Chief justice of India TS Thakur has said that the relationship between man and God is “very personal” and should be “nobody else’s business”, stressing on tolerance for peace in society.
More lives have been lost in religious wars than due to political ideologies, justice Thakur said on Sunday during a book release event in New Delhi. The book, titled ‘The Inner Fire, faith, choice and modern-day living in Zoroastrianism’, has been written by Supreme Court judge Justice Rohinton F Nariman.
“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 choose your relationship with your God,” the CJI said.
The 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 added.