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BBT Misleads Devotees with Changed Books


I am inspired to submit a short statement about the new CC’s just as an alert to devotees who want to buy or distribute them.

I recently purchased the new 9 vol. compact set of CC’s ($99) from BBT. I received them yesterday and am unhappily returning them.

On looking at the first volume, after reading the Forward, there was a small footnote saying that this printing is revised from the original edition. I am interested in the original edition. There was no mention in the ads that I’ve seen that these are the revised editions. Also, out of honesty, I think the BBT should note on the title page that these are revised editions. No where on the front or back of the title page is this noted. Any published book has this information prominently displayed on the title or verso page — not hidden in a footnote at the end of the Forward. How many people are going to see this? What’s also disturbing is that it says on the title page “with the original Bengali text, roman transliteration, English equivalents, translations and elaborate purports.” This is mis-leading, text has been changed by the editor’s admission on page xviii in a note. My request is that at least in the ads for the CC’s, it should be mentioned that this is the revised edition. Interestingly enough, there is no where that I know of where you can find the changes that were made to the CC like you can with the revised BG.

I’m not here to debate about revising Prabhupada’s words, though you can probably guess what I think. I’m just asking the BBT to be up front about what they’re doing so devotees have a choice. I’ve also sent a note to the BBT and to re-consider the ads and revised edition note. Thank you.


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2 Responses to BBT Misleads Devotees with Changed Books

  1. Chetan says:

    Hare Krsna

    BBT has to stop publishing revised version of books which were written by Srila Prabhupada…

    Something has to be done to stop this revised addition…or else it will spread all over the world…

    Hope something would be done soon for the sake of devotees who are not aware about revised addtion.

  2. Locanananda dasa says:

    Hare Krishna! I also noticed that the BBT advertised the Bhagavad-gita As It Is in Back to Godhead magazine with a quote from a letter of appreciation from Professor Shukla that was written in praise of Srila Prabhupada’s original edition. To show a little integrity, I would have expected the BBT to offer letters of appreciation praising their revised edition, because that is what they were advertising. When I brought this up to the managers, they said there are no such letters.

    Your servant,
    Locanananda dasa


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