Natural Law, The Gita, and The Rule of Law​

RGSOIPL, IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India.

Volume III, Issue VI, 2020

The Gita, a book which has several interpretations. It is one of the oldest scriptures in the world, yet its teachings are so relevant and refreshening even today that it contains solutions to the most intricated problems of modern lifestyle. From private life to public life affairs, from health to environmental issues, most of the key worries of human life can be resolved, if its teachings are followed and implemented in its true sense. In the present article, these teachings have been interpreted to provide solutions for policy issues. Where, in the present time, the corruptions and discrimination has become a reason of plight in almost every society, in thousands of its forms. And, where, the whole world is suffering from these vices, The Gita provides the sigh of relief and a way to light.  How Gita can help in maintaining rule of law, public order, and morality in the present time has been discussed in the present article. As morality and decency are the terms that have always been looked as part of Natural Law, so the term natural law is also discussed in brief with the help of already existing literature. At the end of the article, support has been taken from the critical thinker of Natural law, Emanual Kant whose teachings have the same basis as of Gita’s. The teachings of both relies heavily on Conscience and reasoning.



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