Jan 15 1974 Hawaii
Prabhupāda: They are rascals. Therefore I always say, “Kick them on their face with your shoes, so-called scientists.” “Accident.” There is no question of accident. Mūḍha. Therefore they have been described in the Bhagavad-gītā as mūḍhāḥ, rascals, narādhama. Narādhama, the lowest of the mankind. Because they got this opportunity to appreciate the work of Kṛṣṇa, but they avoid it, they are narādhama. No, they are so big, big graduate, scientists, and…” māyayāpahṛta-jñānāḥ [Bg. 7.15]. Their real knowledge is taken away, simply childish proposing something, so-called scientists. Real knowledge is to see everywhere Kṛṣṇa, mayādhyakṣeṇa prakṛtiḥ sūyate sa–carācaram [Bg. 9.10]. The supervision of Kṛṣṇa. That is real knowledge. Not only to appreciate, but to explain it also. Kaniṣṭha–adhikārī will appreciate, but cannot explain how it is being done. Madhyama–adhikārī will explain. That is preacher. And uttama–adhikārī, he thinks that everyone knows, everyone knows. He does not see that somebody knows, somebody does not know. He sees everyone knows. That is uttama–adhikārī. He does not make any distinction.
Some Conclusions–Srila Prabhupada mentions above one of the differences between kanistha and madhyama adhikari devotees. The materialistic devotee cannot explain in detail how things are going on but the madhyama can explain because he is more advanced in many ways, chiefly in intelligence.
So when one investigates this book change issue, we have to see who has gone deeply into the problem and has shown the best and most convincing evidence. And the best evidence comes from Srila Prabhupada himself in quoted statements.
Then we can make a logical and without passion, or arrogance or name calling —conclusion as to which version of the SB sets is the best.
We must be cool headed not hot headed. As Prabhupada often said, when you lose your temper and get angry, you lose the debate!