it ever will be!