Bhagavad-gita as it is - see every letter which was changed

Introduction

Changes to Srila Prabhupada’s books are one of the longest running issues in International society for Krishna consciousness. Even some of my good friends are followers of so called “arsa-prayoga” club who claims that Srila Prabhupada’s books are overedited. In this web page, I compared every single word and listed all differences between 1972 Macmillian edition of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita and current BBT version.

By clicking on any verse below, you can see the changes yourself.

What’s up with the colors

  • Neutral color - means I still didn’t go into changes of this verse in detail yet. I will go chapter by chapter. It will take me some months to complete the project.
  • Green background - This means there is no changes, changes are strictly gramatical, or changes fix obvious editing error from the past such as “Planet of the trees”. Example of these changes are adding word “the”, changing the order of words etc.
  • Yellow background - This means there is overediting beyond what was strictly “necessary” and thus possibly breaking arsa-prayoga principle but there is no change of meaning.
  • Red background - Meaning is changed.

Chapter 1

BG 1.1 , BG 1.2 , BG 1.3 , BG 1.4 , BG 1.5 , BG 1.6 , BG 1.7 , BG 1.8 , BG 1.9 , BG 1.10 , BG 1.11 , BG 1.12 , BG 1.13 , BG 1.14 , BG 1.15 , BG 1.16-18 , BG 1.19 , BG 1.20 , BG 1.21-22 , BG 1.23 , BG 1.24 , BG 1.25 , BG 1.26 , BG 1.27 , BG 1.28 , BG 1.29 , BG 1.30 , BG 1.31 , BG 1.32-35 , BG 1.36 , BG 1.37-38 , BG 1.39 , BG 1.40 , BG 1.41 , BG 1.42 , BG 1.43 , BG 1.44 , BG 1.45 , BG 1.46

Chapter 2

BG 2.1 , BG 2.2 , BG 2.3 , BG 2.4 , BG 2.5 , BG 2.6 , BG 2.7 , BG 2.8 , BG 2.9 , BG 2.10 , BG 2.11 , BG 2.12 , BG 2.13 , BG 2.14 , BG 2.15 , BG 2.16 , BG 2.17 , BG 2.18 , BG 2.19 , BG 2.20 , BG 2.21 , BG 2.22 , BG 2.23 , BG 2.24 , BG 2.25 , BG 2.26 , BG 2.27 , BG 2.28 , BG 2.29 , BG 2.30 , BG 2.31 , BG 2.32 , BG 2.33 , BG 2.34 , BG 2.35 , BG 2.36 , BG 2.37 , BG 2.38 , BG 2.39 , BG 2.40 , BG 2.41 , BG 2.42-43 , BG 2.44 , BG 2.45 , BG 2.46 , BG 2.47 , BG 2.48 , BG 2.49 , BG 2.50 , BG 2.51 , BG 2.52 , BG 2.53 , BG 2.54 , BG 2.55 , BG 2.56 , BG 2.57 , BG 2.58 , BG 2.59 , BG 2.60 , BG 2.61 , BG 2.62 , BG 2.63 , BG 2.64 , BG 2.65 , BG 2.66 , BG 2.67 , BG 2.68 , BG 2.69 , BG 2.70 , BG 2.71 , BG 2.72

Chapter 3

BG 3.1 , BG 3.2 , BG 3.3 , BG 3.4 , BG 3.5 , BG 3.6 , BG 3.7 , BG 3.8 , BG 3.9 , BG 3.10 , BG 3.11 , BG 3.12 , BG 3.13 , BG 3.14 , BG 3.15 , BG 3.16 , BG 3.17 , BG 3.18 , BG 3.19 , BG 3.20 , BG 3.21 , BG 3.22 , BG 3.23 , BG 3.24 , BG 3.25 , BG 3.26 , BG 3.27 , BG 3.28 , BG 3.29 , BG 3.30 , BG 3.31 , BG 3.32 , BG 3.33 , BG 3.34 , BG 3.35 , BG 3.36 , BG 3.37 , BG 3.38 , BG 3.39 , BG 3.40 , BG 3.41 , BG 3.42 , BG 3.43

Chapter 4

BG 4.1 , BG 4.2 , BG 4.3 , BG 4.4 , BG 4.5 , BG 4.6 , BG 4.7 , BG 4.8 , BG 4.9 , BG 4.10 , BG 4.11 , BG 4.12 , BG 4.13 , BG 4.14 , BG 4.15 , BG 4.16 , BG 4.17 , BG 4.18 , BG 4.19 , BG 4.20 , BG 4.21 , BG 4.22 , BG 4.23 , BG 4.24 , BG 4.25 , BG 4.26 , BG 4.27 , BG 4.28 , BG 4.29 , BG 4.30 , BG 4.31 , BG 4.32 , BG 4.33 , BG 4.34 , BG 4.35 , BG 4.36 , BG 4.37 , BG 4.38 , BG 4.39 , BG 4.40 , BG 4.41 , BG 4.42

Chapter 5

BG 5.1 , BG 5.2 , BG 5.3 , BG 5.4 , BG 5.5 , BG 5.6 , BG 5.7 , BG 5.8-9 , BG 5.10 , BG 5.11 , BG 5.12 , BG 5.13 , BG 5.14 , BG 5.15 , BG 5.16 , BG 5.17 , BG 5.18 , BG 5.19 , BG 5.20 , BG 5.21 , BG 5.22 , BG 5.23 , BG 5.24 , BG 5.25 , BG 5.26 , BG 5.27-28 , BG 5.29

Chapter 6

BG 6.1 , BG 6.2 , BG 6.3 , BG 6.4 , BG 6.5 , BG 6.6 , BG 6.7 , BG 6.8 , BG 6.9 , BG 6.10 , BG 6.11-12 , BG 6.13-14 , BG 6.15 , BG 6.16 , BG 6.17 , BG 6.18 , BG 6.19 , BG 6.20-23 , BG 6.24 , BG 6.25 , BG 6.26 , BG 6.27 , BG 6.28 , BG 6.29 , BG 6.30 , BG 6.31 , BG 6.32 , BG 6.33 , BG 6.34 , BG 6.35 , BG 6.36 , BG 6.37 , BG 6.38 , BG 6.39 , BG 6.40 , BG 6.41 , BG 6.42 , BG 6.43 , BG 6.44 , BG 6.45 , BG 6.46 , BG 6.47

Chapter 7

BG 7.1 , BG 7.2 , BG 7.3 , BG 7.4 , BG 7.5 , BG 7.6 , BG 7.7 , BG 7.8 , BG 7.9 , BG 7.10 , BG 7.11 , BG 7.12 , BG 7.13 , BG 7.14 , BG 7.15 , BG 7.16 , BG 7.17 , BG 7.18 , BG 7.19 , BG 7.20 , BG 7.21 , BG 7.22 , BG 7.23 , BG 7.24 , BG 7.25 , BG 7.26 , BG 7.27 , BG 7.28 , BG 7.29 , BG 7.30

Chapter 8

BG 8.1 , BG 8.2 , BG 8.3 , BG 8.4 , BG 8.5 , BG 8.6 , BG 8.7 , BG 8.8 , BG 8.9 , BG 8.10 , BG 8.11 , BG 8.12 , BG 8.13 , BG 8.14 , BG 8.15 , BG 8.16 , BG 8.17 , BG 8.18 , BG 8.19 , BG 8.20 , BG 8.21 , BG 8.22 , BG 8.23 , BG 8.24 , BG 8.25 , BG 8.26 , BG 8.27 , BG 8.28

Chapter 9

BG 9.1 , BG 9.2 , BG 9.3 , BG 9.4 , BG 9.5 , BG 9.6 , BG 9.7 , BG 9.8 , BG 9.9 , BG 9.10 , BG 9.11 , BG 9.12 , BG 9.13 , BG 9.14 , BG 9.15 , BG 9.16 , BG 9.17 , BG 9.18 , BG 9.19 , BG 9.20 , BG 9.21 , BG 9.22 , BG 9.23 , BG 9.24 , BG 9.25 , BG 9.26 , BG 9.27 , BG 9.28 , BG 9.29 , BG 9.30 , BG 9.31 , BG 9.32 , BG 9.33 , BG 9.34

Chapter 10

BG 10.1 , BG 10.2 , BG 10.3 , BG 10.4-5 , BG 10.6 , BG 10.7 , BG 10.8 , BG 10.9 , BG 10.10 , BG 10.11 , BG 10.12-13 , BG 10.14 , BG 10.15 , BG 10.16 , BG 10.17 , BG 10.18 , BG 10.19 , BG 10.20 , BG 10.21 , BG 10.22 , BG 10.23 , BG 10.24 , BG 10.25 , BG 10.26 , BG 10.27 , BG 10.28 , BG 10.29 , BG 10.30 , BG 10.31 , BG 10.32 , BG 10.33 , BG 10.34 , BG 10.35 , BG 10.36 , BG 10.37 , BG 10.38 , BG 10.39 , BG 10.40 , BG 10.41 , BG 10.42

Chapter 11

BG 11.1 , BG 11.2 , BG 11.3 , BG 11.4 , BG 11.5 , BG 11.6 , BG 11.7 , BG 11.8 , BG 11.9 , BG 11.10-11 , BG 11.12 , BG 11.13 , BG 11.14 , BG 11.15 , BG 11.16 , BG 11.17 , BG 11.18 , BG 11.19 , BG 11.20 , BG 11.21 , BG 11.22 , BG 11.23 , BG 11.24 , BG 11.25 , BG 11.26-27 , BG 11.28 , BG 11.29 , BG 11.30 , BG 11.31 , BG 11.32 , BG 11.33 , BG 11.34 , BG 11.35 , BG 11.36 , BG 11.37 , BG 11.38 , BG 11.39 , BG 11.40 , BG 11.41-42 , BG 11.43 , BG 11.44 , BG 11.45 , BG 11.46 , BG 11.47 , BG 11.48 , BG 11.49 , BG 11.50 , BG 11.51 , BG 11.52 , BG 11.53 , BG 11.54 , BG 11.55

Chapter 12

BG 12.1 , BG 12.2 , BG 12.3-4 , BG 12.5 , BG 12.6-7 , BG 12.8 , BG 12.9 , BG 12.10 , BG 12.11 , BG 12.12 , BG 12.13-14 , BG 12.15 , BG 12.16 , BG 12.17 , BG 12.18-19 , BG 12.20

Chapter 13

BG 13.1-2 , BG 13.3 , BG 13.4 , BG 13.5 , BG 13.6-7 , BG 13.8-12 , BG 13.13 , BG 13.14 , BG 13.15 , BG 13.16 , BG 13.17 , BG 13.18 , BG 13.19 , BG 13.20 , BG 13.21 , BG 13.22 , BG 13.23 , BG 13.24 , BG 13.25 , BG 13.26 , BG 13.27 , BG 13.28 , BG 13.29 , BG 13.30 , BG 13.31 , BG 13.32 , BG 13.33 , BG 13.34 , BG 13.35

Chapter 14

BG 14.1 , BG 14.2 , BG 14.3 , BG 14.4 , BG 14.5 , BG 14.6 , BG 14.7 , BG 14.8 , BG 14.9 , BG 14.10 , BG 14.11 , BG 14.12 , BG 14.13 , BG 14.14 , BG 14.15 , BG 14.16 , BG 14.17 , BG 14.18 , BG 14.19 , BG 14.20 , BG 14.21 , BG 14.22-25 , BG 14.26 , BG 14.27

Chapter 15

BG 15.1 , BG 15.2 , BG 15.3-4 , BG 15.5 , BG 15.6 , BG 15.7 , BG 15.8 , BG 15.9 , BG 15.10 , BG 15.11 , BG 15.12 , BG 15.13 , BG 15.14 , BG 15.15 , BG 15.16 , BG 15.17 , BG 15.18 , BG 15.19 , BG 15.20

Chapter 16

BG 16.1-3 , BG 16.4 , BG 16.5 , BG 16.6 , BG 16.7 , BG 16.8 , BG 16.9 , BG 16.10 , BG 16.11-12 , BG 16.13-15 , BG 16.16 , BG 16.17 , BG 16.18 , BG 16.19 , BG 16.20 , BG 16.21 , BG 16.22 , BG 16.23 , BG 16.24

Chapter 17

BG 17.1 , BG 17.2 , BG 17.3 , BG 17.4 , BG 17.5-6 , BG 17.7 , BG 17.8 , BG 17.9 , BG 17.10 , BG 17.11 , BG 17.12 , BG 17.13 , BG 17.14 , BG 17.15 , BG 17.16 , BG 17.17 , BG 17.18 , BG 17.19 , BG 17.20 , BG 17.21 , BG 17.22 , BG 17.23 , BG 17.24 , BG 17.25 , BG 17.26-27 , BG 17.28

Chapter 18

BG 18.1 , BG 18.2 , BG 18.3 , BG 18.4 , BG 18.5 , BG 18.6 , BG 18.7 , BG 18.8 , BG 18.9 , BG 18.10 , BG 18.11 , BG 18.12 , BG 18.13 , BG 18.14 , BG 18.15 , BG 18.16 , BG 18.17 , BG 18.18 , BG 18.19 , BG 18.20 , BG 18.21 , BG 18.22 , BG 18.23 , BG 18.24 , BG 18.25 , BG 18.26 , BG 18.27 , BG 18.28 , BG 18.29 , BG 18.30 , BG 18.31 , BG 18.32 , BG 18.33 , BG 18.34 , BG 18.35 , BG 18.36 , BG 18.37 , BG 18.38 , BG 18.39 , BG 18.40 , BG 18.41 , BG 18.42 , BG 18.43 , BG 18.44 , BG 18.45 , BG 18.46 , BG 18.47 , BG 18.48 , BG 18.49 , BG 18.50 , BG 18.51-53 , BG 18.54 , BG 18.55 , BG 18.56 , BG 18.57 , BG 18.58 , BG 18.59 , BG 18.60 , BG 18.61 , BG 18.62 , BG 18.63 , BG 18.64 , BG 18.65 , BG 18.66 , BG 18.67 , BG 18.68 , BG 18.69 , BG 18.70 , BG 18.71 , BG 18.72 , BG 18.73 , BG 18.74 , BG 18.75 , BG 18.76 , BG 18.77 , BG 18.78

Resources

  • BBT site which explains some of the changes
  • Arsa Prayoga site which is a push toward minimal editing of Prabhupada’s books.
  • Book changes - old site about changes. No longer updated.
  • Bhagavad gita manuscript

This article originally appeared on Lasting Impression website



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