Analytical and empirical thought pretty much dictates that a whole is the sum of its parts. This has been disputed by philosophers, but it's the way we've been trained to think - it's sort of built on mathematical models, like 2 + 2 = 4. But the rigidity of this process crumbles with the onslaught of Vedic wisdom. The Bhagavata approach to truth defies the constraints of the human brain. Multiple worlds and multiple dimensions, universes beyond our perception and its instruments cease to be science fiction and fantasy and become reality. How Krishna can be smaller and larger than our universe does not add up empirically. It is the kind mysticism that atheists love to deride as fanciful and wishful. In Krishna consciousness the Whole can be much more and much less than the sum of all of His parts - simultaneously.