The Bhagavad Gita should not be declared as India’s National Sacred Text,
Does not condemn you to hell because you do not believe in it,
talks of Humanity as a whole,
does not attempt to proselytize,
it was delivered by One whose Historicity is proved,
And not by one whose life and teachings were chosen to be written three hundred years after his death, for some one’s political convenience,
it is not by one who remembered moral teachings after some time it was given to him by God ,that too noting it from a Stone,
synthesizes all religious thoughts,
does not advocate Bigotry,
it addresses Human issues,
it transcends Races, Nations, Religions,
it instills hope in the Minds of Man,
it does not order you to follow it,
it does not ask you to propagate your religion by killing,
it delivers one from depression and confusion,
it speaks of Human values like Compassion, Duty,Honor,Love to all Beings ,
it is objected to by the paragons of virtue in Indian Parliament,
especially by Sage Karunanidhi and mainly because
it is by an Indian in the Indian soil to Mankind.
PM Modi gifted the Gita to US President Barack Obama, which means it has already received the honour of a national scripture. What we require is only a formal announcement now,” Sushma Swaraj said in a public meeting to mark 5,151 years of the Bhagavad Gita at the Red Fort.
Underscoring the importance of the Gita’s role in daily life, she said its message to perform one’s duty without feeling attached to its outcome is what guides her sense of duty at the ministry.
The Gita, believed to be the advice of Lord Krishna, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the epic Mahabharata. Its call for selfless action inspired many leaders of the independence movement, including Mahatma Gandhi who referred to the Gita as his ‘spiritual dictionary’.”