Sutta Nipata Tranlation: Khantipalo/Sujato

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Sutta Nipata Tranlation: Khantipalo/Sujato

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Sujato wrote: I have just uploaded a complete translation of the Sutta Nipata. This makes us, I believe, the first site to host a complete translation of this text natively on the web.
[https://suttacentral.net/snp].

This text was the outcome of a project I have been working on, which was an unfinished translation of the Sutta Nipata by Laurence Khantipalo. Khantipalo, before he disrobed in the early 90s, made a number of significant contributions to Pali studies, including editing and publishing the first edition of 90 of the MN suttas translated by Ven Nyanamoli.

He is now in very poor health, and his last project was to translate the Sutta Nipata. However he was unable to finish it, and I was handed the (very pleasant) task by some of his students.

Soon we will be making the full text available as a pdf and in printed form. For now I have uploaded most of the translations to the site. In some cases I have kept our previous translation; and the new text includes translations by several scholars, myself included. So the text we now is a composite one, with several very different styles in play. Nevertheless, I hope that this makes it possible for this delightful and important text to gain a wider readership.


https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/co ... glish/1646
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Hmm, at the moment the English seems to have disappeared. I'm sure it will be back...

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Greetings Mike,

Thanks for letting us know. It's a wonderful collection that warrants a modern rendering.

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My Norwegian translation of Suttanipata is available online:

http://dhamma.priv.no/sunip.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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