By Sarvopama Dasa, for your consideration:
Food is meant to nourish and maintain ultimate health of the material body, while spiritual practices are for the health and the “ultimate” benefit of the soul [experiencing pure love of God].
Similarly, a person/jiva who has been deprived of spiritual sustenance for perhaps lifetimes, if such a soul comes in contact with even an adulterated “spiritual” process, or message [literature], that soul will experience some initial spiritual “rush”. However, just like a diet of adulterated/junk food’ will maintain or nourish a material body for a period of time, so will adulterated/junk religion nourish the soul for some time, while, again, in the long run both practices will be detrimental to either the body or the soul, and will have the opposite effect of it’s intended purpose. Toxins have an accumulative effect to both, the material as well as the spiritual body.
We see this even in other “religious” practices, either in Christianity, Islam, or various “Eastern [Mayavadi]” disciplines. Although all these “teachings/religions” I just mentioned have been heavily adulterated over time [the Bible and the Koran], people are still deriving enough “spiritual” taste/sustenance from their practice to seduce them into thinking that they have found “the light and the Truth”, only to be disappointed again at the time of death, having to take another birth again!
The ‘unauthorized and un-impowered editor’ is not just changing or adding words, but he is injecting his very consciousness into the literature, he is contaminating Srila Prabhupada’s books with his envious and most toxic mentality.