What are the “original manuscripts” for Bhagavad-gita As It Is? The second and third of the three videos in which I answer that question are now online at BBTedit.com.
These last two videos tell especially about the manuscripts for the middle six and last six chapters (and show what those manuscripts look like).
The videos are informative, rather than argumentative. Hare Krishna devotees interested in the integrity of Srila Prabhupada’s books may find these video worth watching.
Also very much worth seeing are the annotated Gita scans that show the changes I made for the Introduction to the book. (Included: Nearly forty audio clips of Srila Prabhupada speaking for the Introduction.)
The release of these scans has sparked an e-mail blitz and new online efforts to badmouth the second edition. These efforts wouldn’t be aimed at distracting you from looking at the scans, would they? You’d think those scans–showing all those evil changes, right before your eyes–would be something critics would want you to see. Unless, of course, the changes seem sensible, reasonable, and compliant with what Srila Prabhupada said he wanted.
Want to see for yourself? You can click here to see the scans for the Introduction to the Gita. The chapters will follow soon, one after another.