Rascal Editors Conversation – The Context of the Order Is NEWER EDITION REPRINTS


Vidura Mahatma Das wrote:

Dear respected prabhus.
Please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Regarding the reprint of SB that has come under discussion again recently, I would like to make one point.

Jitarati said:

Jitarati: First of all the translation for Sadhu is not a mistake. I have explained that all before so will not repeat it again here. It is exactly the same in the 76, 72 and Delhi version. The real point here is that you seem to completely misunderstand what book is being read and therefore have come to a wrong conclusion. The version that was being read on June 22/77 was not the 76 version but the 72 version.

Vidura M D: Even with the 1972 edition being read during that conversation, and even with the change “of the sages” being present in the 1972 edition and fixed in the 1976 edition, this does not change the fact that the point and main issue being raised in the Rascal Editors conversation became that changes were being made to newer printed editions of books, which is why Srila Prabhupada ordered in that conversation that the next printing should be again to the original way. This order by Srila Prabhupada was not necessarily based on the initial mistake found in the 1972 edition “of the sages”. To assume this is logically incorrect. Srila Prabhupada’s order at the end of that conversation cannot be nullified on the grounds that the initial mistake brought up belonged to the 1972 edition. This is precisely what I believe Jitarati prabhu is trying to do but it is a mistake. We must look at the flow of context of that conversation leading up to Srila Prabhupada’s order, and that context is of newer edition reprints of books after the 1972 edition.

I am also submitting an article that I wrote on July 7, 2018 when this same debate came up with Purujit. Please find article attached herein.

Wishing you both a happy Krishna conscious new year,

Your servant,

Vidura Mahatma dasa