Bhagavad Gita As It Is 1972 Macmillan Edition is the only “REVISED AND ENLARGED” edition

April 21, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Bhagavad Gita As It Is 1972 Macmillan Edition

is the only “REVISED AND ENLARGED” edition

“You know how much I am anxious to see this enlarged edition of Bhagavad-gītā As It Is printed and also we are being requested for this book from all parts of the world, so everybody is also anxious.” [Letter to: Advaita—Bombay,17 April, 1971]

I was very happy to receive the new edition of Bhagavad gita the make-up is very nice. Every time I see a new publication of my books it gives me so much enthusiasm that my life is increased by 100 years. Thank you for helping me so much. [Letter to: Ramesvara Prabhu—New Delhi, 27 November, 1975]

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POTENCY OF MACMILLAN EDITION: ŚRĪLA PRABHUPĀDA PROVES THAT THEY HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL TO SPREAD KṚṢṆA CONSCIOUSNESS ALL OVER THE WORLD BASED ON THE BHAGAVAD GĪTĀ AS IT IS (ONLY 1972 EDITION)

There is a great need for spreading Krishna Consciousness all over the world based on the Bhagavad gita As It Is. We have been successful in this attempt. I am very well known to Dixitji Goswami of Bombay. He likes very much my movement and my books. I am very much grateful for your contribution of so many books on Vallabh Sampradaya and also the framed pictures. They are being kept in Delhi, and when I return to Vrindaban via Delhi, I shall see them. [Letter to: Srinathji Temple—Mayapur, 11 October, 1974]

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THE AUTHORIZED EDITION OF BHAGAVAD-GITA WILL HELP TO STOP THE TERRIBLE CHEATING OF ‘GURUS’ AND ‘YOGIS’ WHO ARE FALSE AND UNAUTHORIZED.

Letter to: Svarupa, Ranadhira

Mayapur-3 February, 1976

Los Angeles

The reviews have very much encouraged me. Especially those of Prof. Bhatt and Prof. Vajpeye. I have personally written a letter of thanks to Dr. Bhatt, that he has so much encouraged me. Dr. Vajpeye’s review we are going to print and widely distribute, especially in Bombay and Madras, where there is so much propaganda from these bogus gurus and yogis. He has got practical experience of how they are cheating the innocent people in foreign countries and he has written; “The authorized edition of Bhagavad-gita will help to stop the terrible cheating of ‘gurus’ and ‘yogis’ who are false and unauthorized.

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PROOF THAT ŚRĪLA PRABHUPĀDA WAS SATISFIED WITH THE LAYOUT AND PAINTINGS OF THE BHAGAVAD GĪTĀ AS IT IS AND THAT THERE WAS NO NEED TO CHANGE THE PAINTINGS

My Dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated 30th May and 1st June and have noted the contents carefully. I have received all the photographs of the paintings for the enlarged edition of Bhagavad-gītā As It Is, and they are so very beautiful. Everyone here is so much appreciative of all you artists. All of you have my full blessings and your godbrothers’ congratulations. Krishna will surely bless you all. Thank you very much.

[Letter to: Jadurani—Bombay,8 June, 1971]

I have seen the layout proposal for the first pages of our new edition of
Bhagavad-gétä As It Is and it is fully approved by me. I shall immediately write one preface to the enlarged edition as you have requested and send it as soon as possible.

[Letter to: Satsvarupa—Surat,19 December, 1970]

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DESIRE OF ŚRĪLA PRABHUPĀDA TO PRINT A “REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION” OF BHAGAVAD GĪTĀ AS IT IS TO RESTORE THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT

Regarding Bhagavad-gitä manuscript: If you have got two copies then you can send one to Janārdana. Otherwise you have to send him a copy only, and keeping one copy with you. Because in future I am thinking of publishing a revised and enlarged edition of Bhagavad-gītā As It Is. You know that we have to cut short the book because the MacMillan Company wanted within 400pages. So, you know that the majority of the verses in the back portion of the book were not given purports. Therefore, in our next publication we shall give purport for all the verses. * So, you should keep one copy with you before you send the manuscript to Janardhan. [Letter to: Rāyarāma—Hawaii ,6 March, 1969]

The first volume of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam can be printed if it is composed. From second Canto they are printing chapter-wise. That is alright. So otherwise whatever is already composed KṚṢṆA, volume 2; Bhagavad-gītā AS IT IS, revised and enlarged edition; Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, first Canto; etc., anyone of them may be printed. [Letter to: Brahmānanda—Los Angeles,19 June, 1970]

Regarding the printing of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, I have already advised you in my last letter dated 19th June, 1970, not to make contract. We shall continue to print Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam chapter wise on ISKCON Press and when all the chapters are there we shall bind them together. The next book we shall print in Japan will be KṚṢṆA volume II and maybe Bhagavad-gītā AS IT IS—Revised and Enlarged Edition if composition is finished. KṚṢṆA volume II is almost ready now. [Letter to: Brahmānanda—Los Angeles, 25 June, 1970]

You may immediately resume your former activities and work the press according to your best ability because I am very eager to see our own press printing the majority of our publications. The first thing now should be the printing of the new, enlarged edition of Bhagavad-gītā As It Is. That will be a great boon to our Movement. Letter to Advaita—Surat, 19 December, 1970]

Please let me know the right information by return post. You know how much I am anxious to see this enlarged edition of Bhagavad-gītā As It Is printed and also, we are being requested for this book from all parts of the world, so everybody is also anxious. [Letter to: Advaita—Bombay,17 April, 1971]

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