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Differences in the Different Recensions of the Tripitaka? - Dhamma Wheel

Differences in the Different Recensions of the Tripitaka?

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Differences in the Different Recensions of the Tripitaka?

Postby DarkDream » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:39 am


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Re: Differences in the Different Recensions of the Tripitaka?

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:50 am

DD,

Hunting for more fuel for your rebirth was inserted into the suttas by a cabal of naughty monks conspiracy theory?

The differences among the various recessions of the canon are minimal. What you have pointed to is typical of scribal errors and in no way would support a massive rewriting of the suttas to sufficiently alter what the teachings say.

As for tathagata vs "life", it is not uncommon for tathagata to be used to refer to not just the Buddha, but any arahant. As for your translator's choice of word, you will have to ask him. There is no real justication for it.

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Re: Differences in the Different Recensions of the Tripitaka?

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:26 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
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Re: Differences in the Different Recensions of the Tripitaka?

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:21 pm

Hi Dark Dream,

As others have said, the different Pali version of the Tipitika differ only by small amounts that could well be transcription errors.

What you would probably find more interesting, but is, of course, outside of Classical Theravada so would require a thread somewhere else, are the similarities and differences between the Theravada Tipitika and the surviving T(r)ipitikas from other schools.

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Re: Differences in the Different Recensions of the Tripitaka?

Postby kc2dpt » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:15 pm

Who was the translator? It doesn't say.
What word is being translated? It doesn't say that either.
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Re: Differences in the Different Recensions of the Tripitaka?

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Re: Differences in the Different Recensions of the Tripitaka?

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Re: Differences in the Different Recensions of the Tripitaka?

Postby sukhamanveti » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:57 am

Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5

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Re: Differences in the Different Recensions of the Tripitaka?

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Re: Differences in the Different Recensions of the Tripitaka?

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Re: Differences in the Different Recensions of the Tripitaka?

Postby DarkDream » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:55 am

Thanks for all you guys looking into this (especially sukhamanveti). I did the same thing by looking at the Pali from the Sixth Council and the Pali Text Society. I can concur that I have always seen "tathagata" and not "satta."

All the best.

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