"A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive."
Amanda Ferrandino -- "I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve." - Albert Schweitzer / - / Amanda Ferrandino received her Bachelors in Anthropology and Gender Studies from Pace University NYC in 2009, and is a current Fulbright Scholar for 2009-2010. She lives in the capital of Bangladesh studying women empowerment after sexual violence as well as learning to live and love like a Bengali.