JAYADVAITA SWAMI – SELF-APPOINTED GHOSTWRITER

By Ajit Krishna Dasa

Definition:

“ghostwriter
ˈɡəʊstrʌɪtə/
noun
a person whose job it is to write material for someone else who is the named author.

However, the difference between the usual ghostwriter and Jayadvaita Swami is that the latter is forcing his service upon the author (Srila Prabhupada), after the author’s demise.

We got rid of the eleven self-appointed zonal “gurus”. But we still have Jayadvaita Swami who, as the self-appointed ghostwriter, is forcing his editing on Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada has no say in this regard. He is simply being forced to accept the ghostwritten material of Jayadvaita Swami.

And so is everyone else.

Hare Krishna!

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Grammar mistake in 1983 Gita (Bg 9.31)

BBT International / Jayadvaita Swami are making their own share of mistakes. Here is a new one brought to my attention by Bhakta Torben Nielsen.

From the original 1972 Bhagavad-gita As It Is (Bg 9.31)

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No mistakes here.

From Jayadvaita Swami’s unauthorized 1983 Bhagavad-gita As It Is (9.31)

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There is no full stop before “How”, and therefore “H” should not be capitalized.

The mistake is also to be found on vedabase.com (Bg 9.31)

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Mistakes are inevitable in this material world. I personally prefer the mistakes made by Hayagriva Prabhu, the only editor Srila Prabhupada approved to edit his Bhagavad-gita As It is.