Center of the Hare Krishna in Russia made an official statement in connection with the trial of the book "Bhagavad-gita As It Is."
According to the statement, which publishes Portal Religio.ru, the mere fact that the Scriptures with internationally recognized comments before a court, deeply hurt the religious feelings of Hindus and the common people, as evidenced by a wave of publications around the world.
The authors of the note that the Russian translation of "Bhagavad Gita As It Is" has twice held prosecutor's check — in 2004 and 2005. "The third edition of the Russian translation, released in 2007, is virtually identical to the previous version — it only fixes some stylistic errors made in translation. However, for some reason, this argument does not take into account the prosecutors ", — the treatment center.
The inadequacy of the allegations on which the charge of extremism, evident not only in the art.
The authors of the lead two quotes from an expert opinion, which was the basis for the court, and pay attention to the fact that in the expert opinion understand phrases out of context.
"Similarly, the sacred duty of a Kshatriya — fight, and he has to do it, even if you have to fight with friends or relatives." (BG 2:15, p. 99)
There is a call for violent action — to fight with the enemies. Tokens "should" and "must" include incentive semantics and combine genre features advice, appeal, advice, instructions, installation. In these contexts can be seen either of these, in particular, the importance of the draft.
"Krishna is personified in doctrine MOCK as a deity of death and destruction," I am … the judging of justice — Yama, the lord of death "(" Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, "Ch. 10, text 29). "I — all-consuming death …" (ibid., text 34).
"We hope the process of serious scholars, the participation of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, Vladimir Lukin, the principled position of the heads of Russia and India are interested in the gradual development of friendly and economic relations, will finally put an end to this unfortunate incident, — mark in the center of the Hare Krishna in Russia.
As previously reported, in June Tomsk prosecutors asked the court to recognize the book "Bhagavad-gita as it is" extremist. According to the supervisory authority, it contains "signs of incitement to religious hatred, humiliation of human dignity on the basis of gender, race, nationality, language, origin, religion."
Of extremism in the book at the request of the FSB officers first found at Tomsk State University, but in the first trial, which took place in August, experts have given up their conclusions. Then the prosecutor asked the Kemerovo linguists, who again found the extremist position. The court rejected the "Tomsk Society for Krishna Consciousness," to bring to the examination of the Moscow Orientalists.
Experts of the Kemerovo State University found that the book is "propaganda intellectual and social inferiority of a person on the basis of its relationship to substantiate the" Bhagavad-Gita "religious values."
As explained by the RIA "Novosti" spokesperson "Tomsk Society for Krishna Consciousness" Mikhail Frolov, experts' nadergano quotes from the book that mentions the word "stupid." However, according to him, it is used in the book "is not against any particular religious group or individual." "This is a philosophical view is criticized, it is happening in India for centuries and centuries to come," — said Frolov.
The next hearing will take place on December 28.
"Bhagavad-gita As It Is" — transfer the Hindu scripture 'Gita' to the comments in the spirit of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition and Bhakti Yoga. Made in 1960 Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada — founder of Vaishnava religious organization "The International Society for Krishna Consciousness."
"Bhagavad Gita" is included in the list of references in a philosophy course, which is taught in Russian universities.