link:https://auromere.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/man-the-microcosm-universe-the-macrocosm/|Man the Microcosm
youtube:ECITwTYSIsg|Inherit the Wind 1960
link:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053946/quotes|Inherit the Wind Quotes
We are all made in God's image. The individual human, in all his glory...
As is believed, as in the macrocosm, so in the microcosm (see auromere link at top):
“It is necessary to remember the fundamental principle of the Tantra Sastra that man is a microcosm (kshudra-brahmanda). Whatever exists in the outer universe exists in him. All the Tattvas and the worlds are within him and so are the supreme Shiva-Shakti. The body may be divided into two main parts, namely the head and trunk on one hand, and the legs on the other. In man, the centre of the body is between these two, at the base of the spine where the legs begin. Supporting the trunk and throughout the whole body there is the spinal cord. This is the axis of the body, just as Mount Meru is the axis of the Earth. Hence man’& spine is called Meru-danda, the Meru or axis-staff. Read more …
I will let Spencer Tracy say his piece (see youtube link):
An idea is a greater monument than a cathedral. And the advance of man's knowledge is a greater miracle than all the sticks turned to snakes or the parting of the waters.
Then why did God plague us with the capacity to think? Mr. Brady, why do you deny the one faculty of man that raises him above the other creatures of the earth? The power of his brain to reason.
Can't you understand? That if you take a law like evolution and you make it a crime to teach it in the public schools, tomorrow you can make it a crime to teach it in the private schools? And tomorrow you may make it a crime to read about it. And soon you may ban books and newspapers...
AR - Brady on the Stand
If the Lord wishes a sponge to think, it thinks! Therefore, let us all accept the divine in others and leave them to their own nature and ways. If we can offer another point of view without intentionally hurting, but in a spirit of love, then do it, else Silence is Golden.
No matter how you care to define it, I do not identify with the local group. Planet, species, race, nation, state, religion, party, union, club, association, neighborhood improvement committee; I have no interest in any of it. I love and treasure individuals as I meet them, I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to.
Illustrative of the disparity between static and dynamic. The system can die only when all the individuals are independently good.