Changes! Changes! Want to see all the changes made to the purports of Srila Prabhupada’s 1972 Bhagavad-gita As It Is? The BBT will soon be putting them all online.
When I made my revisions for the second edition, I did them directly on a copy of the book–that is, a copy of the first edition. After the second edition was published, for many years my first-edition copy was lost. But about three years ago, Dravida Dasa found it in a trunk in San Diego. More recently, that copy has been digitized. And soon the BBT will be putting it online.
On that copy, you’ll be able to see all the changes made to the purports and the word-for-word meanings. (The translations were done separately, not in the book itself.)
In addition, I have added comments, sometimes briefly explaining the reasons for the changes but mainly giving the text of the original manuscripts and transcriptions from which the first edition was made.
Matsya Avatara Dasa, from Gopiparanadhana Prabhu’s Sanskrit school in Govardhana, has added comments to explain some of the changes made to the word-for-word meanings.
The book will be published in installments, chapter by chapter, as simple PDF files. (The chapters will appear in installments because adding the notes and doublechecking them takes time.)
The chapters should start appearing later this month. Watch this space!