A person starts to live when he can live outside himself. – Einstein
Once again Einstein shows he was on to knowledge of the self/Self here. It appears he saw that what we call the personality self or small self was not what life was really about.
However, it seems he never really understood that what lies beyond the small self is the true Self… the transcendental Self, One with God, the unbounded eternal source of all that is.
It would be great if we could ask him about that. Maybe it is just semantics and he did really get it.