Dear Vaiyasaki prabhu
Dear Vaiyasaki prabhu, please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
I hope you are well.
We will gladly hand over all profits we get from direct book, tape, and CD sales to the Bhaktivedanta Archives if they can supply all of Srila Prabhupada's original works for the followers of Srila Prabhupada to distribute. If their service is to preserve Srila Prabhupada's teachings then what is their program in this regard ?
Although they have done some very valuable service if they don't follow Srila Prabhupada's instructions below then their efforts to perserve his message will be incomplete or to use a stronger term USELESS !
So unless one is self-realized, there is practically no use writing about Krsna. This transcendental writing does not depend on material education. It depends on the spiritual realization. You'll find, therefore, in the comments of Bhagavatam by different acaryas, even there are some discrepancies, they are accepted as asat-patha. It should remain as it is.
 (Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.5.23-24 Vrndavana, March 31, 1976)
Srila Prabhupada clearly orders that his books should remain as they were even there are some discrepancies.
Yasoda-nandana: Sometimes they appeal that "We can make better English," so they change like that, just like in the case of Isopanisad. There are over a hundred changes. So where is the need? Your words are sufficient. The potency is there. When they change, it is something else.

Svarupa Damodara: That's actually a very dangerous mentality.

Yasoda-nandana: What is it going to be in five years? It's going to be a different book.

Prabhupada: So you... What you are going... It is very serious situation. You write one letter that "Why you have made so many changes?" And whom to write? Who will care? All rascals are there. Write to Satsvarupa that "This is the position. They are doing anything and everything at their whim." The next printing should be again to the original way.
(S.P.Conversation, "Rascal Editors,"June 22, 1977, Vrndavana)
In the above quote Srila Prabhupada describes the changing of his books as a very serious situation and orders that the next printing should be again to the original way.
This instruction has been disobeyed for over 20 years.
As Srila Prabhupada says "all rascals are there" and "who will care."
This the test for the devotees at Bhaktivedanta Archives DO THEY CARE or are ALL RASCALS THERE ?
Hope this gives you a clearer picture.
Your servant Mukunda dasa.
-----Original Message-----
From: Per Sinclair <>
To: Mukunda dasa. PSS. <>
Date: 03 March 2000 23:43

To whom it may concern,

I received the following offer from you. A am shocked that devotees who claim to be Srila Prabhupadanugas will sell the Vedabase which took many years work at great expense. Now you want to profit from that work by selling the results of other devotees' service.

This lack of respect for the service of other devotees, for which you want to take money, will create a great karmic debt and burden upon you. Perhaps you don't realize the implications of your actions thinking that you are serving Prabhupada's mission. Please be informed that unless you have received permission from the Bhaktivedanta Archives (whose service has been to preserve Srila Prabhupada's legacy for the last 25 years) you are committing a great aparadha.

Please do not trespass upon the service of others. Even the karmis consider this a crime. That's why there are copyright laws to protect the sincere efforts of the original persons who do the work against profiteering by opportunists.

Lord Krishna explicitly states in Gita that to do the service of others (even if done perfectly) only incurs sin. Kindly refrain from trespassing upon the service of the Archives if you have not received permission from them in writing. This is the behavior of a gentleman, and Srila Prabhuapda stated that we can recognize the true Vaishnava because he is a perfect gentleman.

I hope that you will do the needful and refrain from incurring further sinful karma.

Yours in the pure service of His Divine Grace,   vaiyasaki dasa...