"To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour. "
I would paraphrase and alter this lovely quote to the following:
"To see the World within your brother
And a Heaven within yourself,
Hold Infinity within your mind
And Eternity within your Heart."
These words may sound mystical, yet modern science, un-realized by many mundane scientists, is tending toward this reality. Mystical and spiritual teachings throughout the ages have indicated our connection and relationship, even if the wordings varied to suit the times, locations and cultures in which they were given. Science is to a degree giving us a new teaching, through concepts of non-locality and entanglement, as well as research indicating we are all hard-wired for spirituality and transcendence from birth. From the Agni Yoga series, another indication of our capacity and responsibility:
"...within man is contained all that exists. He can evoke anything in himself, from the beginnings of all illnesses to the highest transcendental possibilities. He can allow himself to develop any illness, but he can just as easily join the Higher Forces. Man needs only to understand that he is an inseparable part of the Universe. Misfortunes occur when people forget their possibilities, something they do far too often; that is why there are so many calamities.
"No narrow reasoning can replace a true understanding of man's role. Man is the uniting bridge between the worlds. He must not forget his mission. His task is great, in all realms of labor. He cannot avoid the gifts reserved for him without becoming a source of calamity. Especially during the days of Armageddon, man must ponder over the meaning of his stay here. He cannot withdraw from preordained possibilities.
"N o religions will save man if he limits himself to their superficial conventionalities. The study of cosmic phenomena must not be overlooked. Scientists must look beyond seeing them as chance occurrences. Someone should trace the correlation between humanity's moods and nature's phenomena. Let science learn to judge even the subtlest combinations and correlations. Let us not force, but simply express the wish that science explore the true essence of man more broadly.
"The Thinker knew that the time will come when science will look beyond the limits of earthly existence." Supermundane III, 554