RASH EDIT (Bg. 11.41-42)

BY: BHAKTA TORBEN

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Mar 11, 2015 — DENMARK (SUN) —

Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 11.41-42 

Original authorized 1972 edition:

“I have in the past addressed You as “O Krsna,” “O Yadava,” “O my friend,” without knowing Your glories. Please forgive whatever I may have done in madness or in love. I have dishonored You many times while relaxing or while lying on the same bed or eating together, sometimes alone and sometimes in front of many friends. Please excuse me for all my offenses.”

JAS It Is:

“Thinking of You as my friend, I have rashly addressed You “O Kṛṣṇa,” “O Yādava,” “O my friend,” not knowing Your glories. Please forgive whatever I may have done in madness or in love. I have dishonored You many times, jesting as we relaxed, lay on the same bed, or sat or ate together, sometimes alone and sometimes in front of many friends. O infallible one, please excuse me for all those offenses.”

Manuscript: 

“I have addressed You, O Krishna, O Yadava, O my Friend, without knowing Your Glories. Please forgive whatever I have so done, in madness or in love.” I have dishonored You many times while in relaxation, while lying on the same bed or eating together, sometimes alone, and sometimes in front of many other friends. Please excuse me for all the many offenses I have committed against You.”

The sentence ‘Thinking of You as my friend‘, the words ‘rashly ‘and ‘jesting‘ have been added in spite of these not being mentioned in either the original or the manuscript.

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