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Srila Prabhupada said:


"Srila Vyasadeva revealed these statements after perfect realization and therefore they are perfect, for liberated sages like Vyasadeva never commit errors in their rhetorical arrangements. Unless one accepts this fact, there is no use in trying to obtain help from the revealed scriptures."  -- CC Adi-Lila Chapter 2 text 86 purport.

"If you concoct, 'I am more intelligent than my Guru,' 'I can make additions and alterations,' then you are finished." -- Srila Prabhupada lecture July 12, 1975 Philadelphia Pa.

"We cannot water down the philosophy to make it more palatable. Our books must remain as they are." -- Srila Prabhupada letter to Lilavati devi dasi March 31, 1977.


 

Notable Quotes:


Jasomatinandan prabhu:  " ... commonsense dictates that except for typographical mistakes such as "planet of the trees," no editions and subtractions should be done from 1972 edition."


 


Voices! - Sri Mukunda Prabhu
Author: General Contributor
Added: 03/06/2003
Type: Review
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Letter of Support

Hare Krsna.  All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.

 

This letter writing campaign is a wonderful thing as it allows all devotees a chance to be express their feelings about the changing of Srila Prabhupada's books.  However, we can see by the behavior and attitude of Jayadvaita Swami that a letter writing campaign may not have enough effect to get the BBT to bring back the pre-1978 books. What can impact the BBT, though, is supporting and distributing on a mass scale the original books that are available from Krishna Books Inc: http://www.krishnabooks.org.

 

Could it be that most devotees are not aware that Krishna Books Inc has the legal license to print Srila Prabhupada's pre-1978 books?  I even read on the internet how a devotee was saying that the only real answer is to print the original books, so obviously this devotee is unaware that Krishna Books Inc is attempting to do this after a lengthy and expensive lawsuit.

 

My suggestion is every devotee that supports Srila Prabhupada's adi-vani purchase a case of original Bhagavad-gitas from Krishna Books Inc and distribute them.  Or, contact Krishna Books Inc and make a donation.

 

Some Iskcon devotees are under the impression the original Bhagavad-gita was reprinted out of the goodness of the BBT's heart, when actually the truth is the BBT spent millions of dollars to keep it from being reprinted!

 

I have recently heard of a large land purchase by a devotee organization in Vrindavana.  This is a wonderful thing, very wonderful, but I cannot help but to think that all the money that was spent on a land purchase, could have been spent to help preserve and distribute so many of Srila Prabhupada's books.  I am not sure how many books could be printed with a half a million dollars, but I cannot think of a better use of it.

 

Your servant,

 

Mukunda dasa

Mar 6, 2003


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