At the occasion of ‘Gita PrernaMahotsav’ a new row was created to seek national scripture status for Bhagvad Gita.
Speaking about the same, filmmaker Director Deepak Sharma Saraswat, told us that Bhagvad Gita has bunch of flowers woven together to form beautiful garland. It is divine nectar with a scientific approach for both ephemeral and eternal world of human life.
To be noted Director Deepak Sharma Saraswat has been associated with Rashtra Hindu Sangathan and have always been vocal about his views on religion and politics. When External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj triggered the cause, it created a rage among the supporters of aggressive Hindu Sangthans.
“Irrespective of religion people have praised the greatness of Bhagvad Gita. This holy book calls of action to meet obligations and duties of life. The best thing is that it maintains the spiritual touch which is the basis of human life”, said Deepak Saraswat while talking about allowingBhagvad Gita as a compulsory subject in schools.
According to him, every child should know the importance of culture. He also said that Bhagvad Gita helps him to move from state of confusion to state of clear vision. Hindu saints have told us that if you wish to attain salvation, Bhagvad Gita is the simplest way. Gita is followed by western scholars and even multinational companies are resorting to Gita for management lessons.
Filmmaker Deepak Saraswat vociferously promoting the idea of declaring Bhagvad Gita a national scripture as he believes that dis courses of any great Indian saint are always inspired by the greatest teachings of Gita. He also supported the saints who are providing the knowledge of Gita in simple manner.
Sushma Swaraj has also said,” Bhagavad Gita has answers to everybody’s problems and that’s why I said it while standing in the Parliament that, ‘ShrimadBhagwad Gita’ should be declared as the national holy book.”
“Everyone should read two shlokas of Gita everyday… It is a scripture of 700 shlokas and it can be finished in a year. Read it again and continue this till the end. After reading it three to four times, you will discover a path to lead a life, the way I discovered,” she said.
Swaraj also advised psychiatrists to read and prescribe the Gita to patients suffering from depression.
Her views though have not found favour with the Opposition.
While the Trinamool Congress said that the Constitution was the only ‘holy book’ in a democracy, the Congress noted that the essence of the Gita lies in its substance and not in its symbolism.