|[Adhyaya VII--Slokas 4-14, 25 and 27.
Adhyaya IX--Slokas 4.6, 8, 10 and 16-19. Adhyaya XV--Slokas 16-18.]
WE shall continue in the next chapter our
study of the Gita-teaching as to how to live. It will be helpful to pause here to
contemplate on the Hindu interpretation of the riddle of the Universe. the great
"open secret" which has baffled man ever since he began to think deeply, and
which must ever remain an insoluble paradox. This involves a study of the 7th, 9th and
15th Adhyayas of the Gita.
All the physical elements of nature,
including the material bodies of animate beings and their sensory and mental functions,
may be grouped together forming the ever-changing physical aspect of the universe. This is
called Prakriti. Behind the animate is the soul that dwells within each being and animates
it. Behind all again is the Supreme Being whose power it is that holds together all the
changes visible in one organic existence. He dwells with- in and supports and moves
everything, but exists apart from all.