know the world is a mirror from head to foot,
in every atom are a hundred blazing suns.
if you cleave the heart of one drop of water,
a hundred pure oceans emerge from it.
if you examine closely each grain of sand,
a thousand atoms may be seen in it.
in its members a gnat is like an elephant.
in its qualities a drop of rain is like the Nile.
the heart of a barley corn equals a hundred harvests.
a world dwells in the heart of a millet seed.
in the wing of a gnat is the ocean of life.
in the pupil of the eye a heaven:
what though the grain of the heart be small
it is a station of the Lord of both worlds to dwell therein.