consider this...

the sum of electric charge in the universe has never changed. all energy and therefore matter is 'borrowed'. one theory is that the universe is made up of just one electron charging back and forth through time(quantum electrodynamics).

when the suffering is worse than the dying... the 2nd law of thermodynamics proves that the amount of entropy in the universe always increases. when two atoms react and energy is cast off, there is always energy lost. meaning that the overall count of organized, manageable energy is always decreasing.

 a seed is the container of potential. is it a leaf, or a is it a whole tree, or a flower, or a bee, or a seed that comes from the fruit of that tree? Is the seed the same as just another seed or is it all of things?