Excerpt from a text by Lokaguru Dasa
Jayadvaita Maharaja explains the consequences of un-authorized changing and re-editing of what Srila Prabhupada has given to the world:
“This is the problem. A little of this, a little of that. And pretty soon the original thing is gone. ‘Well, he added this and I can add that. And I’ve heard this, this is really nice.’ You like the tune, makes your heart feel nice. Sentiment. And soon the original thing is gone. Therefore Prabhupada said: DON”T ADD ANYTHING, DON’T SUBTRACT ANYTHING, DON’T CHANGE ANYTHING.” (Jayadvaita Swami, Seminar on Kirtan Etiquette Part 1, min. 37:50, Youtube, Published Nov. 11, 2014 (Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiJuriS7rG8)
Bhajahari Dasa wrote:
“THE BREATHTAKING HYPOCRISY OF THIS MAN IS STUNNING
Double Standards Abound
If you think that I am offensive for saying what I say below – then I am sorry. I will just think that you are totally mad if you fail to see through the blatant hypocrisy of the words that he utters during his Kirtan Standards Seminar (link provided below)
How can anyone that claims to be a member of Iskcon be so dumb as to accept what this man is saying and doing…….
On the one hand he has boldly and arrogantly made almost 5,000 changes to Srila Prabhupada’s master piece, the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, upsetting thousands of sincere Vaisnavas world wide. While on the other hand he can sit in front of devotees and in a bare faced manner, deliver the following hypocrisy drenched statements regarding the many changes that have been introduced into Iskcon Kirtans over the years.
Of course he is correct on many points. The kirtans should remain to the standard given to us by His Divine Grace. But how can he (JAS) say the following when HE himself is guilty of the MUCH more serious crime of changing Srila Prabhupada’s BOOKS. Here are the very words used in the seminar and you can watch the whole ‘damned thing’ by clicking on the link below.
“This is the problem, a little of this, a little of that, and pretty soon the original thing is gone.
‘Well he added this – and I can add that, and I have heard this, this is really nice.’
You like the tune, makes your heart feel nice. Sentiment – and soon the original thing is gone.
Therefore Prabhupada said:
DON’T add anything !!!
DON’T subtract anything !!!
DON’T change anything !!!”
WAKE UP GBC – WAKE UP ISKCON – WAKE UP VAISNAVAS
Srila Prabhupada’s Books are being systematically destroyed.
Some other things he says here will shock thinking devotees also.”