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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! - M. Lilakatha devi devi Prabhu
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Added: 03/09/2003
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Letter of Support

Please accept my humble obeissances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.


First, please excuse my English as French is my first language.


As far as I can tell by the result, the book changes didn't bring more devotees than what we had in the earlier days. I don't think any one can be on a platform to decide that Srila Prabhupada was wrong in words or action.  He read his own books so many times and never changed them. 


So why do we, as his own devotees, would think of having mastered the mind of the pure devotee and think that we are good enough to change even one word of what He wrote!


Milk touch by the lips of a serpent is as poisonous as the bite of the snake. To read the changed version for me is just approving of all the injustices done by Iskcon to women, youth and followers by those supposed to be good enough to change the words of my spiritual master. I wasn't born of the last rain either! I see the reactions for that change as the Iskcon lawsuit for physical and mental abuse on women, men and children. The loss of temples will also follow ... has already started.  Easy to predict for me. Their pride is the price of what they did. 


The books should just be Srila Prabhupada's original. I'm sorry if I'm strongly opposing and crying for the money invested in the second version but you waisted Srila Prabhupada's energy and the price is your karma.  If I don't want it mine, I will oppose to this new version.


Thank you very much and I do mean what I said.


Your servant,


M. Lilakatha devi dasi

Mar 9, 2003


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  Article Comments   Add Comment | View All (2)
Poster: Radha Dasi
Added: -0/3-/2006

Exactly! I love the way M. Lilakatha Prabhu has expressed herself in this article and I agree with her conclusions. Changing Srila Prabhupada's books is just shameful.
Poster: Gaura Sundara Das
Added: -0/8-/2005

El Srimad Bhab. Narada Muni comenta: estos versos aunque compuestos de manera imperfecta los oyen los cantan y los aceptan los hombres purificados que son completamente honestos.

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