Why people have lost in India their own culture? Because they have interpreted wrongly. Every sastra has been interpreted wrongly, and therefore people are misguided. They could not take advantage of the instruction of Bhagavad-gita because all through, the Bhagavad-gita has been misinterpreted. So many so-called politicians, scholars, but it is maybe for the first time — not first time; it is there — but to make it broad propaganda-wide, that "Try to understand Bhagavad-gita as it is, without any interpretation." That is our mission.
Srila Prabhupada — December 16, 1975, Bombay