Published on December 12th, 2010 | by Madhudvisa dasa


The PERFECT Gift: Srila Prabhupada’s Original 1972 Bhagavad-gita As It Is

Prabhupada’s original Bhagavad-gita As It Is is now available in a full-sized hard cover edition including all the original color plates. The text is identical to the original book as it was produced by photographing the original book.

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The PERFECT Gift: Srila Prabhupada’s Original 1972 Bhagavad-gita As It Is

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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!

12 Responses to The PERFECT Gift: Srila Prabhupada’s Original 1972 Bhagavad-gita As It Is

  1. kevin harrington says:

    Hare Krsna;
    Is it the same size as the original 1972 edition. most original Bhagavad Gitas as it is are smaller than the 1972 edition.

    • Yes. Currently there is no original size (6″ x 9″) Bhagavad-gita As It Is available. This is no longer a standard book size, but of course it can be printed in this size, but would be more expensive. Not available at present.

  2. Tushar Sharma says:

    Hare Krishna, Madhudvisa dasa ji

    I want to thank you for saving pre-1977 books of Swami Prabhupada ji. Don’t let the criticism of others dampen your spirits.

    Your servant,

  3. sriyas says:

    Haribolo! Ah beautiful, thank you very much for your prompt reply as always Madhudvisa Prabhu.definitely adding this to my bookshelf.

  4. sriyas says:

    Hare Krsna! Could you please explain what this COMPACT edition of the 1972 Gita means? Its half in weight and size. So my question is, is this printed on what is referred to as BIBLE PAPER? Please clarify thank you.

    • Hare Krisha Sriyas

      Yes. The Bhagavad-gita is printed on thin paper like Bible Paper but better quality than most bible paper. It is very good paper and very, very good quality printing. And the size of the print is only very slightly smaller than the size of the print in the larger size book.

      This is a very practical size with very clear and easy to read print.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  5. Claire says:

    Hare Krishna!

    Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
    I know this is an old post, but do you happen to have the hard copies of the Gita? In our temple, Srila Prabhupada doesn’t have a bookstand, let alone the Gita, and no one seems to be interested in changing that so I’d like to buy one from your store and bring it to the temple so that devotees might learn to appreciate a little more our spiritual master. Thank you

    Hare Krishna!

    YS, Claire

  6. Tanumadhya Dasa says:

    Hare Krsna. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.. I have Srila Prabhupada’s Unedited Books in pdf format which I send to anyone who desires as E-Mail attachments(4 Seperate E-Mails).. I also have the books of our other Acaryas, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta, Bhaktivinode, etc. I if anyone would like them please contact me at:
    I also have the Spanish Editions..
    ” Books are the Basis, Preaching is Essence, Uttility is the Principle and Purity is the Force “….
    Please Uttilise this facility and send them to your Friends and other interested souls…

    Hard copies of Srila Prabhupada’s Books are also available from Vaibhava Prabhu, a Vrajvasi in Service to Srila Prabhupada has all Srila Prabhupada’s Original Books Available. He also has The Harmonist in Hard Copy as well as all Srila Prabhupada’s Audio and Video. E-Books, Audio Books, Devotee Kirtan/Bhajan and so much more are all available at India Prices!…..

    His E-Mail is:
    Cell: 989-7272-941

    Hare Krsna.. All glories to His Divine Grace, Srila Prabhupada..

  7. Chetan says:

    Dear Madhudvisa dasa Prabhu :

    “Unedited” word should be mentioned on all original books written by Prabhupada. So people can differentiate between Original and Revised books…

  8. Michael says:

    Haribol dear Madhudvisa Prabhu,

    please accept my humble obeisances.
    All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

    Your website link seems to be broken:
    “Invalid query: No database selected”

    And this is not the compact edition from krishnastore, but really a full sized one like the original MacMillan first printing?

    The front cover seems to be different at least.


    • It’s an old article Prabhu.

      The current printing you can get from the link you have given. That is the only one available at the moment. It is not very compact. It is quite a big book but still not too big. I think you will find it to be the perfect size.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

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