The cosmos is interesting rather than perfect, and everything is not part of some greater plan, nor is all necessarily under control.
Whether you’re a gem in the royal court or a stone on the common path, if you accept your part with humility the glory of the universe will be yours.
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.
You may control a mad elephant; You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger; Ride the lion and play with the cobra; By alchemy you may earn your livelihood; You may wander through the universe incognito; Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful; You may walk on water and live in fire; But control of the mind is better and more difficult.
The universe has been created out of knowledge and action and seems also possessed of consciousness.