Randy: Thank you so much for putting this together. The manuscript of Bhagavad-gita As It Is. Jayadvaita Swami which he uses to justify the BBT changes to Srila Prabhuapda’s Gita. As I have noted elsewhere ISKCON’s New Gita Closer to the Manuscript? The manuscript is presented as .
Adobe PDF viewer which can be downloaded free of charge from www. Jayadvaita Swami has had plenty of opportunities to publish these but hasn’t done so. It will be interesting to know what he has to say about this. Thanks so much for posting this nectar. I assume the masters for chapters 14, 17 and 18 are missing, right? The manuscripts for chapters 14, 17 and 18 are apparently lost, missing, they no longer exist. Jayadviata Swami revised Srila Prabhupada’s Gita.
The Gita was a popular work whose reciters would inevitably conform to changes in language and style”, and metrical experiments in various forms. I need your guidance on how to proceed now. But there exists Another, and on their relation to the practice of yoga. All very interesting, bhagavatam but also throughout the whole Bhagavatam and in Mahabharata and the Puranas and Upanisads. Permeating the three worlds, i am extremely thankful for the PDF available for download.
There is no manuscript available for these chapters. It is an early draft of the book. Srila Prabhupada personally worked on this early draft with Haryagriva to produce the actual manuscript which was presented to Macmillan for printing. And that is almost identical to Srila Prabhupada’s original Macmillan Gita. Chant Hare Krishna and be happy! What about the original dictation tapes ?
For the first 6 or so chapters Srila Prabhupada typed the manuscript himself so we have the typed pages from Prabhupada himself, therefore there are no dictation tapes for that. After that Prabhupada started dictating onto tape but as soon as the tapes were transcribed the tapes were apparently used again, recorded over, so as far as we are aware no dictation tapes exist for the Bhagavad gita. I am so very glad that the Original Version of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad Gita As It Is has been made available. When I found out the post-1978 material was changed and edited, I had to discard it. I now own the original edition and must say it is so wonderful to read what Prabhupada actually had to say rather than read what others deemed he was meaning. Prabhupada personally worked on this early draft with Haryagriva to produce the actual manuscript which was presented to Macmillan for printing. It is very good to hear from you Prabhu.
It is not the manuscript that was submitted to the printers but more like the original transcription of Prabhupada’s dictation tapes and I am sure a lot of work went into refining this into the actual manuscript which was finally presented to the printers which as you testify was practically the same as the printed book obviously. And even Prabhupada and Hayagriva worked together on the Gita manuscripts for two months or more in San Francisco. Dear Ajit Krishna Prabhu, I cannot agree with you more! What JAS has is a draft.
I can not believe that any one in their right mind will accept such insanity as Jayadvaita is proposing. You are a very brave and honest brahmana. I can only think Srila Prabhupada is VERY pleased with your work. I posted on one of your threads about how to get the original books and i will await your reply , i also wanted to know if there is any way that i can verify the authenticity of the books written by our beloved spiritual master when i am purchasing them. In Jaipur the ISKCON devotees in the temple there should be completely aware of the situation with the changes to Prabhupada’s books and should be able to provide you with the original 1972 edition of Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is printed by the Indian BBT and all the other original Prabhupada books printed by Krishna Books Inc. They are all printed in India and should all be available at the ISKCON Jayapur temple. I’ve been looking at your site and reviewing some of their items, all very interesting, indeed.