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BBT Puts Gita Changes Online

by Kaisori Dasi

Posted November 21, 2009

The Gita Changes for Chapter One: BBT puts them online

Now you can see "the changes" for chapter one of Bhagavad-gita As It Is, at You'll see the revisions Jayadvaita Swami made to the purports, in the actual book where he made them. You'll also see the revisions made to the word-for-word meanings. (The translations were done separately.)

Annotations give the reasons for most of the changes (and most often also tell what Srila Prabhupada's original manuscript said). Images show relevant portions of the manuscript itself, as well as two sample pages.

See the meaning Srila Prabhupada actually intended where the first edition told about:

* the customary giving up of affection during gambling performances (1.12, purport)

* the mind of Arjuna, "predicated by the Lord in friendly joking" (1.25)

* Arjuna's showing "disregard for self-interest" (1.30)

* people who were anxious to live in Lord Rama's kingdom (1.36) See where the editors for the second edition actually changed the Sanskrit text itself (1.36)--back to the way Srila Prabhupada had it.

All this and more, in a free, highly informative PDF download.

The scans for the Preface and Introduction are already online at