i just watched this cosmos - a spacetime odyssey series on nat geo last weekend. such a great show to learn about our universe. we now know that our big solar system turns out just only a galaxy out of billions of galaxy out there. and we haven’t know yet what’s beyond that. its an endless journey and immense possibilities.
for me, it just like a scientific proof confirmation from one of the concept that Buddha Sakyamuni had realized 3000 years ago, that there is no end nor beginning to this life, everything is always in a never-ending cycle. past, present, future, and so on.
moreover, in one of the episode ( if i’m not mistaken, the second), the narrator interestingly explain about our human body, that consist of billions of cells that interact with each other, similar to what’s been going on in our solar system. it’s like micro cosmos and macro cosmos relationship. the movement and interaction of macro cosmos, which are all the planet, stars, and galaxy are bound to this law of gravity, just like our life as the micro cosmos are bound to the natural law of cause and effect or also known as karma.