Science does not yet know the size of our universe. The new James Webb telescope has found galaxies older than the current Big Bang model for the age of our universe.
Science is limited by what it can observe. The instruments are gradually upgraded, but there are significant limits on taking a purely materialist approach to exploration.
Sages of yore have recognized that our universe is egg-shaped, an effect of its origins. The term is hiranya garbha, the golden egg, because sattva guna is dominant on that level. This seed form interacts with the causal ocean, creating the appearance of our world.
Our universe is teaming with life. Not just physical life, but life on every level of being, even beyond the universe itself. Yet we’re still just discovering new physical forms of life here on our planet.
Our universe is one of many, each with their own variations in laws of nature to create different fields of experience. There are an uncountable number of experiencers (beings) in our creation.
Even our own body is made up of trillions of life forms, experiencing their way of being, largely as part of a larger group – as a liver cell or a skin cell, for example. We also host trillions more lives in the body’s inner environment (biome).
Our point of experience (jiva) rides on top of all that. We depend on the functioning of myriad groups of cells. And we’re part of a collective of humans that could be described as an organism within a still greater whole.
Our creation is also one of many, although apparently a more complex one than most. Each is like an idea in the mind of God. All of creation is a way for consciousness to know itself more completely to emulate Divinity.
The vastness of all this is beyond the comprehension of any local mind. As Buckminster Fuller put it, we are “special case” experiencers, designed to know one thing at a time. This allows us to function in the specific environment we live in.
Yet we are it so can get a sense of all this through direct experience of our deeper nature. Big picture and specific details. Each of us with our own specifics is how the whole comes to know all the details. We’re all in this together.