I (modestly) believe that the 5th verse of this poem is the most condensed theology ever written as it states in 11 words the essence of nearly all religious belief: That eternity is acting in time.
RANDY PHILOSOPHIZES: Einstein's idea that matter creates space and that time is relative to speed is considered the most subtle thought that humanity has produced. I agree---and I propose that the second most subtle thought was this GUESS at what existence might be all about. The Baghavad Gita has dazzled thinkers all over the world. I have attempted to boil it down to these 21 verses.
Sadly, most Indians know almost nothing about the religion they profess---any more than Christians know theirs. They are caught up in superstition and magic like all the others. No better--no worse.
That we do not know the purpose--if any--of existence is a bitter pill for all of us to swallow. Only the brave can do it. ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE SWALLOWED THE PILL CAN LEGITIMATELY SPECULATE. All others are brainwashed and cowardly believers--who will wreck our world (overpopulation, crazy, frozen ethics, pretensions to certainty, taliban-like fanaticism) if reason does not prevail.
After you have swallowed the bitter pill--you can legitimately speculate. It is a fun and perhaps psychologically useful thing to do. The Baghavad Gita is the most elegant speculation to date. Far better than Christianity. So If you feel the need for a WHY to your life---try this theory on. It is a happy why-in the big picture. And it has a plausible answer the question of why is there evil in the world, (verse 19)