Srila Prabhupada has complained that poison has been given to him by his senior disciples.
The poisoners of Srila Prabhupada only killed his physical body, but Jayadvaita has killed Prabhupadas whole movement, by changing his books, without any authority.
Srila Prabhupada has said that the books are his life and soul. He only lived for His books. By changing them Jayadvaita has killed Prabhupadas movement, because Srila Prabhupadas (original) books are the basis.
So, Jayadvaita is the worst
demon on earth,
even worst than the poisoners of Prabhupadas body.
THE RASCAL EDITORS (Jayadvaita Swami), THEY ARE DOING HAVOC
Prabhupada: The rascal editors, they are doing havoc.
Jayadvaita - Jay Israel
Sometimes they appeal that "We can make better English," so they change
like that, just like in the case of Isopanisad. There are over a hundred changes.
So where is the need? Your words are sufficient. The potency is there. When
they change, it is something else.
Svarupa Damodara: That's actually a very dangerous mentality.
Yasoda-nandana: What is it going to be in five years? It's going to be a different book.
Prabhupada: So you... What you are going... It is very serious situation. You write one letter that "Why you have made so many changes?" And whom to write? Who will care? All rascals are there. Write to Satsvarupa that "This is the position. They are doing anything and everything at their whim." The next printing should be again to the original way.
Tamala Krsna: They should have a board of Satsvarupa and Jayadvaita.
Tamala Krsna: Those two men are both in Los Angeles now.
Prabhupada: So write them immediately that "The rascal editors, they are doing havoc, and they are being maintained by Ramesvara and party." (S.P.Conversation, "Rascal Editors,"June 22, 1977, Vrndavana)
Change of government... Just like they say, a change of theories by the rascals.
Change means rascal.
Harikesa: But as soon as a government changes...
Prabhupada: Anything change means it is the domain of rascals, pandemonium. Just like in Manu-samhita it is said that, nasyam svatantratam arhati, women should not be given independence. Once said, that is fact. If you want to change, you suffer. That's all. (S.P. Morning Walk December 14, 1975, New Delhi)
Don't make addition, alteration. Then you become rascal. Immediately you become rascal. And many times they give me very great credit that I have done wonderful. Yes, I have done wonderful. But what is the reason? Because I am not a rascal. I speak what Krsna has spoken. That's all. Very easy. Everyone can do that. Not only I. Any of you, you can do this. Simply speak what is..., what Krsna has said. That's all. Don't make addition, alteration. Then you become rascal. Immediately you become rascal. (Srimad-Bhagavatam Lecture 1.5.29 Vrndavana, August 10, 1974)
Srila Prabhupada Instructs Jayadvaita - who rejects the order of his guru
BY: MADHUDVISA DAS
Srila Prabhupada gives very specific instructions to Jayadvaita Swami in a letter (referenced at the end of this article) not to change his books, specifically Bhagavad-gita 12.12.
Jayadvaita - Jay Israel
Rejected Srila Prabhupada's
direct instruction to him
Unfortunately Jayadvaita disregarded this direct order from Srila Prabhupada and with full knowledge that Srila Prabhupada specifically ordered him not to change the verse or the purport he went ahead and changed it anyway.
One devotee noticed Jayadvaita Swami’s direct disregard for this personal instruction and questioned him as to why he went against the clear and direct order of his spiritual master. (Jayadvaita’s reply is also included at the end of this article for your reference.)
In Jayadvaita’s letter he says that Srila Prabhupada’s words “makes no sense” and are “obviously erroneous” but if this is the case then he must also change the multitude of other places where Srila Prabhupada used this so-called “erroneous” phrase that “makes no sense” to him.
I am no scholar, nor have I been trained in the ever changing materialistic and mundane laws of grammar. But I have a very strong fidelity to Srila Prabhupada. So out of curiosity I looked up how many times Srila Prabhupada used the (according to Jayadvaita – “obviously erroneous “regulated principles” — a term that makes no sense — must be forever preserved, and not revised to the usual and sensible “regulative principles,”) phrase “regulated principles” and it turns out that Prabhupada used this “obviously erroneous” term on a regular basis. In his books, classes, letters and conversations, a multitude of times.
I will now list below for your reference just a very few of the many places where Srila Prabhupada very SENSIBLY used the words "regulated principles": » more here «
Jayadvaita Swami beats up devotees
Personal witness account by Madhuvisa dasa - Mayapura dham
As far as JAS [Jayadvaita Swami] he was chasing me at mangal aroti, whenever he saw me walking around, etc. I was avoiding but finally he dragged me away and said rather roughly "I want to talk to you!" He wanted me to go to his room but I said it is nice, why not talk here in the park? He didn't like that idea but we did for a while. He was very rough demanding that he is a senior devotee. I should surrender to him and accept whatever he has done, demanding that I take down all my websites and publish widely letters apologizing to him and endorsing his versions of Srila Prabhupada's books.
All the while saying "come to my room..." So finally I did. Then, in his room, all hell broke loose. He was screaming and shouting "shithead, shithead, shithead..why don't you accept me as your authority...Take down all your websites. He was so crazy I really was very shocked. He was pounding me with his fists and kicking me and hitting the walls and kicking the furniture around all the time to the "shithead, shithead, shithead" mantra. And sometimes he would become tired and lie down on his bed to re-gather his energy.
I was just sitting there chanting Hare Krishna completely stunned. I had no idea at all that JAS was so crazy. There is no question in my mind now, he is completely insane. He is supposed to be a swami, one who is the master of his senses but his is completely out of control. He let me know in no uncertain terms that it was only because of three crazy devotees that his books were ever challenged. Kirtanananda, Hansadutta and me. He told me for years he has been trying to destroy my preaching. We saw that recently in LA. He tried to poison so many devotees against me. Yadubara and many others. But somehow his actions have not had much effect.
Ultimately I left his room, completely shocked. I could never believe he would act like this. He was still waving his arms around "shithead, shithead, shithead." Anyhow he is very afraid of Hansadutta Prabhu and by Krishna's arrangement Bhakti Charu Swami paid Hansadutta's airfare to Mayapur to give him some inspiration for the animation project he plans to start here in Mayapur. He arrived here the morning after JAS's "shithead, shithead, shithead" explosion.
Hansadutta said the first person he saw here was JAS when he saw him he looked like he had seen a ghost. JAS tried to attack Hansadutta, that he [JAS] was a BBT trustee. That is as far as he got and Hansadutta completely demolished him. So we have not seen JAS since them. How on earth can ISKCON have such crazy people in such high positions. It is insane. Hansadutta says I should have recorded it and posted it on the internet then everyone could see what sort of "swami" he is.
JAS admitted finally during the "shithead, shithead" that there was never a complete list of the changes to the Gita circulated to the devotees. Only a list of changes to the translations. He also admitted and we know it that the changes to the purports are "very extensive." And to this day the only person who is aware of these extensive changes to Prabhupada's purports is JAS. No one else has ever seen them or knows what they are or review them. He also expressed his disgust that Prabhupada's original books are being printed and distributed and said, "It's only the ritviks who are buying them."
Anyhow enough of JAS. The awards have been displayed today and there are some strange things there but they have given you the media award. Your name is listed first and three other devotees also got the same award. Yadubara Prabhu got the award for the "most exemplary grhasta" in the society. The most outstanding award to me is that they have given the award for the best literary contribution to Steven Rosen presumably for "Hidden Glory of India" that is full of bogus speculation and Hindu nonsense and does not give any credit to Srila Prabhupada for bring the Krishna Consciousness movement to the West. Rather the credit goes to Bon Maharaja, Vinoda Vani Dasi, and so many other "great souls" from the Gaudiya Math who established everything in the West and Prabhupada simply carried on what they had established and was successful only because the US changed the immigration laws in 1965 so he was able to stay there. And for this he becomes the most distinguished author in the society.
The above Email is by Madhuvisa dasa, who said,
[[ that email is already going around the devotees so I think there is no problem if you want to send it to some other devotees or post it or whatever. I do not mind. If it helps to do something about JAS that would be great.
He is a real problem. He was running "Kirtan Reform Workshops" in Mayapur. And saying many very nice thngs like we should stick to Hare Krishna and Srila Krishna Caitanya Prabhu Nityananda Sri Advaita Gadadhar Srivsadi Gaura Bhakta Vrinda and that we should not change the tune every few minutes and that we should use Prabhupada's tunes, etc. All very nice. But the catch is he is preaching that we should eliminate the Prabhupada pramams: "Nama om Vishnu padaya krsna presthaya bhutale srimate bhakti Vedanta swami iti namine. Namste sarasvate deve gaura vani pracharine nirvishesa sunyavadi paschatya desa tarine" from the Mangal-Aroti kirtans...
He says chanting the pranams to Prabhuapda is redundant. After all, according to him, that is what the samsara prayers are about anyhow? Of course if we eliminate the Prabhupada pranams that means Prabhupada will not be even mentioned at all in the Mangal-Aroti... It is impresonalism, if we are praying to the guru then which guru? The name has to be there. So if somehow devotees can wake up to his actual nature that will be a great step forward for Srila Prabhupada's movement. ]]
MADHUVISA VS JAYADVAITA
Dear Sir (Jayadvaita),
> I humbly admit I found it uncomfortable that you yelled at me so much tonight, calling me so many bad names and overall was very rough with me.
You deserved it. And more...
> We are both followers of Srila Prabhupada and we may have different opinions on some points but we should be able to meet in a gentlemanly manner.
You're twenty years my junior. You claim to be a brahmacari, and I am a sannyasi. You were initiated (if at all) ten years later than me.
[PADA: And that is why "juniors" like Madhuvisa know homosexual pedophiles are not God's successor gurus whereas "seniors" like Jayadvaita are bucket boys for the enforced cult ritualistic worship of homosexual pedophiles regime. At least JAS is the "senior" bucket boy and boot licker for the (as Sulochana said: butt buster) guru's project.]
And yet you think you're perfectly within your rights to broadcast to the whole world, "Jayadvaita Swami [is] disobeying Srila Prabhupada's direct order that he should not change a word in his books" (an order, of course, that Srila Prabhupada never gave me). And still, after publishing this and other such thoroughly rude insults, you somehow believe you're entitled to be treated "in a gentlemanly manner." Hmmm. . .
> You are asking me to apologize but I would humbly request some sort of apology from you also. You called me "shit head" so many times, I really do not think that is appropriate.
You're right. I apologize [for calling you "s...head"]. If I'd used Srila Prabhupada's language, I would have said you have cow dung for brains.
[PADA: Yes again, anyone who does not worship homosexual pedophile guru lineages is a fool, for Jayadvaita.]
> I understand you are upset about some of the things I have posted on the net, but on close examination you will find that every posting contains a significant point which we need to consider.
And lots of garbage we don't. And, by the way, you don't raise any points that BBT editors and consultants with much finer discretion than you haven't considered already....
> Just on the few changes we looked at tonight you admitted to three errors you have introduced into the new version and surely if one did a through study there would be many hundreds of new errors.
Two, if I recall. Both of them petty. And I didn't admit that I introduced them. If you'd been listening, you might have heard that I didn't know whether the errors were mine or those of a typist.
> The point of my website is to show that in so many ways the philosophy presented in your gita differers substantially from Prabhupada's original gita. And you accept that. I accept that in some cases you have recovered missing things, etc. But overall I can not personally put my faith in your gita and so many devotees feel like this.
I am not in need of your faith, sir. Put it wherever you'd like.
> But your edited gita rests on your authority. You have decided what to change and what not to change and as we saw there are so many things you could have changed, but have chosen not to, therefore it is all according to your opinion. You have decided what to change and what not to change.
Son, *every* editor decides what to change and what not to change. And your complaint seems to be that my opinions differ from yours. Your opinion is that perhaps fifty of the revisions are justified, the rest not.... Should I feel crushed? Yes, after due deliberation and consultation, I decided what to change and what not to change....
> The point I have made is this is a very dangerous
precedent for the future. We have to preserve the original teachings of Srila
Prabhupada. And the original MacMillan gita was accepted by Prabhupada, he did
not request anyone to reedit it. That is the main point. If Prabhupada wanted
his books reedited that would be a different matter.
> TKG put this exact question to Srila Prabhupada in the rascal editors conversation, "Can JAS go through and reedit the books?" and Prabhupada's conclusion was, "No, the next printing should be the original way." So that is a clear order from Srila Prabhupada NOT to reedit the books. Your interpretation of this is not honest. The original way clearly means the original way the books were printed.
Not honest? Dear Mr. Honesty: I'm sitting here in front of my VedaBase, and I'll be hog-tied if I see anywhere in that conversation, "Can JAS go through and reedit the books?" You can take your brand of honesty and shove it.
> I think you are a little unfair in so heavily criticizing the articles I have written,
I haven't criticized them heavily enough.
> Hopefully when we meet again it can be on more gentlemanly terms.
Hopefully when we meet again you will deserve it.
> I am not anything special but I am sincerely trying to serve Srila Prabhupada with all my energy and I do not really find it very comfortable if you just want to yell at me and call me names.
Oh, you're uncomfortable, are you? Dear, dear! You can dish out insults to your seniors in public, but when your seniors dish it out to you in private, you can't take it. Poor baby!
> What is the point of this? My points are valid, and you have agreed to that, you have agreed to three errors in just the few verses we looked at tonight, so I humbly submit that all the faults are not on my side. You have to admit that there are some faults on your side also then we can make some progress.
Sir, I don't have to negotiate with you. You can make progress on your own.
Hare Krsna. Yours in Srila Prabhupada's service, Jayadvaita Swami
[I have deleted some text and the bold/underline is by me - Madhudvisa dasa]
Dear Jayadvaita Swami, (Dear Dryadvaita)
Don't become Dryadvaita Svami
as many are now calling you. Is your idea to dry up all the nectar in our gurudev's
books? You were also there when our gurudev was poisoned.
I saw you crying on the final instruction video. I give you the benefit of the
doubt that those tears were not crocodile tears. You
saw how Prabhupad's hands & feet were swollen. These are symptoms of a poisoned
Some of you may still have connections to your past religions, which might say it is a good deed, a laudable act of bravery, to killeth Srila Prabhupad. Why? Because he had many "other religion" disciples whose parents were extremely upset that their children had given up worldly pursuits in favor of serving the lotus feet of some Hindu God, especially in the form of idol worship. What could be worse?
You spoke to me many things from time to time which I'd dare not repeat but please don't be a part of the dismantling of the manifest teachings of Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Svami Prabhupad. Please don't do this. Your first & foremost sisya from Holland, Kadamba Kanana Rasa-Parayana Svami thinks very highly of you but after speaking with him I found him to be chock full of misconceptions.
Literally chock full. He couldn't be learning these things from you. You used to give such nice Bhagavatam & Gita classes back in 1971. What happened? What went wrong? Peer pressure?
On the Jayadvaita issue:
by Mahavegavati Dasi
While going through that email conversation between J and Madhuvisa prabhu, I felt that Jayadvaita's answers are "typical" of his mood - puffed up, his NASTY-type slice & dice technique. I thought of how (when he was trying to "pull rank" in terms of "I am 10 years your senior IF" - as he said "if" - "you were even initiated, AND his saying, "I am a sannyasi whereas you are a brahmacari." I felt it was so OBNOXIOUS and I was DISGUSTED!
I was thinking of how Sukadev Goswami was a "junior" to all of the sages who had gathered when Maharaj Pariksit was going to leave the planet, and although Sukadev was their "junior" ALL of them offered RESPECT to Sukadev Goswami, the seat of esteem, AND, they ALL LISTENED to Sukadev Goswami speak the Srimad Bhagavatam, including Srila Vyasadev himself, who was Sukadev Goswami's father, and from whom, Sukadev had heard the Srimad Bhagavatam.
The FIRST quality of a devotee is HUMILITY. Certainly if Jayadvaita had his disagreements with Madhuvisa prabhu, he could have handled things in a MUCH MORE HUMBLE manner. I was DISGUSTED by seeing what Jayadvaita had written. It seems that some kind of demonic influence has come into the ISKCON hierarchy.
As far as "corrections" to Srila Prabhupada's books go, SO MANY people became devotees while Srila Prabhupada was on the planet despite whatever so-called "mistakes" in the books, and there is that verse, tad vag visargo... which covers for this.
I received the following email from one devotee. Please note what this prabhu has said concerning Jayadvaita's recommentation to the GBC that Srila Prabhupada's pranam mantra NOT be chanted in the Mangal Arotike. (When I first heard that through several emails, I couldn't believe it, and I tried to contact different devotees to find out if it was true. I don't want to give any names, but one devotee connected with the ITS A CON "higher-ups" who I spoke to the other day over the telephone, told me that this was indeed a motion that got brought up, and AMAZINGLY - just see HOW DULLED OVER SENIOR devotees have become - when I expressed my shock, this devotee chastised me and SUPPORTED the proposition, (that Jayadvaita is right; that it is "not necessary to chant Srila Prabhupada's pranam mantra because...). I just figured that with something like this, it has made itself MOST OBVIOUS the situation and SAD state of affairs of Mayavadi ITSGON. (Step on the Guru's head and...) I keep thinking that maybe this is like a Sisupala situation: Krsna is counting and when the offenses reach a certain count...THEN...
Here is that email: PLEASE NOTE THIS DEVOTEE'S MENTION OF WHAT Naranarayan told.
--- .net> wrote:
> Dear Mahavegavati prabhuji,
In case you haven't seen it yet on www.adi-vani.org, following is Jayadvaita's response to Madhuvisa after Madhuvisa exposed his atrocious behavior in Mayapur. JAS sounds so cold-hearted and puffed up, not at all like a blissful, kind-hearted Vaisnava.
PLEASE NOTE THIS HERE:
Also, Naranarayan told me he saw Jayadvaita recently and spoke to him about the pranam mantras for Prabhuapda during mangal arati. At first Jayadvaita said he had been misquoted. But then Jayadvaita repeated to Naranarayan that the pranam mantras to Prabhupada are not necessary at mangal arati, that it should be optional. He said that just because we have always chanted them doesn't mean it's the proper standard. He said that Prabhupada often didn't chant any pranam mantras after singing the Samsara prayers. That may be true but, first of all, Prabhupada never chanted HIS OWN pranam mantras during kirtan, that is up to us to do that... Does anybody do that anymore? Do they even have evening kirtan anymore? It was always the standard under Prabhupada that everyone was required to attend morning and evening class and kirtan. Last I heard, hardly anyone attends either these days. To tell you the truth, prabhuji, I get the impression that these people like Jayadvaita have become so demonic that they cannot even bring themselves to utter the name of Srila Prabhupada. They do not want Srila Prabhupada in their organization anymore, so Krishna is taking away their ability to even utter His Divine Grace's name.
> Haribol, XXX d
May we somehow attain the mercy of Srila Prabhupada and that of Sri Krsna.
I remain your servant,
It's well known among ISKCON devotees that the new "Revised and Enlarged" version of Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavad-gita As It Is is very different from Srila Prabhupada's original book. Jayadvaita Swami says in a note in the new revised & enlarged version (1983 printing):
"...the Sanskrit editors where by now accomplished scholars. And now they were able to see their way through perplexities in the manuscript by consulting the same Sanskrit commentaries Srila Prabhupada consulted when writing Bhagavad-gita As It Is." (from A Note About the Second Edition, 1986 printing)
The BBT editors may think they are very great scholars, qualified to go back to the original scriptures and "correct" Srila Prabhupada's translations... But Srila Prabhupada didn't have so much faith in his "Sanskrit Scholar" disciples...
"...a little learning is dangerous, especially for the Westerners. I am practically seeing that as soon as they begin to learn a little Sanskrit immediately they feel that they have become more than their guru and then the policy is kill guru and be killed himself." (from a letter to Dixit das on 18 Sep 1976)
There are some typographical errors in the 1972 printing, and if Jayadvaita had simply corrected the obvious typos no one would have been at all concerned.
The problem is Jayadvaita did not just correct the typographical errors. He has also changed so many things. There are thousands of changes which are completely unnecessary, change for the sake of change. Most of the changes make no significant improvement to the book. However these changes alter whole "feel" and style of the book and many devotees do not like the new "style."
Among his more than 5,000 changes to Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavad-gita As It Is there are many major changes to the meaning of the text in the original book amid thousands of petty changes which apparently do not change the meaning...
There are hundreds of changes that completely alter the meaning of what Srila Prabhupada says in the original book, and which he confirmed while giving his classes and hearing the book read by devotees...
To give some idea of the changes we have collected 108 of them. This is by no means a complete list. There are hundreds more similar changes that COMPLETELY alter the meaning of the text in Srila Prabhupada's book, but these 108 changes will give us a small insight as to how different Jayadvaita's Bhagavad-gita is from Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavad-gita As It Is.
I guarantee if you take a little time to carefully go through this paper you will be surprised and shocked to see the GBC could allow such meddling with Srila Prabhupada's books...
These 108 changes are just a few examples we have picked out to illustrate the point that Jayadvaita's "New, Revised and Enlarged" Bhagavad-gita, in many, many cases, is completely different in the message it presents to Srila Prabhupada's book. It's NOT, NOT, NOT at all the same message one gets by reading Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavad-gita As It Is! It's a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT BOOK.
Srila Prabhupada completely approved of his original Bhagavad-gita As It Is , he read it himself daily and gave his classes from it. He certainly did not give ANYONE the AUTHORITY to "revise and enlarge" it.
...they can achieve real happiness only if they consult Krsna, or the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam--which constitute the science of Krsna--or the bona fide representative of Krsna, the man in Krsna consciousness.
...they can achieve real happiness only if they consult Krsna, or the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam--which constitute the science of Krsna--through the bona fide representative of Krsna, the man in Krsna consciousness.
(1) It's only one word changed, but what a difference! In Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavad-gita we can understand Krsna by reading the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam, after all the books are not different from Krsna!! But Jayadvaita has adjusted everything for us...
...The body itself is unimportant. Arjuna was advised to fight and to sacrifice the material body for the cause of religion.
...The body itself is unimportant. Arjuna was advised to fight and not sacrifice the cause of religion for material, bodily considerations.
(2) Arjuna WAS advised by Krsna to "sacrifice the material body for the cause of religion..." But one would never know that by reading Jayadvaita's version. This is typical of his word juggling. He uses the same words as in the original book but moves them around to get a completely different meaning...
It is said that the soul is invisible, inconceivable, immutable and unchangeable. Knowing this, you should not grieve for the body.
It is said that the soul is invisible, inconceivable and immutable. Knowing this, you should not grieve for the body.
(3) One would never know the soul is unchangeable by reading Jayadvaita's book...
O descendant of Bharata, he who dwells in the body is eternal and can never be slain. Therefore you need not grieve for any creature.
O descendant of Bharata, he who dwells in the body can never be slain. Therefore you need not grieve for any living being.
(4) If one removes "is eternal" [perhaps by studying the original sanskrit to "correct" Srila Prabhupada's translation] it is NOT the same thing as the book Srila Prabhupada personally read from daily and gave all his classes from. Is it? Why didn't Jayadvaita Swami listen to Srila Prabhupada's classes?
"O descendant of Bharata, he who dwells in the body is eternal and can never be slain. Therefore you need not grieve for any creature."
Prabhupada: Dehi nityam avadhyo 'yam dehe sarvasya bharata. Dehe, dehe means body, within the body. This topic began, dehino 'smin yatha dehe kaumaram yauvanam jara. Deha, dehi. Dehi means one who possesses the body. Just like guni. Asthate in prata. The grammatical. Guna, in, deha, in, in prata. Dehin sabda. So the nominative case of dehin sabda is dehi. Dehi nityam, eternal. In so many ways, Krsna has explained. Nityam, eternal. Indestructible, immutable. It does not take birth, it does not die, it is always, constantly the same. Na hanyate hanyamane sarire. In this way, again he says nityam, eternal. (730831BG.LON)
But Jayadvaita has "intelligently" removed "eternal" form his translation of this verse!
...Discharging one's specific duty in any field of action in accordance with varnasrama-dharma serves to elevate one to a higher status of life.
...Discharging one's specific duty in any field of action in accordance with the orders of higher authorities serves to elevate one to a higher status of life.
(5) Why bother with varnasrama-dharma? How can one make spiritual advancement by following varnasrama-dharma? No. One has to surrender to the ISKCON authorities...
If someone gives up self-gratificatory pursuits and works in Krsna consciousness and then falls down on account of not completing his work, what loss is there on his part?
If someone gives up his occupational duties and works in Krsna consciousness and then falls down on account of not completing his work, what loss is there on his part?
(6) Is it really the same thing to give up "self-gratificartory pursuits" and to give up "occupational duties?"
Be steadfast in yoga, O Arjuna. Perform your duty and abandon all attachment to success or failure. Such evenness of mind is called yoga.
Perform your duty equipoised, O Arjuna, abandoning all attachment to success or failure. Such equanimity is called yoga.
(7) Just see! We get absolutely no hint at all from Jayadvaita Swami's translation that a devotee is "steadfast in yoga" or a devotee has any "evenness of mind." However, when Tamala Krsna read the verse to Srila Prabhupada in 1968 (681216BG.LA) Prabhupada had this to say:
Tamala Krsna: "Be steadfast in your duty, O Arjuna, and abandon all attachment to success or failure. Such evenness of mind is called yoga."
Prabhupada: This is the explanation of yoga, evenness of mind. Yoga-samatvam ucyate. If you work for Krsna, then there is no cause of lamentation or jubilation. Jubilation is there because you are working for Krsna, but there is no cause of lamentation. Yoga-sthah kuru karmani, yogah karmasu kausalam. That is the secret of activities, how you can very diligently work at the same time you are not entangled with the actions. That is the secret. Go on.
Srila Prabhupada very clearly accepts the translation As It Is!!! He does not say "It's wrong! Please get Jayadvaita Swami to change it..."
Not only does Srila Prabhupada accept the translation As It Is, he says "This is the explanation of yoga, evenness of mind." And Jayadvaita Swami has completely deleted it!!!
O Dhananjaya, rid yourself of all fruitive activities by devotional service, and surrender fully to that consciousness. Those who want to enjoy the fruits of their work are misers.
O Dhananjaya, keep all abominable activities far distant by devotional service, and in that consciousness surrender unto the Lord. Those who want to enjoy the fruits of their work are misers.
(8) Here the emphasis has been taken off "freeing oneself from all fruitive activities." Also the the meaning of surrender has been changed... Anyhow it's different from the translation clearly accepted by Srila Prabhupada in his physical presence.
The wise, engaged in devotional service take refuge in the Lord and free themselves from the cycle of birth and death by renouncing the fruits of action in the material world. In this way they can attain that state beyond all miseries.
By thus engaging in devotional service to the Lord, great sages or devotees free themselves from the results of work in the material world. In this way they become free from the cycle of birth and death and attain the state beyond all miseries [by going back to Godhead].
(9) Krishna! It's difficult to work out what Jayadvaita is trying to do here! The original translation is so perfectly clear and obvious. After reading it there's no doubt what it says... "The wise, engaged in devotional service take refuge in the Lord and free themselves from the cycle of birth and death by renouncing the fruits of action in the material world. In this way they can attain that state beyond all miseries." What's wrong with that? It's perfect! When we read Jayadvaita's translation it's not at all clear... And the meaning is completely different from the one personally approved by Srila Prabhupada!
Here Jayadvaita Swami has covered up the point that devotees renounce the fruits of action. He doesn't seem to like this point and often obscures it, but it's a basic cornerstone of Krsna Consciousness... Whatever fruits our actions produce are not ours! They're Krsna's and should be used in Krsna's service. That's renouncing the fruits of our actions, we don't enjoy them ourselves, we use them for Krsna's enjoyment...
So what did Srila Prabhupada think about the original translation? Did he ask Jayadvaita to change it?
Tamala Krsna: "The wise, engaged in devotional service, take refuge in the Lord and free themselves from the cycle of birth and death by renouncing the fruits of action in the material world."
Prabhupada: Yes. There is purport?
Tamala Krsna: No. There's a little more to that sloka.
Prabhupada: All right. Finish.
Tamala Krsna: "In this way they can attain that state beyond all miseries."
Prabhupada: Read it again.
Tamala Krsna: "The wise, engaged in devotional service, take refuge in the Lord and free themselves from the cycle of birth and death by renouncing the fruits of action in the material world. In this way they can attain that state beyond all miseries."
Prabhupada: How easy it is. You take to Krsna consciousness, you act in Krsna consciousness, you overcome the cycle of birth and death. And as soon as you overcome the cycle of birth and death, you overcome all miseries. Because birth and death means this material body. The living entity, spirit soul, has no birth and death. And anyone who possesses this material body has to undergo the threefold miseries of the material world. A similar passage is there in the Srimad-Bhagavatam. The other day, as I was speaking to you, nunam pramattah kurute vikarma. All these people, they are acting in a way which they ought not to have done. Nunam pramattah. But they are acting as madmen. Why? Yad indriya-pritaya, for satisfaction of the senses. Nunam pramattah kurute vikarma yad indriya-pritaya aprnoti na sadhu manye. This is not good. Because he does not know that he has achieved this material body by working in that way in his previous life. Again he is working in that way. So he'll have to accept again this material body, therefore he's miser. He's not properly utilizing. Go on.
So it's obvious Srila Prabhupada approved of, accepted and fully authorized the original translation! He had Tamala Krsna read it and agreed, "Yes, there is purport?" Then he had Tamala read it again, "How easy it is..." There is absolutely no hint Srila Prabhupada even considered anyone would dare to change the translation he personally heard twice here and completely agreed with and approved of...[99 more changes to come in Part 2 next week...]
envious infintile clerk like editing of Prabhupada's Gita
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SRILA PRABHUPADA REVISED R I D I C U L O U S !