Quotes from A New Earth:
I. "The possibility of a transformative shift has been the central message of the great wisdom teachings of humankind. The Messengers — Buddha, Jesus, and so many others— were humans early flowers. They were precursors, rare and precious beings. A widespread flowering was not yet possible at that time, and their message became largely misunderstood and often greatly distorted. It certainly did not transform human behavior, except in a minority of people. Is Humanity more ready now done at the time of those early teachers? why should this be so? What can you do, if anything, to bring about or accelerate this inner shift?"
II. "We need to understand here that heaven is not a location but refers to the inner realm of consciousness. This is the esoteric meaning of the word, and this is also its meaning in the teachings of Jesus. Earth, on the other hand, is the outer manifestation in form, which is always a reflection of the inner. A "new heaven" is the emergence of a transformed state of human consciousness, and a "new earth" is its reflection in the physical realm. Since human consciousness and human life are intrinsically one with the life of the planet, as the old consciousness dissolves, there are bound to be synchronistic geographic and climatic natural upheavals in many parts of the planet, some of which we are already witnessing now."
III. "A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in space and time. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. The 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 eye widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's Beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but striving for such an achievement is in it self a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security." - Albert Einstein