My religion is nobody else’s business, says CJI T S Thakur

Thakur, while releasing the book titled 'The Inner Fire, faith, choice and modern-day living in Zoroastrianism', also said that more destruction, damage and bloodshed in this world has taken place on the account of religious beliefs.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 20, 2016 3:39 pm
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice of India, T.S. Thakur during the 50th anniversary function of establishment of the High Court of Delhi, in New Delhi on Monday. PTI Photo by Kamal Singh (PTI10_31_2016_000139b) Thakur, while releasing the book titled ‘The Inner Fire, faith, choice and modern-day living in Zoroastrianism’, also said that more destruction, damage and bloodshed in this world has taken place on the account of religious beliefs. (PTI Photo)

The relationship between man and God is “very personal” and should be “nobody else’s business”, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur said on Sunday as he stressed on tolerance for peace in society. More lives have been lost in religious wars than due to political ideologies, Justice Thakur said during the release of a book on Zoroastrianism, penned by Supreme Court Judge Justice Rohinton F Nariman.

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Thakur, while releasing the book titled ‘The Inner Fire, faith, choice and modern-day living in Zoroastrianism’, also said that more destruction, damage and bloodshed in this world has taken place on the account of religious beliefs.

“In this world, more lives have been lost in religious wars than on political ideologies. More humans have killed each other because they thought their path is better than his, that he is an infidel, that he is a non-believer. More destruction, damage, bloodshed has taken place in this world on account of religious beliefs.

“What is my religion? How do I connect with my God? What kind of relationship I share with my God. It is nobody else’s business. You can chose your relationship with your God,” the CJI said.

Relationship between man and God “is something which is very personal and individual. So no one else has any thing to do with it,” he added.

“I think the message of brotherhood, tolerance and accepting that ultimately all path leads to one path, one God, will bring world peace, will bring prosperity. In that sense Rohinton has done a great service,” Justice Thakur said.

Former Supreme Court judge Justice B N Srikrishna explained certain verses of Gathas (the most sacred texts of the Zoroastrian faith believed to have been composed by Zoroaster himself) which dealt with equanimity.

Justice Srikrishna also explained its connection with the Rigveda and the similarities with Sanskrit.

Speaking on the occasion, noted lawyer Fali S Nariman, father of the author Rohinton F Nariman, said parents learn in retrospective about their children.

“We as parents come to realise, as many parents do, for years we did not appreciate the qualities exhibited now by Rohinton. Parents learn, unfortunately, retrospectively what they should have know about the characteristics of their children from the beginning.” High Priest of Parsi community, Khurshed Dastoor, was present at the function.

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    Ram
    Nov 20, 2016 at 9:47 pm
    Hindus keep preaching this to themselves and keep getting destro since 0000s of years. It is like accepting defeat before fight. BTW CJI.....? Let's keep mum for good.
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      Hindu.Rashtra
      Nov 20, 2016 at 4:08 pm
      THEN WHY TH FK ARE YOU SAYING THAT IN PUBLIC
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        Haru Mandal
        Nov 20, 2016 at 2:08 pm
        It is reuring to know that such a gentleman holds one of the highest consutions positions of India. Our consution is in safe hands!
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        IML sood
        Nov 20, 2016 at 3:25 pm
        But the big Q is how and why some religious books say their religion is supreme and people of other religion are to be called in different name. Why no comments about that poisonous theory whic is being practised in many countries.
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          IML sood
          Nov 20, 2016 at 6:55 pm
          Ken comments are proper reply to maroon like Kazi The born faked named slave.
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            Sajed Syed
            Nov 20, 2016 at 11:45 am
            Religions are problem. Their originators themselves were fallible mortals, elevated to undeserved status by the gullible.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;People shall follow Dharma that is not a club like any religion is. Google the difference between Dharma and relgiion
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            Abbiya
            Nov 20, 2016 at 10:49 am
            100 % right now doubt. .spiration thinking. .
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              abdul
              Nov 20, 2016 at 11:58 am
              @ "“In this world, more lives have been lost in religious wars than on political ideologies. More humans have killed each other because they thought their path is better than his..."lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why you blame religion. If the US think that his way of living is better than the others and wages wars,,,,isnt it guilty of killing
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