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Published on October 2nd, 2023 | by Madhudvisa dasa


ISKCON Is Changing Srila Prabhupada’s Books. Hare Krishna!

ISKCON are changing Srila Prabhupada’s books.

But what need is there to change Srila Prabhupada’s books? The Hare Krishna movement is built on Srila Prabhupada’s original books.

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ISKCON Is Changing Srila Prabhupada’s Books. Hare Krishna!


About the Author

My first contact with a Hare Krishna was a most merciful Mataji in Oxford Street, London who sold me a "Higher Taste" cook book in 1984 while I was on holidays there. I started seriously reading Srila Prabhupada's books in Australia 1985 and by 1986 Srila Prabhupada had convinced me "Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead" and "we should surrender to Krishna." I joined the Hare Krishnas in Perth, Western Australia in 1986. Since then I have been chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, reading and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books and preaching as much as I can. That's my life and full-time occupation now really. I like it more than anything I've ever experienced before. Srila Prabhupada's books are so amazing... Even after reading them all many times they're still fresh and new. They are truly transcendental! That's it really. Now I'm just hankering to once again see the world chant Hare Krishna, dance and feast and float away in the ecstasy of Lord Caitanya's Sankirtana movement as it did in Srila Prabhupada's physical presence. Let the whole world drown in the ecstatic flood of love of Krishna!

9 Responses to ISKCON Is Changing Srila Prabhupada’s Books. Hare Krishna!

  1. Aditya says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhuji,

    I came across a website by the name of where they have written that they are giving pdf of Srila Prabhupada’s original books and also English translations of Vaishnava literature of Vaishnava acharya’s. Can you verify that website is ok for Vaishnava literature or not I read some of vaishnav books from their of previous acharyas I also read Prabhupada’s books.

    Hare Krishna
    Aditya Singh

    • My position is that Srila Prabhupada has given us everything, Srila Prabhupada is the representative of the previous acaryas and Prabhupada is giving us the teachings of the previous acaryas in a way that we can comprehend them.

      So there is no need for reading anything except Prabhupada’s books. has got Prabhupada’s original books but also has a lot of questionable Vedic books which are not translated by pure devotees of Krishna.

      Only a pure devotee of Krishna can truly understand Krishna and translate the Vaisnava literature. Translations by others will be misleading and not effective in awakening the spiritual consciousness that is dormant within us all. So we should just read Srila Prabhupada’s books.

  2. sacin says:

    Hare krsna Madhudvisa prabhu, will u kindly explain to me why editors of Bhagavad gita orginal edition (pre 1977) never changed the mistake in 13.2 ,when srila prabhupad personally advised them to correct the mistake,.I got this information of conversation from one devotee,I dont know wheter this conversation is real (or) False?will u clarify this to me?The conversation is

    Bhagavan: Srila Prabhupada, the word ksetrajna…

    Prabhupada: Eh?

    Bhagavan: Ksetrajna, the knower of the body.

    Hamsaduta: Ksetrajna.

    Prabhupada: Ksetrajna.

    Bhagavan: Ksetrajna. Is that for one who is differentiating himself from this body? In other words, a person who has realized that there is field and there is knower, is he given that title or is the person who cannot make that distinction, is he also given that title?

    Prabhupada: No. Anyone who knows that… That I have explained. That everyone is sitting on the floor. So everyone knows that he is not floor. He’s different from the floor. Is it very difficult?

    Bhagavan: No.

    Prabhupada: So this is knower. Similarly by common sense we can understand that we are not this body.

    Yogesvara: It says in the purport: “Now the person who identifies himself with the body is called ksetrajna, the knower of the field.”

    Prabhupada: Eh?

    Yogesvara: In the purport it says: “The body is called ksetra, or the field of activity for the conditioned soul, and the person who identifies himself with the body is called ksetra, ksetrajna, the knower of the field.”

    Prabhupada: No, no. It is wrongly written.

    Yogesvara: Ah. It’s everyone, everyone.

    Prabhupada: No, no.

    Yogesvara: Not just those people.

    Prabhupada: Identifies with the body. He’s not ksetrajna.

    Yogesvara: He does not know.

    Prabhupada: No. It is wrongly written.

    Bhagavan: That was no my question. This was my question.

    Prabhupada: Ah. Oh, it is wrongly written.

    Bhagavan: From the lecture, from lecture, when one can…

    Prabhupada: Who does not identify, it should be.

    Yogesvara: Who does not identify. Yes.

    Prabhupada: Oh, it is wrong.

    Bhagavan: That’s always questioned in Bhagavad-gita.

    Prabhupada: It is not, has been mis-edited. If you identify with body, how you know it? Oh, it is a very great mistake.

    Bhagavan: We can, we can write them, make that correction.

    Prabhupada: Yes. Write immediately. One must know that I am not this body. That is knowledge. That is knower. That is common sense. I say: “It is my body.” I don’t say: “I body.” That I explained. One who does, one who knows that “I am not this body,” he’s real knower. And one who knows that: “I am this body,” he does not know. He’s in ignorance. Just like Danielou.

    Yogesvara: A Krsna conscious person, he can maintain his position in family, government, business, anything.

    Prabhupada: Why not? All these Pandavas, they were government men. How they maintained Krsna consciousness? Yudhisthira Maharaja… They were fighting for political reasons. So they were Krsna conscious, fully. (break) …who identifies with this body, he’s described as cow or ass. How he can be knower? It is wrongly edited. The word: “Not”. It was edited by whom? Hayagriva?

    Hamsaduta: Hayagriva.

    Bhagavan: Jayadvaita.

    Prabhupada: Eh? Eh?

    Hamsaduta: Hayagriva also…

    Bhagavan: Hayagriva and Jayadvaita.

    Prabhupada: This should be corrected immediately.

    [Srila Prabhupada Room Conversation, August 11, 1973, Paris]



    • Hare Krishna Sacin

      Thanks for pointing this out. Yes, the conversation is correct, real.

      So I have forwarded this to the person in charge of printing the KBI books and will see what he thinks about it.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  3. Hrishikesh says:

    Hare Krsna Prabhu,
    I recently came across a video on I was actually searching a enlarged photo of yours and I ended up with a video of your meeting with the BBT. It seemed that somehow by doctoring the video they have tried to prove that you will negotiate with the BBT in editing the books. Regarding Jayadvaita attacking you I am completely sure he has actually done this. Prabhupada is living in his books and editing the books means killing him because that is the only medium through which Prabhupada is instructing us. So it is not very difficult for a killer to attack someone. But regarding the video please clarify what you were actually discussing about.
    I have surrendered to you as my spiritual guide. It is you who convinced me to surrender to Srila Prabhupada. It is you from whom I have known that without chanting minimum 16 rounds and following the regulative principles all other things are sentiment, so I have started chanting from last 3-4 months.
    Now I cannot lose faith in you. I have lost faith in F-ISKCON and all those homosexual, pedophiles, molesters, rascal editors, murderers etc. whom I had been following since 2009. Please clarify the doubts, otherwise my spiritual life will be destroyed for sure.

    • Hare Krishna Hrishikesh

      I agree with what you have said Prabhu.

      The point is not to have faith in me. There is no use in having faith in me. I am trying to encourage people to have faith in Srila Prabhupada and Krishna. That is the point. That is what will be valuable for you.

      I may come and go. Who knows. Who cares. It does not matter. Srila Prabhupada is a pure devotee of Krishna and if you have faith in him and surrender to him and serve him then you are truly in the best possible hands.

      I have not seen the video you mention and do not know how they have edited it. I did that presentation to the BBT Trustees at their meeting in Vrindavan 5 or more years ago.

      I never mentioned anything at all about cooperating with the BBT. I made a presentation entitled “Restoring Confidence in the BBT”

      You can see the slides for this presentation in the PDF file you can view at:

      So BBT have a complete video of that presentation but they have never released it of course because it did come out to be quite a powerful presentation.

      And yes Jayadvaita did attack me, not very seriously and not very violently, but verbally and he was just hitting his little fists not very hard against my chest. And demanding I surrender to him and demanding I take down the website, etc…

      But since that meeting many years ago he has never attacked me like that again and has always acted like a perfect gentleman towards me at least on the very few occasions when I have been with him including at this meeting of the BBT trustees.

      So I did not say anything about cooperating with the BBT. They took the video of course with the purpose of editing it and using it to discredit me so if there is anything at all on it that can be used for this purpose you can be sure they will make full use of if…

      I was fully aware that was their plan and tried not to give them too much ammunition to work with. But I do not know how they have edited it. If they would release the full uncut video that would be wonderful. I would like to see how it came out…

      Chant Hare Krisha and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Hrishikesh says:

        Hare Krsna,
        Thank you Prabhu for your reply. The attachment which you have given, I have downloaded it some months before but I did not know it has any connection with your meeting. Now my doubts are cleared. I never believed in BBT after I found the website and then I abandoned ISKCON completely after I found your website and[PADA]
        Please forgive me if I have offended you in any way.

  4. Gaurasundara Dasa says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhuji I hope you are enjoying good health, I want to note that the word “deductive” was changed to the word “inductive” in, greetings. Gaurasundara Das.

    • There are still errors in the books in We have taken them from the ‘original’ books in the Bhaktivedanta Vedabase which in some cases are not actually original at all. So we, at, have not changed anything. But I have not had the time to check the text in all the books with the original books to make sure it is all exactly the same. That is a huge job you can understand and realistically I have had practically no time available to work on That is my problem. I want to work on it but I have so much service and so many other commitments it is very hard to find the time. But if you see anything let me know and I will correct it. You have to tell me exactly where this error is so I can find it and correct it.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

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