Hi folks. Haven't been posting much, as I've been very busy, back at school and being married.
I'm taking a world religions class. We have our Buddhism chapter now. I'm mostly keeping my mouth shut. I understand it is an introduction for most of these kids and not an in-depth Buddhism class. But my textbook includes the crappy woo-woo translation of the Dhammapada that you can largely find unattributed on the internet, but I believe belongs to Thomas Byrom "We are what we think, all that we are arises with our thoughts - with our thoughts we make the world."
To make it worse, the textbook does not even source the translation, leaving me to believe the author (Michael Molloy) might have even gotten it from the internet. His chapters on Buddhism and Hinduism (http://ewhighered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites ... uthor.html
) do seem a bit romanticized. The non-sourcing strikes me as a bit irresponsible. (It's cited simply as "The Dhammapada" - no translator, date, publisher etc.) Do you think I have a responsibility to bring this up?