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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."


Daily Devotions: " ... vibration will help us ..."
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Devotee: I have though of doing Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatiís Brahma-samhita. Do you think we could serialize it maybe in three or four Back to Godheads? Or could we print it ourselves in a little pamphlet? Or which do you think would be better?

Prabhupada: If you publish it in Back to Godhead, then by portion, three or four pages. When the articles will be sorted, first Guru Maharaja Bhaktisiddhantaís, then mine. If you write something from Bhaktivinoda Thakura, that should be first. We offer our respect first to our own spiritual master, then his spiritual master, then his spiritual master. But when putting articles, it should be the opposite. First Bhaktivinoda, then Bhaktisiddhanta, then me, then my disciples, like that.

Devotee: Why donít you write some purports to Brahma-samhita? Some of us have difficulty understanding Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati.

Prabhupada: Yes. If I get time... My time is very limited. So even there is difficulty, let them read over and over and again. Then they will understand. Why should we change it? Let it be presented as Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati has given. Then donít give more than one or two pages at a time. Their brain will be puzzled. (laughter) Yes. When Guru Maharaja was speaking, at least my brain was puzzled. (laughter) Even he would speak in Bengali, it was very difficult to understand. He was speaking from a very, very high platform. But I wanted to hear him. Thatís all. Even I did not understand it. That he appreciated, (laughs) that "This boy does not go away. He hears." Actually that was my position. In the beginning I could not understand what he was speaking, but I wanted to hear him. Thatís all. I was very much anxious to hear him. That he marked. And he was kindly pleased on me, that "He wants to hear. He does not go away." That was my policy, that "let me hear. Even I do not understand, let me hear." Thatís all. Yes. Actually I did not understand in the beginning what he was speaking. So Bhaktisiddhanta's writing is not very easy to understand. But we should try, read and read again, and simply that vibration will help us. Thatís all. It is transcendental vibration, not that everyone will understand. But if you simply give aural reception to the vibration, that will make him advanced, not exactly that anyone has to understand it. Just like a man is sleeping and somebody is calling him. In his sleeping condition he does not understand. By calling, calling, calling, he gets up because that vibration is there. Not that in his sleeping condition he is understanding what is this sound. So similarly, we should give reception to the transcendental vibrations made by Krsna and His bona fide representatives. That will make us awakened. Not that we understand everything.

-- Room conversation Dec.24, 1969 in Boston.

I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, whose glory ever triumphantly dominates the mundane world by the activity of His own pastimes, being reflected in the mind of recollecting souls as the transcendental entity of ever-blissful cognitive rasa.

-- Brahma-samhita, text 42.

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