The BBT should not change the books! That is clear.
"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)
The BBT editors are changing Srila Prabhupada's books, not just editing. But changing is dangerous.
Srila Prabhupada: "It is starting. What can I do? These cannot... These rascals cannot be educated. Dangerous. Little learning, dangerous. So how to correct? (...)."
Srila Prabhupada: "Hm. He's a dangerous, who maintains these rascal with this work. He'll always have questions and alteration. That is his business. That is American business. They take that always. What can I do? Ultimate, it goes for editorial. They make changes, such changes." (Conversation, "Rascal Editors," and Morning Talk Vrndavana, June 22, 1977)
Mar 14, 2003