DISAPPEARANCE OF ADVENT (BG. 4.8)

krishnas-appearance

Krishna’s appearance before Vasudava and Devaki

BY: BHAKTA TORBEN

Apr 26, 2015 — DENMARK (SUN) —

Bhagavad- gita As It Is, 4.8:

Original, authorized 1972 edition:

“In order to deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I advent Myself millennium after millennium.”

Manuscript:

“In order to deliver the pious devotees, and to annihilate the miscreant non-devotees, as well as to re-establish the principles of religiosity, do I advent Myself millennium after millennium.”

JAS It Is:

“To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear, millennium after millennium.”

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Additional evidence

The word “advent” is a real Prabhupada word. In his books, lectures, letters conversations etc. it appears around 200 times.

Srila Prabhupada even has the Bg. 4.8 verse read to him on a few occasions, and he does not object to its wording. Why would he, since it was his own chosen words!

Tamala Krishna: Eight: “In order to deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I advent Myself millennium after millennium.”
Nine: “One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not upon leaving the body take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna.”
Prabhupada: This is very nice. (Bhagavad-gita 4.7-10 — Los Angeles, January 6, 1969)

Nitai: (leads chanting of verse and synonyms) “In order to deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I advent Myself millennium after millennium.”
Prabhupada:

paritranaya sadhunam
vinasaya ca duskrtam
dharma-samsthapanarthaya
sambhavami yuge yuge
[Bg. 4.8]

So the routine work of Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, how and when He appears. (Bhagavad-gita 4.8 — Bombay, March 28, 1974)

Srila Prabhupada using the word:

Prabhupada: He said that dharma-samsthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge: “I advent to establish the principles of religion.” (Janmastami, Lord Sri Krsna’s Appearance Day Lecture — London, August 21, 1973)

Prabhupada: (chants mangalacarana prayers) His Excellency, the High Commissioner; ladies and gentlemen, I thank you very much for your coming here and participating in this ceremony, Janmastami, advent of Krsna. The subject matter I’ve been ordered to speak on is advent of Krsna. (Janmastami, Lord Sri Krsna’s Appearance Day Lecture — London, August 21, 1973)

Prabhupada: Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja, my spiritual master, his advent day today. (Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Prabhupada’s Appearance Day, Evening — Gorakhpur, February 15, 1971)

But I will suggest one thing — that you can organize a mass Sankirtana procession on the Advent Day of Lord Caitanya, 22 March, 1970 (Letter to Syamasundara — Los Angeles 21 February, 1970)

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