I just came across a Buddhist Chinese text that offers insight into the nature of the universe. As far as I am aware, this text is not available anywhere in English, so I will make it available here: Buddha said: If everything is there, time and space are not distances. If there is no chance, it will eventually be impossible to meet. 佛说 一切随缘 若是有缘,时间、空间都不是距离。若是无缘,终是相聚也无法会意。 (You can search for the Chinese and find that it is a real Buddhist text) It might be better to substitute "if nothing is there, time and space are not distances". What happens when you take away all the space between two objects? Then the distance disappears. We know space isn't just a fixed geometric construct, it can be moved. If there's no space between two objects, there is nothing impeding its travel and the distance effectively disappears, distance can be traversed in no time. The "if there is no chance, it will eventually be impossible to meet" is interesting too. It explains quantum probability and destructive interference (or the actual lack thereof). It is impossible for a particle-wave to set out on a path if it would eventually destructively interfere with another particle-wave and, in so doing, violate the laws of the universe. This is effectively the same as sending information back in time. Those familiar with time-space theory and quantum mechanics will see the striking similarity here between this Buddhist text and the understanding of the universe. Could it really all just be an eerie coincidence? Could these ancient Chinese sages really have had deep insights into the nature of the universe that predate modern times?