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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."


 

 
 
 

Email correspondence Articles
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Another Proof For No Change
Author: Damaghosa Das
Added: 10/14/2007
Type: Summary
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Prabhupada: "... As it is, you translate. Don't make any change. Then it will be all right. ..."

Dialogue on Book Changes
Author: Vyapaka Das
Added: 07/05/2006
Type: Summary
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" ... Jayadvaita Swami again confirms that there was no instruction to edit the Bhagavad Gita As It Is ..." Note: This email exchange is taken from a post on the Sampradaya Sun, at http://harekrsna.com/sun/editorials/07-06/editorials468.htm

A Challenge to the Supporters of the "Revised and Enlarged" Gita
Author: Madhudvisa dasa
Added: 06/29/2006
Type: Summary
[ Not Rated Yet ]

Jayadvaita himself, in that meeting with me in Mayapur you talk about, where he was screaming profanities at me and physically attacking me, admitted that there are many changes he has made in the Gita that he should not have made. He admits himself he made many mistakes.

The Best Evidence for Capitalization
Author: Jadurani Devi Dasi
Added: 04/11/2006
Type: Summary
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Hayagriva: Well, I think, when referring to Krsna, we should always have a capital "H." Prabhupada: Especially. Yes. Especially for Krsna, you can.

"DONT CHANGE ... ONE WORD ..." -- Srila Prabhupada
Author: Damaghosa Das
Added: 03/12/2006
Type: Summary
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NO NEED OF ANY DISCUSSION, GOING TO SO CALLED SCHOLARS FOR "EXPERT ADVICE", OR ANYWHERE. WE SIMPLY HAVE TO ACCEPT VERBATIM THE WORDS OF SRILA PRABHUPADA AND DONT CHANGE THEM IN ANY WAY.THEY ARE CLEAR- AS IS. PERIOD.

Hare Krsna -- or hare krsna??
Author: Damaghosa Das
Added: 03/08/2006
Type: Summary
[ Not Rated Yet ]

YOU are now doing what Prabhupada has warned us about - so called scholars who want to KILL Krsna by their demoniac changing of the words of sastra. First kill the guru ... then kill Krsna.

RE: Jayadvaita Maharaj's Book Changes - 3
Author: Madhudvisa dasa
Added: 08/25/2005
Type: Review
[ Not Rated Yet ]

This philosophy of Krishna consciousness is very delicate. Changing one word can spoil everything. Such changes can not be allowed to be made simply on the basis of one man's authority without even the knowledge of anyone else, what to speak of the authorization of anyone else.

RE: Jayadvaita Maharaj's Book Changes - 2
Author: Madhudvisa dasa
Added: 08/23/2005
Type: Review
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I am hoping that you will respond to this with a substantial letter that shows you have actually at least contemplated these issues and considered the possibility that allowing BBT editors absolute freedom to change anything at all in Prabhupada's books they feel like changing with no checks and balances and no documentation and no system to authorize such changes is crazy and has destroyed the authority of Prabhupada's books.

RE: Jayadvaita Maharaj's Book Changes
Author: Madhudvisa dasa
Added: 08/16/2005
Type: Review
[ Not Rated Yet ]

The issue is not the person who is changing the books, or if the changes are actually an improvement or not or even if the changes bring the books closer to the original manuscript. ... The issue is Srila Prabhupada did not ever instruct anyone to make such changes.

C.C. Madhya 19.157 - Offensive Mad Elephant Book Change
Author: Mukunda dasa
Added: 09/11/2004
Type: Summary
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The following sentence was added "still one should stick to the Society; if one thinks the Society’s members are not pure devotees." It is very interesting to note that they add the word even at the beginning of the paragraph.

Email March 11, 2004 - Jayadvaita/Madhudvisa – Full Version
Author: Staff Contributor
Added: 04/18/2004
Type: Review
[ Not Rated Yet ]

Editors Note: Here is the full version of the email correspondence previously published between Jayadvaita Swami and Madhudvisa Prabhu regarding changes to Srila Prabhupada’s books, along with Jayadvaita Swami’s cover note explaining why he decided to release the full version of that email.

Email March 2004 - Jayadvaita/Madhudvisa
Author: Madhudvisa dasa
Added: 04/06/2004
Type: Review
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JS: Yes, after due deliberation and consultation, I decided what to change and what not to change.... MP:> The point I have made is this is a very dangerous precedent for the > future. We have to preserve the original teachings of Srila > Prabhupada. And the original MacMillan gita was accepted by > Prabhupada, he did not request anyone to reedit it. That is the main > point. If Prabhupada wanted his books reedited that would be a > different matter.

BBT Trustee Admits "Very Extensive" Changes Made
Author: Madhudvisa dasa
Added: 03/29/2004
Type: Review
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JAS admitted finally . . . that there was never a complete list of the changes to the Gita circulated to the devotees. Only a list of changes to the translations. He also admitted . . . that the changes to the purports are "very extensive." And to this day the only person who is aware of these xtensive changes to Prabhupada's purports is JAS. No one else has ever seen them . . . He also expressed his disgust that Prabhupada's original books are being printed and distributed . . .

Email Mar 7, 1998 by Hridayananda Goswami
Author: Madhudvisa dasa
Added: 03/07/1998
Type: Review
[ Not Rated Yet ]

"One solution might be to keep Prabhupada's books exactly as they were published when he was present, but then to put in footnotes explaining what the editors think was really meant. In that way, everyone could be satisfied."

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