- Sept. 5, 2019
-- Hindus would also like to display ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita
on the entrance lobby table at Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Manchester (New Hampshire).
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that the presence of sacred texts at the entrance of hospitals was highly beneficial as scriptures provided us comfort and strength and God wanted us well.
Moreover, inclusion of pre-BCE Bhagavad-Gita
(Song of the Lord), which was a treatise on yoga, in the display was highly appropriate as Manchester VAMC offered various yoga classes in Manchester, Concord, Portsmouth, Nashua; some of which included meditation; and organized a "Mindfulness Group"; Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out.
In addition, Bhagavad-Gita
was about a battle and it taught us that "action is better than inaction" and thus was very fitting to be displayed at a facility for veterans who fought battles for our country. It also went well with the Mission of VAMC Manchester, which included improving "health and well-being" of veterans; Rajan Zed indicated.
Zed further said that they were urging Manchester VAMC Director Alfred A. Montoya Junior for a formal permission to display at the entrance lobby table a copy of Bhagavad-Gita
, which would be supplied by them.
Various universities in USA taught the wisdom of Bhagavad-Gita
and Harvard University Press had published its one of many English translations, Rajan Zed added.
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about 1.1 billion adherents and moksh (liberation)
is its ultimate goal. There are about three million Hindus in USA.