...Which is why I find it pointless to learn Pali, in order to 'appreciate the teachings more' and be able to understand them more profoundly.... If educate scholarly types are at odds, imagine a total inept like me getting their head round it.
No, I will just stick with what I read in English; accept there may be variations according to which translation I read, and glean the best possible lesson I can from it.
I have too much negative kamma to transform and eliminate, to worry about a lamp or an Island....
You will not be punished FOR
your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY
Pay attention, simplify, and (Meditation instruction in a nutshell) "Mind - the Gap." ‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word.
And mindful of that, if I don't respond, may be why....