I read something on the net recently that seemed to encapsulate what much of Buddhist thought points toward, and I’d like to share it.
It’s breathtaking to consider: each human being, and most animals, have two eyes, each composed of 130 million photoreceptor cells. In each one of those cells, there are 100 trillion atoms—that’s more than all the stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.
However, each atom in each cell in each eye formed in the core of a star, billions of years ago, and yet, here they are today, being utilized to capture the energy released from that same process. All to expand the consciousness of each person or animal.
The universe has an interesting sense of irony, in that you are the universe experiencing itself. All you are is stardust and thought.