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Dharini Devi Dasi (ACBSP): The Mystery of the Fear of Editing

Over the years, some opinions against the Bhagavad-gita revisions have been well reasoned and may have some merit, such as perhaps a reduced poetic flow in the verses. However, I believe that too many opinions and articles arguing against the changes rest on a fear-based premise. The fear is that any editing jeopardizes the original meaning. Emotions run high as we envision treasures in Srila Prabhupada's legacy pillaged by BBT editors and lost forever to humankind, much like the looting of the National Iraqi Museum during the US invasion.

David Crick: Tolkien and the Gita As It Is--“Rings” and Parallels

I think the readers of the Gita Changes web site will find the following article insightful:


The above article details changes/errors/corrections made during the editing and publishing of The Lord of the Rings books during Tolkien's lifetime.

Furthermore (since then), to mark the 50th Anniversary of the publishing, Christopher Tolkien and others have released a revised edition of Lord of the Rings, which includes:

Brahmatirtha Dasa (ACBSP): Don’t let errors distract from Srila Prabhupada’s message

I am delighted that the BBT is determined to correct Srila Prabhupada's books to glorify him more by not letting typos, transcription errors, etc., distract from Srila Prabhupada's message. When I first met Srila Prabhupada, I often had to have him or his secretary repeat his words to me, since I could not always understand his accent or British English vocabulary. I am sure the young devotees preparing the first editions of his books had the same problem. I truly find the corrected editions an improvement and am delighted to see this clear and transparent explanation by the BBT. 

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