At the end of 2018 a lively exchange of opinions took place between proponents and editors of the 1983 BBT edition of the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, and advocates for the 1972 MacMillan edition (represented by the As It Was group). This article reflects on those exchanges...

Recently an article appeared suggesting that the editorial/publishing history of James Joyce’s Ulysses serves as evidence of the academic legitimacy of posthumous editing. The BBTEDIT site also indirectly points to this claim, as it cites the source of the historical a...

Dravida's bold claim that editing is not just copyediting but is also essentially "to change" or content editing:

"If for some reason the intended philosophical point Srila Prabhupada is trying to make isn't clear, the editors make changes to clarify."

"So yes, philosoph...

In the 2003 Honolulu conversation (reposted in the appendix) Jayadvaita Swami stated:

"He [Prabhupada] wasn’t involved at any stage of the production [of the unabridged Bhagavad-gita]"

"all I really wanted to do is contribute to the history of the Gita."

Yet there appears...

Why I’m Doing This

Beginning in the spring of 2017, I was asked to examine and evaluate the quality and validity of the editing of Prabhupada’s books, beginning with and especially the editing of Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gītā As It Is. The question can be put simply as fol...

In the 2003 Honolulu conversation cited in the first installment of Proof Positive,  Jayadvaita Swami stated:

 "there was no opportunity to like send Prabhupada back and forth, like sending him the second chapter and getting it back and asking questions; it just didn’t...

This essay is not an attempt to defend the misbehavior of anyone. However, we beg to remind everyone that even if a devotee does something unsavory at some point, his previous service does not retroactively become an abomination, in need of being purged, replaced or re...

Let us first offer our obeisances to our spiritual master, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya 
caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah

Also, let us extend our respects to His Holiness Jayadvaita Swami....

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