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Gita Revisions Explained Part 2

Gita Revisions Explained Part 2

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Gita Revisions Explained
Part 2
In these texts from an e-mail conference, Jayadvaita Swami, the English editor for theSecond Edition of 
 Bhagavad-gita As It Is,
presents and discusses some more of theinteresting, instructive, and controversial revisions in the book. Here you’ll find revisedpassages side by side with the versions from the original manuscript.Here’s a key to what is shown by different kinds of type:Regular text = text appearing in both the first and second editions
Bold text
= unique to the second editionStrikethrough text= deleted in the second edition
Blue courier
= highlighted for quick recognitionOf course, there’s also
Gita Revisions Explained, Part 1.
And now there’s also
Gita Revisions Explained, Part 3.
Still more examples appear in the booklet
 Responsible Publishing
[PDF, 224KB].
The texts appear in the order in which they were posted on the conference. But thisIndex arranges them in order of chapter and verse. (Click on any line to see the revisionand discussion.)Obeisances About this conference and about the manuscripts1.1: “What did my sons and the sons of Pandu do?”1.2: “approaching nearby”1.2: “arranged in military formation”1.3: “your intelligent disciple”1.4: “great fighters like Bhima and Arjuna”1.11: “forced to strip”?1.18: “Greatly armed”?1.20: “the situated sons of Dhrtarastra”
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1.32-35: “Kill or be killed”? / “creature comforts” / missing line1.36: Rama-rajya1.37-38: “their hearts overtaken by greed. . .”1.40: “the women become polluted”1.43: “the process of ablution before death”?1.44: “intent on killing our own kinsmen”1.45: “I would consider it better. . .rather than fight.”2.2:
sri-bhagavan uvaca
sri-bhagavan uvaca
(continued)2.8: Consult Krsna through the bona fide representative2.13: “The sober person is not bewildered. . .”2.16: “Of the eternal there is no change”2.17: “Know that [that] which pervades the body is. . .”2.18: “The material body. . . is sure to come to an end.”2.18: “not sacrifice the cause of religion”2.20: “Having once been. . .”2.25: “immutable and unchangeable”2.30: You can never be slain2.31: “Editing
out of the books?”2.37: “Get up with determination and fight”2.40:
Tyaktva sva-dharmam
means giving up—what?2.48: Perform your duty equipoised2.49: “. . . and surrender unto the Lord.”2.51: Great sages or devotees go back to Godhead2.52: “O prayers, O bathing. . . .”2.61: “. . . not the Visnu form. . .”3.6: “The senses and organs of action”3.7: A sincere person tries to control the senses3.9: “unattached and free from bondage”3.10: “Living happily and achieving liberation.”3.20: “Kings such as Janaka. . .”3.22: “And yet I am engaged in prescribed duties.”3.32: “Doomed to ignorance and bondage”4.26: “. . . in the fire of the senses.”4.34: Surrendering to the spiritual master4.34: “Nor by independent study of books. . .”4.35: Real knowledge from a self-realized soul5.16: Krsna consciousness drives away nescience7.4: Altogether the wrong word8.3: 5 kinds of offerings, 5 kinds of fire8.17: “the creator god”9.26: “A leaf, a flower. . .” Paragraph restored10.21: “Among the stars, I am the moon.”
10:26: “Holy fig tree!”10.26 (continued): “The perpetually living entities”10.29: “Among the serpents I am--” Ananta or Vasuki?10.31: Lord Rama, “of the
10.32: The beginning, middle and end of all creations10.32 (continued): 14 books of knowledge10.32 (continued): Getting into arguments10.33: “Of creators I am Brahma.”10.37: Who is “Vasudeva”? And who is Usana Kavi?10.42: “He is
. . . no one is superior”10.42: The case of the missing mission10.42: Srila Prabhupada’s concluding words for Chapter 1011.8: “Sukadeva Gosvami recites this verse.”18.66: various kinds of knowledge and religion18.66:
 Anukulyasya sankalpah. . .
“Kasi within the barricade of Varanasi”“Encircled by cannons”
To begin this conference, I first offer my humble and respectful obeisances to my  beloved spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,founder-
of ISKCON and author of 
 Bhagavad-gita As It Is.
I next offer my respectful obeisances to all the previous acaryas in the disciplicsuccession through which this book has been received.I offer my respectful obeisances to Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, who composed andpublished a rendering of 
into Bengali that Srila Prabhupada surely consulted.I offer my respectful obeisances unto Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana, the author of the
Gita Bhusana
commentary. It is to him that Srila Prabhupada dedicates
 Bhagavad-gita As It Is
, and Srila Prabhupada mentions his comments several times inthe text.I offer my respectful obeisances to Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, author of the
 Sarartha Varsani 
Gita commentary. Srila Prabhupada has told us that a comment, inthis book, about following the orders of the spiritual master guided Srila Prabhupadain his own life.Next I offer my respects to the original editors of 
 Bhagavad-gita As It Is.
As I have written elsewhere, “the editors of the first edition are to be praised. They did a fine jobof making a tough manuscript ready to print.”My respectful obeisances, also, to all the devotees involved in publishing and

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