By Niraj Bidawatka
India’s Supreme Court judge, Justice A. R. Dave has stated that India should revert back to its ancient traditions by introducing texts such as Bhagavad Gita to children from an early age. He further said that had he been the dictator of India, he would have introduced the Bhagavad Gita in class one.
Although these remarks have drawn strong and acerbic reactions from the so-called secular politicians, nonetheless, the statement of the learned Justice is strictly in line with the Bhāgavata philosophy.
Prahlada maharaja says kaumāra ācaret prājnyo dharmān bhāgavatan iha [SB 7.6.1]: “One who is sufficiently intelligent should use the human form of body from the very beginning of life—in other words, from the tender age of childhood—to practice the activities of devotional service, giving up all other engagements.”
Justice Dave also said that vices such as terrorism would be terminated if the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita are imparted.
We fully endorse the views of Justice Dave because the Bhagavad Gita teaches complete surrender unto the lotus feet of Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead by remembering and chanting the glories of the Supreme Lord. If one regularly chants the Hare Krishna mahamantra, one’s heart gets cleansed of all vices, and there is no chance that such a person will indulge into vices such as terrorism, graft, etc.
In fact, the Bhagavad Gita should be introduced, not only in India, but across the world because the Bhagavad Gita is not an Indian or Hindu scripture. It is meant for mankind at large and why should such an exalted scripture be denied to non-Indians?
Krishna’s stalwart devotee, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda has already introduced, to the entire world, the Bhagavad Gita as it is, without any interpretations and we request everyone to download a free copy now and start studying it.