Manapa wrote:here is Thich Naht Hanh "The Art of Power" interpretation of Dhammapada 183
The bad things, don't do them. The good things, try to do them Try to purify, subdue your own mind That is the teaching of all buddhas. From
and thanisaros translation
The non-doing of any evil, the performance of what's skilful, the cleansing of one's own mind: this is the teaching of the Awakened.
and from the dhammapada for contemplation
Cease to do evil, cultivate that which is good; purify the heart.
This is the Way of the Awakened Ones.
how good do you all think this interpretation is?
thereductor wrote:TNHs translation does seem awfully soft and accommodating to those that satisfied with a half-ass effort.
Very much, it seems, geared to the hobby Buddhist common in the west.
From http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .budd.html
183. To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
Do you have a link for the third one you quoted, the one from the dhammapada for contemplation?
Manapa wrote:hi thereductor,
http://aruno.org/index.php?option=com_c ... &Itemid=80
http://aruno.org/index.php?option=com_c ... &Itemid=49