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"Early Buddhist schools" vs Mahayana ideas of them

Textual analysis and comparative discussion on early Buddhist sects and texts.
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Re: "early Buddhist schools" vs Mahayana ideas of them

Postby Darren_86 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:11 am

So if translation is the main problem here,

Are we saying that Buddhist texts, shall remain in sanskrit and pali, and not to be translated into English, Chinese and all other world languages?

Direct translation of Sanskrit or Pali to English is not 100% accurate as well. This is due to the many meanings of a sanskrit or Pali word can have.

So if all the texts translated so far is incorrect, it seems that what we have been practicing so far has been incorrect as well. Was this? :jawdrop:

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Re: "early Buddhist schools" vs Mahayana ideas of them

Postby Dan74 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:29 am

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Re: "early Buddhist schools" vs Mahayana ideas of them

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:33 am

Hi Darren,

I think you may be misunderstanding. What is being suggested is that translations should be done by someone fluent in the target language, so translations to English are best done by a native English speaker...

Yesterday I was browsing a Dhamma book I have that was translated from Thai to English by someone with rather poor English. It is kind of interesting to try to figure out what some it means. In this case, since it's an introductory book, it's a useful exercise for me, but if it were something really technical it would be completely confusing...

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Re: "early Buddhist schools" vs Mahayana ideas of them

Postby Darren_86 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:45 am

Oh.. thanks Dan 74 and Mikenz66

:oops:

My fault.. misunderstood =)

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Re: "early Buddhist schools" vs Mahayana ideas of them

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:28 am

The above is split off from the thread. Such splitting off is not always perfect, but this will allow the issue of early schools to be pursued without coming into conflict with the purpose of the Discovering Theravada forum.

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Postby Kare » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:50 am

Mettāya,
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Postby 5heaps » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:25 pm

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My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: .

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Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:43 am

Ven Paññāsikhara,

Thanks for the above.

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Re: "Early Buddhist schools" vs Mahayana ideas of them

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A Japanese man has been arrested on suspicion of writing a computer virus that destroys and replaces files on a victim PC with manga images of squid, octopuses and sea urchins. Masato Nakatsuji, 27, of Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture, was quoted as telling police: "I wanted to see how much my computer programming skills had improved since the last time I was arrested."

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My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: .

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I smell fire bombs here. :guns:


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