Was he seeing that as poetic, or prophetic?

In a way I think the last minutes of the film kind of addressed this, although I don't want to spoil it here. One great issue of the film is how culpable Oppenheimer was. I know he felt guilt later, but he must have known that he was creating a weapon that would cause immense human suffering to a degree never possible before. And yet he did so anyways. He was extremely morally questionable.
I prefer this translation – it contextualises the meaning.

Poor old Oppo was understandably a bit taken aback by what he saw ... hardly surprising he'd look at it his way ...

Yes, I think I read the translation Oppenheimer used said "death" but that "time" is indeed more accurate. I think the fact that what came to mind during this truly history-changing moment was verses from a religious text demonstrates how religion truly is relevant to the modern world. Here we have a quintessentially modern event (the test of a weapon that would change warfare forever and literally gave the 'atomic age' its name), and it was theological language that was used by the scientist who spearheaded its creation to best describe his reaction.
Buy a copy of Gita from Gita Press, Gorakhpur - authentic translation, my first Gita.
A good one co-authored by Annie Besant is here: https://www.yogastudies.org/wp-content/uploads/besantgita.pdf
A good one here too: https://library.um.edu.mo/ebooks/b17771201.pdf, and here: https://www.hinduwebsite.com/chapters.asp
I have the Hare-Krishna Gita as a book mark, but I can see through the wrong translations.
Makes me think Hare Krishnas may be tio some hindu like Unity is to some Christians?
Makes me think Hare Krishnas may be to some hindu like Unity is to some Christians?
Born Hindus generally consider Hare-Krishna to be a part of Hinduism. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is a respected Acharya of Advaita Hinduism. What he opinied was not wrong, "inconceivable one-ness and difference". For Hare-Krishnas, Krishna is most important. But we have no problem with that. To some Hindus Shiva, Shakti, Ganesha or Kartikeya/Murugan will be the most important. It is sometimes the Western converts who may claim it to be different from Hinduism.
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