K.R. Norman - Rhinoceros Horn (Sutta Nipata translation)

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K.R. Norman - Rhinoceros Horn (Sutta Nipata translation)

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:37 am

Greetings,

I've seen two copies of K.R. Norman's translation of the Sutta Nipata for sale... one with footnotes, and one without. The one with footnotes is more expensive than the one without.

A question to anyone who has read the copy with footnotes.... How insightful or useful are the footnotes, and would they justify the additional expense.

Thanks.

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Re: K.R. Norman - Rhinoceros Horn (Sutta Nipata translation)

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:58 am

Hi Retro
As a matter of interest, where are they for sale?
metta

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Learn this from the waters:
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Re: K.R. Norman - Rhinoceros Horn (Sutta Nipata translation)

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:59 am

Greetings bhante,

Excellent... thank you for the recommendation!

I've been meaning to get around to purchasing it, but when I go to do so, I always come across this hurdle and never get past it.

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Re: K.R. Norman - Rhinoceros Horn (Sutta Nipata translation)

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:00 am

Greetings Ben,

I can't remember :embarassed:

It was only after a comment that was made on a Facebook status post I'd done, that I even remembered I was going to ask the question!

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: K.R. Norman - Rhinoceros Horn (Sutta Nipata translation)

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:03 am

No problems Retro.
But if you do remember, please let me know.
If its affordable, I would be interested in making an incremental expansion of my meagre library!
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: K.R. Norman - Rhinoceros Horn (Sutta Nipata translation)

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:09 am

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Re: K.R. Norman - Rhinoceros Horn (Sutta Nipata translation)

Postby Reductor » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:28 am

I have recently bought this, and it is a nice book. One note though: it is written in prose all the way through, which is not as charming. But there is much less ambiguity in meaning than, say, Thanissaro's, and so there is much less need of those commentary notes and explanation's that pepper verse translations.

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Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:24 am

its the one i bought after Ajahn Dhammanando recomended it
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