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I recently purchased the Thomas Byrom translation since Shambhala Press offers it in a small pocket format which I can carry with me everywhere and read at my leisure; however, I've read on this forum that this translation should be avoided. But, specifically, why? Is it a matter of this translation leading to wrong understanding and wrong practice, or is it because there are more knowledgable translations available? Examples would be appreciated, if possible. Again, the primary reason I purchased this translation was it's small, pocket-sized format.
The wind spins without end,
one moment southward,
the next moment northward.
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Here it is
online, for reference.
"There is, headman, dhammasamādhi. If you were to obtain cittasamādhi in that, you might abandon this state of perplexity. And what, headman, is dhammasamādhi?- SN 42.13 - Pāṭaliya
[kammapatha & brahmavihara, & a method of arousing gladness]"
"Others will misapprehend according to their individual views, hold on to them tenaciously and not easily discard them; we shall not misapprehend according to individual views nor hold on to them tenaciously, but shall discard them with ease — thus effacement can be done."- MN 8 - Sallekha Sutta
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