exists = is in = belongs to = can be found
“Exists” is “存在” in Chinese. Literally,
exists = 存在 = is stored in
“X is stored in” is not a complete sentence because it lacks an object. X is stored in where?
Existence is asking for an address. If you know something exists, but do not know in which it is stored, you can always say “X is in the universe“. The concept “universe” acts as a universal address or universal container.
But by definition, the universe itself cannot have any address. So the sentence “the universe exists” is meaningless.
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