SRILA PRABHUPADA SPEAKS
ABOUT CHANGING HIS BOOKS
The next printing should be again to the original way...
They cannot change anything
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….So write them immediately that "The rascal editors, they are doing havoc, and they are being maintained by Ramesvara and party."….So you bring this to Satsvarupa. They cannot change anything… So on the whole, these dangerous things are going on. How to check it?... So they are doing very freely and dangerously. And this rascal is always after change, Radha-vallabha. He's a great rascal.
[Room Conversation, "Rascal Editors," June 22, 1977, Vrndavana]
As soon as you change it, then the
potency of the movement is lost.
Faill: I'll look up some reference books on the history of the movement and that sort of thing. Prabhupada: History, it is not a new movement. You have seen this book. You read that book thoroughly. You will get full knowledge. This movement is very, very old and standard. It is never changed. As soon as you change it, then the potency of the movement is lost.
Faill: Sorry, what was that?
Prabhupada: Potency. Just like electricity. There is standard
regulation: "This is negative; this is positive. You must act like this. You must fix like..." You cannot do whimsically: "No, why not this way? Why not that way?" Then it is lost. Then there will be no electricity. Similarly, there is standard method how to understand this philosophy, how to get it, I mean to say, what is called, authoritatively. Then it will act.
(S.P.Room Conversation with Bill Faill (reporter)October 8, 1975, Durban)
If you do not do this, then it is lost.
Prabhupada: When it was not handed down. Simply understood by speculation. Or if it is not handed down as it is. They might have made some changes.Or they did not hand it down. Suppose I handed it down to you, but if you do not do that, then it is lost. Now the Krsna consciousness movement is going on in my presence. Now after my deparature, if you do not do this, then it is lost. If you go on as you are doing now, then it will go on. But if you stop... (end)
( S.P.Room Conversation with Carol Cameron May 9, 1975, Perth)