Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1 May 1881 – 10 April 1955) was a French idealist philosopher and Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist and geologist and took part in the discovery of Peking Man. He conceived the vitalist idea of the Omega Point (a maximum level of complexity and consciousness towards which he believed the universe was evolving) and developed Vladimir Vernadsky's concept of noosphere.

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Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the world may come to being.

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then for a second time in the history of the world man will have discovered fire.

Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves.

The universe as we know it is a joint product of the observer and the observed.

Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world... Love in fact is the agent of universal synthesis.

The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one's self to others.

You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.

He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed.

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

Our duty as men and women is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.

Love is a sacred reserve of energy, it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.

It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.

It doesn't matter if the water is cold or warm if you're going to have to wade through it anyway.

In the final analysis the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions no longer asking why something happened but asking how we will respond what we intend to do now that it happened.

We are one after all you and I together we suffer together exist and forever will recreate each other.