A core Hindu teaching is that the entire universe, without exception, is pervaded by
the One Supreme. The Divine dwells in each being. Animals, trees, rivers, mountains, planets all embody the Divine. Since the Divine pervades every aspect of all that we experience, we should view every part of nature as a celebration and manifestation of the Divine. Unjust and harmful actions are the result of human ignorance and the tendency to disregard the universal presence of the Divine. Being born as a human is an opportunity to progress spiritually and eventually be liberated from the cycle of birth and death.