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This thread: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=211
reminds me of a story (probably by Ajahn Brahm) about how transcription can go wrong.
A Christian monk engaged in copying texts decided to go check the earliest source against the copy he was transcribing. He returned from the basement looking very solemn. "Father, we've been wasting our time! You know where the text says 'celibate'? It's a mistake. In the original it was 'celebrate'!"
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mikenz66 wrote: "Father, we've been wasting our time! You know where the text says 'celibate'? It's a mistake. In the original it was 'celebrate'!"
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There is another example, the usual understanding of the parting of the red sea is in fact wrong, when it was translated they translated the word reed as red by mistake, so its the parting of the reed sea not red
not worrying about
the past and the future,
giving rise to the present moment,
becoming established in this place of full perfection.”
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