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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! - Mandapa Prabhu
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Letter of Support

Jayadvaita Swami's recent response to Gupta das regarding the vast number of changes to the 1972 BG edition is misleading, and the whole matter has been going on like this for years.


The maharaja has given his usual detailed reasons, but neglects to explain that many of the changes are to put things "in his better way". He obviously feels that to "improve" on his guru's words is his perogative.


These changes are very disturbing and dramatically alter Prabhupada's glorious and vastly fruitful work. Besides, he has not proved his case that he was authorised to do so.


The following quote comes to mind, although it was not directed at JS:


Srila Prabhupada: "Why do they think? If I have written one book, my words are my meaning. Why you should give meaning? I shall kick on your face.  What right you have got?  You write another book.  Why should you take my book and give your meaning? What is this?"  Morning walk conversation, May 10, 1975, Perth.


Your servant,


Mandapa das

Feb 25, 2003

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