and he commentedPulsar wrote: ↑Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:35 pm
We should build shrines for Bodhi, Thanissaro, and Analayo, for the service they did. Without climbing on the shoulders of these giants where would we be?
I am surprised that you have not heard of the above monks until relatively recently (right speech, right?). Personally and fortunately for pulsar, he/she had access to these translations.Personally & fortunately, I never heard of these monks (who have many view I disagree with) until relatively recently. Personally, I can't recall learning anything significant from any of them.
I should have added the names of
andIsaline B. Horner
those who translated important portions of the canon.Maurice Walsh
I was mainly pointing out, since I do not comprehend Pali, I would have been lost without them, literally.
My comment was regarding their translations and nothing else. When they offered their personal opinions, I examined those as Kalamas were supposed to do.
I am grateful that they were brave enuf to express their personal opinions, knowing full well that they would be subject to criticism. But what do they say about the Royal elephant? He goes to battle ignoring the arrows of the battlefield. I think that metaphor was in one of the jhana suttas.