To me a universal truth is a lesson or concept so true that it can be applied to anything in our world or realm. Take this bud for example. The realization is that this plant is one hundred percent connected to its natural environment. The sun, the soil, the water. Every day, with the first light it wakes up to fulfill its purpose to the best of its ability. It knows what to do. It knows what it was born for. Without listening to anything else than the sun and itself, everyday it continues to grow until a few days later, months later or years later, it has become one of the most perfect and beautiful designs of nature.