The books of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada initiated me into Krishna Consciousness and the chanting of the Holy Name. These books saved my life. I consider them to be my heart and soul. I want this books to be available to all the people of the world.
When I came to know that the books had been revised and re-edited - at first I couldn't believe it. Then I was shocked and striken, I virtually broke down and I fled from the local ISKCON center (because it was ISKCON who did the revisions). This happened about 7 years ago and still I'm not able to visit or work together with ISKCON centers around here although it would be the right thing and beneficial.
This revisions are still the cause of terrible suffering for me and I can see that so many devotees all over the world are similarly suffering. All this suffering and fighting is so needless, so absolutely and perfectly needless. Because Srila Prabhupada's books are perfect already. There is no need to change, revise or re-edit them.
I want to humbly beg the authorities of ISKCON to please stop it. Please stop it. Don't hurt and divide us any more. Please stop it.
Feb 24, 2003