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Jawaharlal Nehru, himself was an atheist and the first Prime Minister of independent India, commented on the Gita, "The Bhagavad-Gita deals essentially with the spiritual foundation of human existence. It is a call of action to meet the obligations and duties of life; yet keeping in view the spiritual nature and grander purpose of the universe."- comment

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Asked by Josna, 25 Apr '13 11:24 pm
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May be,, i dunno ji
Answered by conviction, 06 May '13 09:43 pm

 
  
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Nehruji was not an atheist but an Agnostic. He would have preferred to treat Gita as a book on Philosophy rather than a book based on sermons of some divine incarnate. . Had he been a atheist he would not have referred to Dams being temples of modern India nor request for cremation and scattering of his ashes in his will.
Answered by Shyam, 26 Apr '13 01:44 pm

 
  
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He understood the geeta very well
Answered by rajan, 26 Apr '13 07:02 am

 
  
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It was the words of an atheist and pundit....a devotee would have seen the creator of mighty oceans in the water he scooped up in his palms
Answered by Manas, 25 Apr '13 11:32 pm

 
  
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Even though an atheist, Nehru had well understood the essence of Bhagwad Geetha, and has keenly followed its principles in life. He was a honest leader. Unfortunately, his descendants have turned out to be the most corrupt leaders in the world.
Answered by Seshadri Srinivasan, 25 Apr '13 11:28 pm

 
  
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