At that time your position is different! (BBTI’s main argument defeated)


BY: BHAKTA TORBEN (From Sampradaya Sun)

Apr 18, 2014 — DENMARK (SUN) — The common arguments from the so-called BBT, “BBTI”:

“And in the conversation where Srila Prabhupada complained so strongly about “rascals editors,” Srila Prabhupada said about Jayadvaita, “He is good.”

“Of course, regarding Jayadvaita Swami, the BBT’s chief editor, Srila Prabhupada wrote, “Concerning the editing of Jayadvaita Prabhu, whatever he does is approved by me. I have confidence in him.” (letter to Radhavallabha, 7 September 1976)

(From BBT International’s website)


Prabhupada: I have given you charge of this BBT, millions of dollars you are dealing, but it is not for your misuse. As soon as you misuse, that is your responsibility.

Ramesvara: Yes, but he says but still, you’ll know that I’m going to misuse it.

Prabhupada: No. That Krsna knows, when something charge is given. But because you are independent, I know that “Ramesvara is very good boy; let him be in charge.” But you can misuse at any moment, because you have got independence. You can misuse at any moment. At that time your position is different.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Morning Walk — June 3, 1976, Los Angeles

(Morning Walk — June 3, 1976, Los Angeles)

This very important snippet is from a missing audio exchange, from a not properly (actually cutout) transcribed morning walk conversation. (That´s another issue in itself).

So the conclusion MUST be that the above two arguments for the continued post-samadhi editing of Jayadvaita Swami & Co. are CONDITIONAL. They are NOT absolute green lights from Srila Prabhupada to Jayadvaita Maharaj, at all.

ys. Bhakta Torben, Denmark.

PS: Instead of the missing audio, there is ANOTHER audio, which is also very interesting, but not transcribed. Check it out.


6 thoughts on “At that time your position is different! (BBTI’s main argument defeated)

  1. I don’t see the other video.

  2. In this conversation Srila Prabhupada and I were discussing the argument used by a senior devotee to justify “blooming”. I was presenting his argument, his very faulty logic, in which the devotee was actually blaming Krsna for giving him senses that would be so attracts to sense objects – he would argue that since Krsna knows everything past, present and future, He knew that giving him a big position would be his ruin, etc. Prabhupada smashed that argument in this conversation

  3. Srila Prabhupadas address may be person-specific, but the logic is universal. Whoever abuses their credit loses mandate. Common sense, really.

  4. The Sad KC Compromised condition of Iskcon in America,and the BBT are Proof enough,,,something went- OFF and There were grave mistakes made,Despite -GOOD Intentions,,,(By those who were –Imperfect –souls- For example
    Not paying close enough attention to the Editing of Srila Prabhupads books and HIS EXACT Instrutctions on this were Ignored,,The damage is done and the BBT and GBC Hold are the ONES responsible- for this Aparad to Srila Prabhupada.
    THEY ALONE CAN FIX IT ! Plus More = Devotees need to Speak Out !

  5. Pingback: BBT International and the Logic of the Naked Mother | Arsa-Prayoga

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