jcsuperstar wrote:why are the #'s different?
The "82" is the number of the sutta; the "II 68" refers to page 68 in the second volume of the Pali Text Society's Pali edition of the MN. Using that citation method rather than simply quoting the sutta number makes it easier to locate a passage.
What is the use of his knowledge
pertaining to the number of insects in the whole world?
Rather, inquire into his knowledge of
that which is to be practised by us
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.
Níl sa saol seo ach ceo
There is naught in this life but mist
Is ní bheimid beo ach seal beag gearr.
And we will not be alive but a short hard time.