A Kannada language edition of Jaiva Dharma Part 1 was published recently in Bangalore under the GVP logo. GVP (Gaudiya Vedanta Publications) is the name of the publishing house of the books of Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja. Although published with this logo, and attributed to Srila Narayana Maharaja, this translation does not concur with the Hindi and English translations of Jaiva Dharma done by Srila Narayana Maharaja. There are many serious siddhantic errors and places where the translator added his own commentaries and separate translations. These errors and additions are in opposition to the siddhanta revealed by the original author Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, and faithfully reproduced by Srila Narayana Maharaja in his Hindi and English versions. The Hindi and English editions have been duly authorized by him to be published and distributed, whereas the Kannada version has not.

We greatly regret that this unauthorized and incorrect version of the Jaiva Dharma has been published and advise faithful Vaisnavas and others not to read it.

Aspiring for the service of Sri Guru and the Vaisnavas,

Approved and signed by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja

Bhaktivedanta Madhava Maharaja
Bhaktivedanta Nemi Maharaj
Bhaktivedanta Vaikhanas Maharaja
Brajanath Dasa
Syamarani Dasi