22 Dec '11 11:31>
Many of you must have read that the local prosecutor of the city of Tomsk, Russia, has called for a ban on the Bhagawat Geeta on the grounds of it being a " subversive document ". Nothing can be more absurd. It appears that the Russian branch of ISCKON i.e.the internatiöal society for Krishna consciousness is at loggerheads with Russian Orthodox Church due to property disputes. This and other disputes might have led to the present case. But to drag the ancient book or its translation by ISCKON into a court of law and call it subversive is descipable. One thought that the present day Russia as a liberated and therefore a liberal country. What a nasty surprise ! Any comments ?