Our contention is that the English language BHAGAVAD-GITA AS IT IS (BGAII) version, officially endorsed by The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, (ISKCON), and published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) is a mere travesty, a false imitation, and a pale reflection, (may be 33%) of the authors’, Lord Krishna and His empowered representative Srila Prabhupada, original intentions due to the editors’ (Jayadvaita and the late Hayagriva) nefarious interventions. In one single word, it is to be considered apa-sampradaya, which means “outside of the sampradaya.” And what to speak of all other various languages, international editions, derived from the English version! It is a dangerous situation, because it is a fraudulent market product. Please put your counter-arguments. Your objections are invited.

Strictly speaking, this is a dishonest version of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is. Its purpose is to cloud and confuse. It is the abracadabra version. It is the waste of time version. The previous version, also called the 1972 Macmillan version, may not be perfect but it is a more honest version and is the best we have at the moment. We hope that version three will be available soon. It can be seen here as it is created: https://krishnaculture.org/bhagavad-gita-as-it-is-version-3/

The four screenshots below of BGAII OT 5.29, BGAII OT 9.11 ( X2 ), and BGAIIOT 11.1 give us first of all an idea of the sorry general state of the Original Transcript (OT). 20/20 for the respect shown to Srila Prabhupada, the world teacher, by those who handle and are in charge of the Original Transcript !!! These are some of these great American minds!

It is available here to everyone: https://bookchanges.com/bhagavad-gita-as-it-is-manuscript/. It is not an easy document to handle! In their outright disrespectful and over-self-confident attitude, the editors did not feel any compunction whatsoever to scribble all over it. We also note that the editors do not even have a basic understanding of the transcendental philosophy of Krishna consciousness. In particular, they do not seem to understand that the transcendental Lord Krishna is not at all different from His Holy Name, or in other words that the transcendental Lord Krishna is one with His Holy Name, otherwise, why would they have dared to cross out the word KRISHNA with such alacrity and on so many occasions, as we can clearly see on the screenshots? In the Siksastaka by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself, the channa Supreme Personality of Godhead, stanza two, it is clearly confirmed that the Lord has invested all His transcendental energies into His transcendental names as follows:

namnam akari bahudha nija-sarva-saktis
tatrarpita niyamitah smarane na kalah
etadrsi tava krpa bhagavan mamapi
durdaivam idrsam ihajani nanuragah

“O My Lord, Your holy name alone can render all benedictions to living beings, and thus You have hundreds and millions of names, like Krsna and Govinda. In these transcendental names You have invested all Your transcendental energies, and there are no hard and fast rules for chanting these holy names. O My Lord, You have so kindly made it easy to approach You by Your holy names, but I am so unfortunate that I have no attraction for them.”

And if you wonder where the office fish comes in, that’s a small joke to counter a very big, sorry, and sad joke.

This is how editors and others treat the Original Transcript. BGAIIOT 11.1.What can be done with such a document??? The situation seems hopeless. 20 / 20 for respect shown to Srila Prabhupada, the teacher of the world.(sacarstic mode)
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