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<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="100%">icon_minipost.gifPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:38 pm Post subject: Manipulated lecture tapes?</TD><TD vAlign=top noWrap>icon_quote.gif icon_edit.gif icon_delete.gif </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=2><HR></TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=2>Today I heard a lecture tape where Prabhupada speaks about that for his disciples no other education besides his books is required and by chance I read the transcript of that lecture from Pratyatosa das while listening, http://causelessmercy.com/t/t/690610SB.NV.htm?i=1969 . Suddenly the tape seemed to be manipulated and a section expertly deleted without hearing anything suspicious - deleted right when Prabhupada ended a sentence and restarting just when beginning a new sentence. What was missing is this, below, and I wondered, why someone should have deleted that section? Somehow, for me an alarming experience, you listen to Srila Prabhupada and without noticing anything if I wouldnt have at the same time read the transcript. Missing section:

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</TD></TR><TR><TD class=quote>Actually, you’ll find that our Kīrtanānanda Swami was in Vṛndāvana.

There are many devotees. There are many devotees; they’re illiterate

practically. They do not know what is Vedānta-sūtra. But still, by

their sincere devotional service they’re very much elevated. What to

speak of others, Gaura-kiśora dāsa Bābājī Mahārāja. Gaura-kiśora

dāsa Bābājī Mahārāja, he was illiterate. He could not sign even his

name. But he was so spiritually elevated that my spiritual master,

who was the topmost scholar of his time, he accepted him as

spiritual master. What is the reason? The reason is that this

transcendental science does not depend on academic qualification.

It is, it is not that because one is very, academically very qualified,

he’ll become a devotee. No. The secret is… That is given in the Vedic

literatures: yasyāsti bhaktir bhagavaty akiñcanā.



Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.5.11

by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

New Vrindaban, June 10, 1969
















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