Recently I've been thinking about the six realms and all they consist of. For example, does the animal realm include all non-human, earthly organisms, including bacteria, cells, bugs, and other "insignificant" creatures?
Moreover, isn't a cell, for example, incapable of suffering, seeing as how it doesn't experience physical\mental
\emotional pain or possess the mental capacity to feel or contemplate on things such as love, life, death, attachment, desire, etc? If so, wouldn't the four noble truths be irrelevant to life on a cellular level? Of course, I suppose none of that would matter unless we could actually be reborn as a cell; and then again, perhaps it wouldn't matter even if we could be.
What do you think?