There is a gentleman who has posted a dozen videos on youtube. He is a bit arrogant, appears from the little I've seen to be very intelligent and appears fluid in Pali. His interpretations of the original Pali texts are, in some very key concepts, very different than many of the commonly accepted modern translations.
He may be arrogent, he may be demeaning to those who follow the modern commonly accepted ways of Buddhism, but he also may be correct.
Before writing him off because he says much of what is generally accept as truth is wrong, please take a look at a few of his videos.
I've just listed 2 of his videos, there are 10 others in his list (under the name plotinus veritas). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkHREw19eg8&list=PLC5BE4D9533303BEDhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbqTXx7m9j4&list=PLC5BE4D9533303BED
Can anyone here that is fluid in Pali say that this gentlemans translations are wrong? I don't speak any Pali so I can't judge. I have only accepted others Pali translations into English as being correct.
If he is wrong, so be it, just another heretic rocking the boat.
But could he possibly be right?
Again I am not talking sides, just want to hear your views.
He is different. He thinks.