1)I feel i read somewhere that one should not shake another person's shraddha or faith/belief..is it mentioned in Gita? 2)Can husband teach religion to his wife without wife asking for teaching..for example: Suppose my wife is Christian can I tech her Bhagavad gita without her interest just to bring her to my religion or to give her high knowledge. Are there any instances in scriptures where husband taught his wife without her asking? Please quote references for your answers..

  • You are basically talking about evangelism. In the past, Abrahamics would marry non-believibg women (by hook or crook) & then evangelise them in order to convert her community. What you are talking sounds just like that. Evangelism isn't supported by any recognised Hindu denomination other than the Arya Samaj, because Hindu scriptures strongly present the religion as a ethnocentric one.
    – অনু
    Commented Jun 6 at 10:40
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    @অনু indeed and I don't think forceful teaching is mentioned anywhere.
    – Haridasa
    Commented Jun 6 at 19:01

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Bhagvad gita 18:67

This is never to be spoken by you to one who is devoid of austerity, nor to one who is not devoted, nor to one who does not do service, nor to one who speaks ill of me.


It should not be taught to people who have neither self-control nor devotion to God. Such men are likely to disparage this great and secret knowledge and give false interpretation to the laws enunciated in the Gita. In practical life one comes across many flippant shallow people, engrossed in worldliness, who decry all spiritual knowledge as a foolish exercise in futility. Such men do great harm to society. They destroy faith and create doubts about the truth of this great science. Such men are not only unhelpful but positively harmful to society.


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