Prabhupada books Revisions Explained

Although Srila Prabhupada said that the philosophy should not be changed, he clearly wanted editors. He wrote and produced the first canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam on his own in India, but he did it only because he had to. When continuing his preaching in the West, however, he at once enlisted the services of those who came to help. His first book in America, the 1968 abridged version of Bhagavad-gita, was published by Macmillan. Teachings of Lord Chaitanya was produced and typeset by Dai Nippon in Japan. Subsequent books—including a second edition of the first canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam—were edited by his disciples Rayarama, Hayagriva, Satsvarupa, and later Jayadvaita.

Prabhupada also clearly vocalized his intentions. “I wish that all copies, before finally going to the press, must be thoroughly revised and edited so that there may not be any mistakes, especially of spelling and grammar or of the Sanskrit names,” he said.   More info >>