Chapter 7 Verse 26
"O Arjuna, I am aware of the creatures of the past, the present, and the future;
but Me no one knows"
What does it to mean to be ‘I Am Aware’ of the creatures of past, present and the future unless both the past and the future are happening now in the present? This means that time then is an illusion and not linear as we think it is.
Moreover the reference point is creatures or the manifested world, again, the past, present and future can exist only in reference to something and creature or the manifested world as we know it is the reference.
But what if there is no reference, will time exist still? Does time exist in nothingness or is that timelessness? The answer to that is given at the end of that verse
‘But me no one knows’
We still have miles to go before we finally know it and reach the end of our sojourn.
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