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Ramesvara Clears up the Book Changes Issue

Ramesvara Clears up the Book Changes Issue

An absolute position has to be reached so that before we die, we know that within the BBT and ISKCON there could never again be one single change, for any reason, ever made to Srila Prabhupada’s books.

“They’re ruining my books.” — Srila Prabhupada

“They’re ruining my books.” — Srila Prabhupada

The greatest anxiety Srila Prabhupada has is that after he’s gone we will make changes in his books and the whole work, the plan Prabhupada was working on, it will all be spoiled by us because of our tendency to change.

Prabhupada Ordered “No Changes!”

Prabhupada Ordered “No Changes!”

Soon after the intense marathon for completing the publication of Caitanya Caritamrita, Radhaballabha prabhu approached Srila Prabhupada and mentioned that the artists are now completing the paintings in preparation for the second printing. To this, Srila Prabhupada replied “NO changes”.

Srila Prabhupada on Editing His Books

Srila Prabhupada on Editing His Books

It is not our business to amend the words of the Supreme Personality of Godhead or make additions or alterations, as it has become a custom for many so-called scholars and swamis who comment on the words of Bhagavad-gita.

Closer to Manuscript? Not really…

Closer to Manuscript? Not really…

The “defense” Jayadavaita Swami uses in justifying his changes to Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is is “I have made it closer to the original manuscript…” This is not a good defense. Just imagine if I write a book and find an editor I trust and and give him the service of editing my manuscript […]

Examples of ISKCON’s Bhagavad Gita Changes

Examples of ISKCON’s Bhagavad Gita Changes

Bhagavad-gita As It Is Changes “Too much editing is not required. If Satsvarupa has already edited it, there is no need of further editing.” (Letter from Srila Prabhupada to Rayarama 21-Dec-67, on Bhagavad Gita editing)“Consequently, Srila Vyasadeva is a guru. He does not misinterpret the words of Krsna, but transmits them exactly as they were […]

108 ISKCON Bhagavad Gita Changes

108 ISKCON Bhagavad Gita Changes

Jayadvaita did not only correct typographical errors. He has changed many things. There are thousands of changes which are completely unnecessary, change for the sake of change. Many of the changes alter the meaning of the text amid thousands of petty changes which apparently do not change the meaning.