Every particle of the world

Every particle of the world is a mirror,
In each atom lies the blazing light
of a thousands suns.
Cleave the heart of a raindrop,
a hundred pure oceans will flow forth.
Look closely at a grain of sand,
the seed of a thousand beings can be seen.
The foot of an ant is larger than an elephant;
In essence, a drop of water
is no different than the Nile.
In the heart of a barley-corn
Lies the fruit of a hundred harvests;
Within the pulp of a millet seed
an entire universe can be found.
In the wing of a fly, an ocean of wonder;
In the pupil of the eye, an endless heaven.
Though the inner chamber of the heart is small.
The Lord of both worlds
gladly makes His home there.

— Mahmud Shahestrai

I am strongly reminded of William Blake.

Extracted from The Essential Mystics by Andrew Harvey.

Also see

The nature of reality

To see a world in a grain of sand

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