Thread: Modern Western Vernacular

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    Modern Western Vernacular

    My comprehension of any idea is typically aided by the idea being communicated in current informal western vernacular. With that in mind, I'm curious if anyone has come across interpretations or maybe paraphrases of the Pali canon, or even any of the suttas at all, that are written in this way.

    This stuff is just so dry sometimes! I find it difficult to concentrate and really ingest any way to relate much of it to my daily life.

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    I think its probably rather difficult to translate words spoken by the historical Buddha and his monks, nuns and lay followers who lived in an Iron Age Indian culture 2,500 years ago, into an informal western language of the 21st century.

    This article might be of interest:

    "SuttaCentral website relaunches with new translation of Pali Nikayas"

    https://www.lionsroar.com/suttacentr...-pali-nikayas/

    and here's the website:

    https://suttacentral.net/

    In general, I think a lot of westerners who are sincerely interested in what the historical Buddha taught, seem to be learning Pali for themselves and attempting their own translations and studies of the suttas.



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    Thanks!

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