Dear Guru Maharaja, please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
You wrote on Twitter "So much editing needed for KRSNA book." Please, can you say and explain more about this, for some, hot topic ?
Your servant Namacarya Das
HpS - AGTSP. Have you listened to the tapes from www.prabhupadavani.org? They are very nice, but Srila Prabhupada says so many things are grammatically incorrect in English. Also when I say, "Dinner will be at 7PM" my tone of voice can make it a question very clearly, no? But, it can also be a statment, so there also has to be editing even for a native speaker from spoken English to written English.
Content changes for example we feel would include the mention of Mirabhai in the dictation tapes and then being removed from the first and all Krsna book printings. That I suspect was done by Srila Prabhupada when he manually edited the typed manuscript. The devotees would have had no reason to remove her name. I would think he would have done it because her situation is not exactly clear in Parampara system, though I think he considers her a nice devotee.
Another one is that in the takes Srila Prabhupada says that Iskcon devotees can take rocks from Govardhana and worship them at home like we worship the Deity. Then in the Krsna book it does not say, "devotees of ISKCON", it says "great devotees". So, again, seeing the transcript I would say that Srila Prabhupada had second thoughts about authorizing his ISKCON students and manually changed it.
These are some of our thoughts.
What do you think?