Satthipathana Sutta: Best Translation AND original text

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Satthipathana Sutta: Best Translation AND original text

Post by simonvjh@gmail.com » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:23 pm

Hi

Im looking for the best translation of The Satipatthana Sutta.

Im finding a lot of books that mention it. But in many books it's unclear whats the original text and what is commentary; and what is a mixture.

So: I'm looking for the best translation of The Satipatthana Sutta. And i'm looking for a version in which it is clear which is the original text, and which is a commentary.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Satthipathana Sutta: Best Translation AND original text

Post by Astus » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:59 pm

1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: Satthipathana Sutta: Best Translation AND original text

Post by nichiren-123 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:15 pm

thich nhat hanh's translations of sutra's are all quite easy to understand:
https://plumvillage.org/sutra/discourse ... ndfulness/

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Re: Satthipathana Sutta: Best Translation AND original text

Post by Astus » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:09 pm

For the originals:
DN 22
MN 10
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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