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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."


 

 
 
 

Recent Articles
 
We Don't Allow Any Literature Not Given by Liberated Soul
Author: Mahesh dasa
Added: 04/11/2008
Type: Summary
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The difference between Srila Prabhupada's books and other so-called gurus' (conditioned souls) writing is Srila Prabhupada's instruction was coming directly from Krsna. This is the transcendental platform.

Who's Counting? 541 Verses Changed
Author: Krsna Krpa Dasi
Added: 10/24/2007
Type: Summary
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How many Bhagavad-gita As It Is verses were changed in the 1983 revised edition? Over three-fourths of them, 77% or 541 verses were changed out of 700 total.

Rascal Editors
Author: Staff Contributor
Added: 10/20/2007
Type: Summary
[ Not Rated Yet ]

Famous conversation in which Srila Prabhupada clearly articulates his view and instructions regarding editorial changes to his books.

The 1974 TLC
Author: Alex J.
Added: 10/20/2007
Type: Summary
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Things seemed to running in such a way that it was possible for editors to make changes to Srila Prabhupada's books, and then to have those changed books published, without informing Srila Prabhupada.

Teachings of Lord Chaitanya
Author: Srimad Bhagavatam Das
Added: 10/20/2007
Type: Summary
[ Not Rated Yet ]

Practically the whole TLC was re-written. All the changes are small ones. The problem is that there are so many of them and that they are not at all beneficial.

Too Much Editorial Work
Author: Staff Contributor
Added: 10/20/2007
Type: Summary
[ Not Rated Yet ]

I also do not like too much editorial work. This too much editorial work on Gitopanisad has created some misunderstanding between the editorial staffs. - Srila Prabhupada

Another Proof For No Change
Author: Damaghosa Das
Added: 10/14/2007
Type: Summary
[ Not Rated Yet ]

Prabhupada: "... As it is, you translate. Don't make any change. Then it will be all right. ..."

Reviving Book Distribution
Author: Gadadhara Das
Added: 10/04/2007
Type: Review
[ Not Rated Yet ]

Back in 1975, ISKCON was printing and distributing one million copies of Back to Godhead per month. Then things changed. Our humble attempt is to revive, reform, re-establish what we can do.

Book Changes and BBT Oversight
Author: Gadadhara Das
Added: 09/23/2007
Type: Summary
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. . . when and where did Srila Prabhupada give anyone the order to go back to “original transcripts and the dictation tapes” and revise all books, verse by verse?

Changes to Bhagavad-gita As It Is
Author: Krsna Dasa
Added: 09/18/2007
Type: Summary
[ Not Rated Yet ]

But the added problem as shown above is that not one change has been shown to be an improvement.


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