Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11, Text 32
History, if seen from a purely materialistic perspective, seems to be nothing more than a list of names of dead successful people. Decade after decade, century after century, millennia after millennia, people come, people live, people die. What is the point of it all?
Gita wisdom offers us an alternative perspective of history that doesn’t deny the futility of the material reality, but reveals an additional divine dimension that can help us find meaning amidst the madness and direction amidst the destruction.
The Bhagavad-gita (11.32) describes that time is a manifestation of Krishna. Overall, the eleventh chapter of the Gita demonstrates the dynamic connectedness of Krishna with the material world: he is not just a passive cosmic presence, but also an active universal agent who is shaping history according to his benevolent will for the gradual purification and eventual redemption of all.