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Published on October 21st, 2023 | by Madhudvisa dasa


Srila Prabhuapda “Rascal Editors” Audio Recording

Yasodanandana: Prabhupada in the recent edition many changes have been made. They were trying to make better English but sometimes I think they were making philosophical mistakes also. There is not so much need to make better English, your English is sufficient, it is very clear, very simple. We have found over 125 changes in the recent (1977) Isopanisad printing. They are changing so many things. We are wondering if this is necessary?

Srila Prabhupada: I know that these rascals are changing but what can be done? How can they [the BBT editors] be relied upon? … The great rascal is that Jagannatha Suta, and another rascal (Nitai) is gone. It is starting. What can I do? The rascals can not be educated. Dangerous. Little learning, dangerous. So how to correct it? The leader of these dangerous [men] is Radha-Vallabha. He is dangerous, the most dangerous rascal editor. He is always after change and alterations. That is his disease. That is the American Disease also. What can be done? As soon as it goes for editorial they make changes…

You can listen to most of the “Rascal Editors” conversation here:

You can read the transcript of this “Rascal Editors” conversation also at:

We have not had time to go into these things. Surely someone is prepared to spend some time and energy on this? Someone needs to go through the tapes and format them into one conversation per MP3 file and create some meaningful tags so they are accessible…

I apologize I have not released these tapes, please forgive me. If someone else can help with this work it would be wonderful…

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Your servant

Madhudvisa dasa



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!

3 Responses to Srila Prabhuapda “Rascal Editors” Audio Recording

  1. Hans Sahoo says:

    Where can we get original unedited books?

  2. Vinod says:

    Hare Krishna!

    Fantastic and super valuable to hear it from Srila Prabhupada calling them rascal editors and that he knew already then before his death.

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