The greatest nonsensical proposal of current edition of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (BGAII V2) is found in the word for word of chapter 16, verse 7 and gives us an idea of the moral turpitude of the editor. By translating and changing from BGAII V1, the meaning of “nivrttim”from “improper action” to “not acting improperly”, he indicates that actually there is no difference between proper action and improper action. It is all one. Do whatever you like. This is essentially the definition of Lord Krishna’s demoniac life. Fortunately the matter is rectified in the translation of the verse itself. The two translations coincide exactly:
“Those who are demoniac do not know what is to be done and what is not to be done. Neither cleanliness nor proper behavior nor truth is found in them.”BG 16.7
Srila Prabhupada’s use of the word “propriety” is however lost. In this particular context, as well as generally “propriety” is an essential word. Therefore we propose:
“Those who are of demoniac quality have no sense of propriety and do not know what is to be done and what is not to be done. They are unclean. Neither do they know how to behave, not is there any truth found in them.” BGAII 16.7 V3
And in BG 2.28, we find another absurdity in the expression “unmanifest in their beginning.” “Beginning” means manifested stage and unmanisfested stage is before the beginning. By definition manifested and unmanifested stages don’t coincide to any extent. The expression “unmanifest in their beginning” represents therefore a laughable contradiction in terms and must therefore be avoided. Srila Prabhupada simply write “unmanifested before.” Besides that “O descendant of Bharat” is conspicuous by its absence in both editions.
Here is BGAII 2.28 version 3:
“O descendant of Bharata, all created beings were non-manifested before; manifest only in their interim stage, and when vanquished, they become non-manifested again. So what need is there for lamentation”
Both editors seem to have a strong aversion for logicians because in the first sentence of the purport of previous verse, BG 2.27, they drop unceremoniously the word “logicians.”
Srila Prabhupada writes:”According to logicians, one has to take his birth according to one’s activities of life.”
In their superior wisdom they have decided that this should instead be shortened to:”One has to take birth according to one’s activities of life.”, clearly a corruption of Srila Prabhupada’s words.
In BG 2.33, purport, the word “certificate” is dropped once :
Srila Prabhupada writes: “Arjuna was a famous fighter and he obtained certificates by fighting with many great demigods including even Lord Shiva”
Both editors write: “Arjuna was a famous fighter. and he attained fame by fighting many great demigods, including even Lord Shiva.”
Further down in the purport we read:”So he was credited with so many military certificates from many authorities……..which are Srila Prabhupada’s own words.
In the Transcript for BG 2.35 Srila Prabhupada uses the word “fig”. Why not keep it as follows:
“The great generals who have very highly esteemed your name and fame will consider that you have left the battlefield out of fear only and thus they will not give a fig for you.”
From BG 2.42-43 it is evident that the editors have a fundamental aversion for Srila Prabhupada’s expression “poor fund of knowledge”
BG 2.47 Prabhupada’s “proprietary” in “proprietary right” is missing.
Another things is that in the Original Transcript Srila Prabhupada repeats the expression “Krishna Consciousness” over and over again. But in many cases, the editors have just suppressed this wonderfull expression which is in fact the object of our samadhi. This is both an affront to Srila Prabhupada and a great disservice to all those souls who are seriously interested in self realization. I had previously noted this anomaly and on March 25 2018 have written the article titled KRISHNA MISSING. ONE MILLION DOLLARS REWARD which can be seen by scrolling down home page.Krishna consciouness is all we are about. Srila Prabhupada wants to increase our Krishna consciousness and by removing the expression “Krishna consciouness”innumerable times, the editors decrease our Krishna consciouness. I am saying this is a deliberate affront to Srila Prabhupada and an great disservice to all fallen souls. Hare Krishna.
Sexism 2.67; 2.72 Srila Prabhupada gives capitals to “the Goddess of Fortune”, the editors don’t.
Bg 1.14 purport, we have a good example how previous editors diminish the literary value of Prabhupada’s writings:
“Besides that the chariot on which both friends were seated was donated by Agni to Arjuna and this indicated that this chariot was meant for conquering all sides wherever it would be drawn. The chariot was meant for conquering over all the three worlds by all means.”
“Besides that, the chariot on which both the friends were seated had been donated by Agni (the fire-god) to Arjuna, and this indicated that this chariot was capable of conquering all sides, wherever it was drawn over the three worlds.”
The repetition for emphasis is lost.