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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! - Balavanta dasa
Author: Balavanta dasa
Added: 03/01/2003
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VOICES! letter dated Feb 18, 2003

When the GBC originally took up this issue, many of us opposed allowing the BBT to re-edit Srila Prabhupada's books.  The vote was close but the majority agreed to allow some editing although I don't believe anyone knew the extent to which it would be taken.  The idea was that only minor corrections to more closely conform to the tapes and gramatical corrections would be made. 
However, in reading the edited versions, I see that much more was done than the GBC discussed and meant to authorize. 
Under the circumstances, the spiritual solution is to return to the original books used in the physical presence of Srila Prabhupada.  This solution is manifestly obvious, and I just can't understand why there is so much resistance from the current GBC.
Your servant,
Balavanta das
[Ed. Note: This letter appears in the VOICES! forum, which is now active.  Please click on  Additional letters from Readers are welcome.  Please be patient for posting as there has been a backlog. Thank you.]

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