Video FAQ

BBT editors and directors and other devotees dedicated to Srila Prabhupada's BBT answer questions about the editing of Srila Prabhupada's books.

Arsa-prayoga
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See video Do you think Śrīla Prabhupāda is pleased with the second edition of Bhagavad-gita? Vaisesika dasa 2009-05-10 20:46
See video Shouldn’t we just be faithful and loyal to Śrīla Prabhupāda? Sacinandana Swami 2009-05-10 20:40
See video What is the principle of arsa-prayoga? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-10 20:34
See video Why do mistakes have to be fixed at all? Bhima dasa 2009-05-10 20:36
Authorization
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See video Didn’t Śrīla Prabhupāda sign off on all the editing? Hari-sauri dasa 2009-05-10 20:31
See video Does the BBT have the authority for posthumous corrections? Dravida dasa 2009-05-12 17:26
See video On what authority did Jayadvaita Swami re-edit the Gita? Svavasa dasa 2009-05-09 21:30
See video On what authority is the BBT changing the books? Bhima dasa 2009-05-09 21:31
See video What did Śrīla Prabhupāda want from his editors? Naresvara dasa 2009-05-09 21:38
See video Why did Śrīla Prabhupāda not catch the mistakes in the Krishna Book and Bhagavad-gita? Gopiparanadhana dasa 2009-05-10 20:29
See video You know Srila Prabhupada was opposed to changes. Why change? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-09 21:36
Bhagavad-gita
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See video Bhagavad-gita manuscripts - the first 6 chapters Jayadvaita Swami 2009-09-15 15:27
See video Bhagavad-gita manuscripts - the last 6 chapters Jayadvaita Swami 2009-09-15 15:26
See video Bhagavad-gita manuscripts - the middle 6 chapters Jayadvaita Swami 2009-09-15 15:24
See video How to tell one snake from another Jayadvaita Swami 2009-09-29 07:48
See video Srila Prabhupada's Sources Jayadvaita Swami 2009-09-24 16:54
Caitanya-Caritamrita
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See video Did you leave any errors in the Caitanya-caritamrita? Dravida dasa 2009-05-16 13:33
See video Have you possibly made mistakes in the 2nd edition of the Caitanya-caritamrita? Dravida dasa 2009-05-16 13:38
See video What is your impression of the Caitanya-caritamrita corrections? Vedavyasa dasa 2009-05-16 13:52
See video Why did you re-edit the Caitanya-caritamrita? Dravida dasa 2009-05-16 13:59
See video Will you document all the corrections made in the Caitanya-caritamrita? Dravida dasa 2009-05-16 14:01
Footnotes
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See video Are comments in footnotes a good solution? Naresvara dasa 2009-05-12 17:54
See video Should the changes be explained in footnotes? Hari-sauri dasa 2009-05-12 17:52
Future Editing
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See video Do you still find errors in the Bhagavad-gita? Dravida dasa 2009-05-16 13:20
See video How would you define the BBT’s role and editorial responsibility? Sacinandana Swami 2009-05-16 13:29
See video Is the BBT planning to re-edit other books? Dravida dasa 2009-05-16 13:27
See video Should the BBT continue fixing editorial mistakes? Kaustubha dasa 2009-05-16 13:16
See video Should the BBT stop the editing and freeze the books? Vaisesika dasa 2009-05-16 13:18
GBC
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See video Did the GBC ever approve the changes? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-09 21:50
See video Many changes you have never revealed. Why the secrecy? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-09 21:52
See video Some say the GBC wasn’t aware of the extent of the changes. Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-09 21:48
Hayagriva
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See video Doesn’t the first edition reflect the magic between Śrīla Prabhupāda and Hayagrīva Prabhu? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-09 21:40
See video Shouldn’t we just leave intact what Hayagriva did? Dravida dasa 2009-05-09 21:46
History
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See video Has every word in the books been approved by Prabhupada? Kesava Bharati dasa Goswami 2009-05-09 21:21
See video Shouldn’t we just leave intact what Hayagriva did? Dravida dasa 2009-05-09 21:46
See video Was Srila Prabhupada completely pleased with the Macmillan edition? Vaisesika dasa 2009-05-09 21:28
See video What got you started on revising Srila Prabhupada’s Gita? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-09 21:17
See video What was the overriding principle in your revision of Bhagavad-gita? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-09 21:18
See video Why did you undertake a second edition of Bhagavad-gita? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-09 21:27
See video Why didn’t you get it right the first time? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-09 21:20
See video You re-edited the 1st Canto. What did you do? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-09 21:23
Meanings
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See video Do you have a problem with the change in 4.34? Vaisesika dasa 2009-05-12 17:49
See video Do you think it was legitimate to change “He has seen the truth”? Svavasa dasa 2009-05-12 17:46
See video Haven’t some changes completely altered the meaning? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-12 17:44
See video What was the need for you to reinterpret Śrīla Prabhupāda’s texts? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-12 17:43
See video Why did you add to the purport of 4.34? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-12 17:50
See video Why did you change “he has seen the truth”? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-12 17:47
See video Why did you change “The Blessed Lord said”? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-12 17:48
See video Why did you change “Visnu form” to “Visnu platform”? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-12 17:51
See video Why do some changes seriously alter the meaning? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-12 17:42
Miscellany
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See video Aren't Śrīla Prabhupāda’s dictation tapes still available? Hari-sauri dasa 2009-05-16 13:30
See video How did Kunti end up in the Gita praying from Sri Isopanisad? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-16 13:46
See video Śrīla Prabhupāda’s original title for the book was Geetopanisad? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-16 13:49
See video What if all such editing would be done to the Constitution? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-16 13:51
Need
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See video Why edit a book that has already been edited and approved? Gopiparanadhana dasa 2009-05-10 20:10
Personal
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See video Does it make you unhappy that your editing of Bhagavad-gita is criticized? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-16 13:35
See video Many critics don’t seem able to cite examples of changes they disagree with. Have you found this too? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-16 13:50
See video So, aren’t you getting tired of the criticism? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-16 13:47
See video Which edition of the Gita do you consider closer to Śrīla Prabhupāda's intent? Kesava Bharati dasa Goswami 2009-05-16 13:55
See video Which editions do you think the devotees should distribute? Bhima dasa 2009-05-16 13:56
Posthumous
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See video Didn't you have doubts about posthumous editing? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-12 17:31
See video Is it appropriate to edit Śrīla Prabhupāda's books after his departure? Gopiparanadhana dasa 2009-05-12 17:30
See video There's an argument that the new edition of the Gita is without potency. Hari-sauri dasa 2009-05-12 17:29
See video What are the emotional reactions to the posthumous editing of Srila Prabhupada's books? Vaisesika dasa 2009-05-12 17:32
Potency
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See video Doesn't the editing interfere with the potency? Kaustubha dasa 2009-05-12 17:40
See video Don't you lose Śrīla Prabhupāda's potency by refining the text? Nagaraja dasa 2009-05-12 17:38
See video In the new edition of the Gita, is Śrīla Prabhupāda still present? Svavasa dasa 2009-05-12 17:37
See video Is it true the second edition of the Gita has no potency? Hari-sauri dasa 2009-05-12 17:41
See video The critics say there's no potency in the re-edited Gita? Bhima dasa 2009-05-12 17:41
Srila Prabhupada
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See video Why did Śrīla Prabhupāda not complain about mistakes during classes? Gopiparanadhana dasa 2009-05-10 20:20
Srimad-Bhagavatam
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See video Diseased or deceased Jayadvaita Swami 2013-09-11 09:25
Style
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See video It seems Śrīla Prabhupāda's poetic style got lost? Bhima dasa 2009-05-05 17:11
See video Why edit for style and thus introduce a new voice? Gopiparanadhana dasa 2009-05-10 21:03
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
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See video What’s going on with Teachings of Lord Caitanya? Dravida dasa 2009-05-16 13:53
Unnecessary
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See video Can you give an example of a change that has unnecessarily become a major issue? Vedavyasa dasa 2009-05-12 17:23
See video Cleansing phobia or cleansing mania? Krsna Ksetra dasa 2009-05-12 17:16
See video If an editor makes stylistic changes, does the book lose its potency? Vedavyasa dasa 2009-05-10 21:00
See video It seems Śrīla Prabhupāda’s poetic style got lost? Bhima dasa 2009-05-12 17:26
See video The revised Gita has more than 5,000 changes. Why so many? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-10 21:05
See video When something in the book makes sense, why change it? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-12 17:25
See video Why all those other changes? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-10 21:02
See video Why change a purport that makes perfect sense? Jayadvaita Swami 2009-05-12 17:21
See video Why not just fix the obvious mistakes? Dravida dasa 2009-05-10 20:58