‘We are part of the universe, right? Even though we as human beings imagine ourselves as separate, we are part of the universe. Our actions, our efforts to understand, actually are the world. They are this universe trying to understand itself.’ (The Mountains and Waters Sutra)
One of those statements where you follow the train of thought until the last sentence, and then you wonder how it can be true. As Dogen would undoubtedly say at this point, investigate further!