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Now online: “Gita changes” for chapter four

Wednesday, 18 August 2010 / Published in Ads, Message Board / 2,167 views

Kaisori (dasi) (BBT): “The changes” for chapter four of Bhagavad-Gita As It
Is
are now online at www.BBTedit.com/changes.

You’ll see:

  • Several purports where missing text has been restored. In the
    purport to Text 6, restored to the book are more than forty words left
    out when a typist skipped from one instance of “causeless
    mercy” to the next.
  • Spelling errors corrected, both for Sanskrit (texts 5, 11, and
    12) and for English (text 10).
  • In the word meanings for text 31, a word meaning left out by
    Srila Prabhupada and replaced by the editor with a meaning that was
    totally wrong. Fixed for the second edition.

Also:

  • In text 12 you’ll see “hrt-anjana
    (“heart ointment”?) properly restored to
    hrta-jnana” (“deprived of
    knowledge”).
  • In text 10 you’ll see how “negligence of spiritual
    life” wrongly came to be one of the “three stages of
    attachment to the material world.” And you’ll see for yourself
    whether Srila Prabhupada meant to say that the conception of void
    “underlies” frustration or arises from it.

Also included is the complete manuscript page for text 34.

Check it out.

The changes for the Preface, the Introduction, and the previous
chapters are already online. See them all at www.BBTedit.com/changes.

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