Why Krishna allows book changesHanuman das
Another interesting question arrived today through email.
dear prabhu hanuman das,
can you please reply to this my question:
why does lord krsna sanctions prabhupada books changes?
with advanced thanks.
Hare Krishna X,
thank you for your question.
Living entities are meant to enjoy a loving relationship with Krishna. Since love can never be forced, Krishna gave to all the living entities the Supreme gift of free will. Since every living entity has free will, this freedom includes the choice which books to read.
I would also like to add that Srila Prabhupada’s books are not changed. BBT just published a new version of the books, but original 1972 versions of the books are still available.
As all living entities have a free will, they can decide which version of the books they will read. Book distributors can also decide which versions of books they want to distribute.
Krishna never interferes with free will, and so it seems that the majority of ISKCON members decided to distribute Jayadvaita Swami’s poetical ecstacies rather than original Srila Prabhupada’s books. It is their choice.
If the majority of Srila Prabhupada followers desired to read original books, they would certainly put up a fight. But they don’t. If you are following my website, which I believe you do, you can see that ISKCON is converting itself into an unattractive Gestapo organization. 80% of ISKCON members don’t read Srila Prabhupada’s books at all, and therefore the idea of changing books is completely foreign to them. If you asked them about book changes, they will reply: What books? 🤣🤣🤣
Not even corrupt ISKCON gurus are putting up a fight for original Srila Prabhupada’s books, then how can you expect that their disciples will put a fight?
On the other hand, sincere souls who really want to follow Srila Prabhupada and read his original books will be lead by Supersoul to read his original books.
Everybody will be rewarded according to his sincerely. If someone wants a modernized version of Srila Prabhupada’s books adulterated with Jayadvaita Swami’s poetical ecstasies, he will receive exactly that.
If somebody wants mayavadi tainted Krishna conscious, he will be attracted by Radhanath baba.
If somebody likes dancing with beautiful girls, he will be attracted to Indradyumna baba’s version of Krishna consciousness.
If somebody is completely retarded and doesn’t have a clue what is Krishna consciousness, he will be attracted by Sacinandana Swami, a sannyasi with a girlfriend who likes to preach fairytales.
Thus, everybody will get in Krishna consciousness exactly what one desires. Utterly sincere persons are very rare.
We can just hope that original books will continue to be available and that empowered personality will appear who will reestablish genuine Krishna consciousness and stop the cheating of the BBT mafia, Gestapo body commission, and ISKCON puppy gurus who follow them. From the other side, if the majority of people are happy with the current setup, then, why would Krishna send an empowered acarya? Maybe people on this planet didn’t deserve genuine Krishna consciousness, because after it was given to them, they destroyed it within 50 years.
Absolute truth and real Krishna consciousness are not cheap, you must fight for them, but I don’t see many fighters.
ys Hanuman das