A man said to the universe: “Sir, I exist!” “However,” replied the universe. “The fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.”
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
Vacuity, tranquillity, mellowness, quietness and taking no action characterise things of the universe at peace and represent the ultimate Tao and virtue. Therefore abide in them.
Each man is a microcosm of the universe. Your body is made of all the elements of the world. Nature supplied all the ingredients that make your body, which means that the universe made you by donating itself. You could accurately say that you are a small walking universe that can move, whereas the cosmic universe is stationary.
The cosmos is interesting rather than perfect, and everything is not part of some greater plan, nor is all necessarily under control.
If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning…