Friday, December 10, 2010

Bigger Than A Flea's Balls

Well, i've never thought about it in those terms before.....

Compared to an electron, for example, a flea's balls are enormous, but comparing them to a whale, the whale is obviously much larger. Compared with the earth, a whale is very small, and compared with the galaxy, the earth is infinitesimal. If you think the Milky Way is big, it is nothing compared with the space in the universe. Is the universe then, the biggest thing? Hardly, since the scale of the universe as the largest entity is nothing more than a concept in our minds, and what are we human beings but a kind of fungus that lives on the surface of the earth. So, what is big, what is small?

Kōshō Uchiyama
How To Cook Your Life: From The Zen Kitchen To Enlightenment

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