Bhagwad Gita–a phenomenon much beyond politics:


There are people with a fancy to force politics every where irrespective of the fact that the theme may even relate to divine perspectives, an area far beyond politics or any other discipline. Supreme Court Justice A. R. Dave stressed the other day the need of teaching Bhagwad Gita and Mahabharat to the children right from day one of their joining a school saying:

“Some body who is very secular…. so called secular will not agree…..Had I been the dictator of India, I would have introduced the Gita and the Mahabharat in Class I. That is the way you learn how to live life”.

The statement of Justice Dave was contested by Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju saying that “….this is against India’s secular feature and constitution and will do it great harm”. Slogan of secularism is adopted by many in India as a cult for displaying an overstretched definition of it very often just to appease certain sections of society within the country. They should know that Bhagwad Gita does not talk of any particular religion nor it forces any body to embrace it, it simply talks of life and its multifarious aspects with the teachings as to how live the complexities of it. It unfolds the mysteries of life to the point of awakening and enlightenment which factor applies to all human beings without any discrimination. Both the scriptures Gita and Mahabharat deal with the problems the humans in general are confronted with and it is nothing but too much of a fuss to link it with any kind of secularism. Those who advocate for a hyper twist of a meaning on secularism are in fact the people who are obsessed with the desire to force their own ill conceived notions on humanity causing a colossal damage to cohesive existence of humans on this earth. Both Bhagwad Gita and Mahabharat are much above all this.

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13 thoughts on “Bhagwad Gita–a phenomenon much beyond politics:”

  1. Sir, Bhagwad Gita is not for Hindues but it gives lesson to human being related to any religion. Every body has enjoyed the telescript of Bhagwad Gita in shape of Mahabharat T.V serials and has learnt lessons from the episodes. This is a very good thinking and should be materialized. Thanks for the blog and guidance for the new generation.

    Rajkumarnegi

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  2. The word ” secular ” has become a tool to make the things controversial in India.The persons opposing Geeta very well know that it does not talk of any particular religion nor it forces any body to embrace it, it simply talks of life .but due to political reasons they oppose .

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  3. I am surprised to read the statement of Justice M.Katju because I do not understand that he is a man who is politically motivated. In regard to others having political affiliation I am not interested to waste time and energy because they have to say some thing whether they have even the least acquaintance with the relative matter or not.They only know that this holy book is deeply concerned with Hindu religion, therefore they do not miss any opportunity to create differences in the society. In fact the GEETA is not representing any religion and deals with the human life in general.

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  4. I agree with Mr. Dave about Gita especially, I read a few chapters of Gita- it is priceless wisdom, some of which our modern Indians lack very much.

    You know he really has said a very wise thing!

    I still am mad at the schools i have studied because they did not teach us sanskrit properly. i so wished to learn this language properly. Have tried quite a few times when i was still student but you know how many sanskrit knowing people are around us.

    Bhagwad gita is far above politics and religion- it is pure spiritualism in its best manner and code of conduct for a decent society

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