By Pancharatna das
BBTedit.com puts annotated Gita scans online
The BBT has launched a new website, BBTedit.com, full of information about the editing of Srila Prabhupadaâ€™s books.
Among the features:
Â· More than 80 video clips: BBT editors and other senior devotees offer facts and perspectives on editorial history, myths, and controversies.
Â· A collection of Srila Prabhupadaâ€™s instructions about editing.
Â· First time ever: Annotated scans of Jayadvaita Swamiâ€™s copy of the 1972 Gita showing his editing for the second edition.
The scans show practically all the revisions and restorations done for the word-for-word meanings and purports. (The translations were revised separately.) The annotations let you see what the original manuscripts said and tell the reasons for changes made.
â€śThe purpose of the annotations,â€ť Jayadvaita Swami says, â€śis not to argue for anything but simply to make clear what was done and why.â€ť
The scanned Preface and Introduction for the Gita are already online now. (Included: Nearly forty audio clips of Srila Prabhupada speaking for the Introduction.) The eighteen chapters will follow, one by one.
Itâ€™s all here: www.bbtedit.com .