The attempt to get Bhagavad Gita banned in
nothing but an example of religious intolerance and insecurity among certain
elements in societies around the world who are unable to digest individual freedom, free thinking and diverse
thoughts. Gita extols the individual to think and act in a manner that befits
his/her Dharma. Gita does not ask anyone to follow a particular pattern of life
neither does it support any group formation or religion. It’s a dialogue between Supreme Truth (represented by Sri Krishna) and man (represented by Arjuna). This
dialogue has been taking place from time immemorial and will continue for ever.
No ban can stop it. Russia
The arguments put forwarded by Russian prosecutors to ban Gita are – it creates social discord; extremist in nature and hatred for other religious belief.
One can only laugh at the above arguments. Some reason challenging to human intelligence would have at least given some food for thought. These arguments sound childish - sorry children come up with better arguments.
A mirror is obscured by dust, just as the embryo rests deep within the womb, wisdom is hidden by selfish desire.
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
The Gita Ban Issue in
Bhagavad Gita is facing a legal ban and the prospect of being branded as extremist literature in
. A court in Siberia's Tomsk
city is set to deliver its final verdict on Monday in a case filed by state
prosecutors, which seeks ban on a Russian translation of ‘Bhagavad Gita As It
Is’ written by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the
International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Russia