The universe itself is LIFE. This universal "Life Force" which undergoes ebb and flow throughout eternity is embodied within each of its parts. Each part contains the whole essence and the whole is comprised of an infinite amount of parts. This Life Force is infinitely complex. Both the whole and its parts are equally endowed with this complexity. The story of life on earth consists of a minute aspect of this whole which is infinitely reproduced throughout time and space hence the appearance of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas since the infinite past. Consciousness is a self reflection of this complexity which is ever manifesting itself in the form we call culture. Its ability is like the moon and stars reflected on the surface of a pond.