see the World in a grain of Sand
And Heaven in a wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
looked at his own Soul with a Telescope.
What seemed all irregular,
he saw and shewed to
be beautiful Constellations;
and he added to the Consciousness hidden worlds
with in worlds.
Jewelled Net is a metaphor for the summation of
Buddhist thought. Each of us is a jewel in Indra's
Net, which replicates the whole and is the whole.
At each intersection in Indra's Net is a light
reflecting jewel and each jewel contains another
Net, ad infinitum. The jewel at each intersection
exists only as a reflection of all the others
and hence it has no self-nature. Yet it also exists
as a separate entity to sustain the others. Each
and all exist in their mutuality.
Ken Jones, The Social Face of Buddhism
"The ocean is a large drop; a drop is a small ocean."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Full quote "Give me an understanding of today's world and you may have the worlds of the past and the future. Show me where God is hidden...as always...in nature. What is near explains what is far. A drop of water is a small ocean. Each of us is a part of all of nature."