|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.