Saturday, August 04, 2012

Translations

From the As-If-I-Didn't-Have-Enough-To-Do Dept.

This is something I've been thinking about for a long time... I'm really not just looking for new things to occupy my extra-meditative time, but given that so many of the Buddha's teachings are yet not available for free distribution in English, and that I'm always keen to study both dhamma and pali, I have undertaken yet another project, the completion of the Majjhima Nikaya in English. I'll be starting by translating the suttas that are lacking from AccessToInsight.org, and if I every get finished that, I may just move on to make a complete compilation. No promises! Too many projects on the go already, but this is one that should take precedence, I think.

So, without further ado, here's the first translation, completed with a couple of hours of work:

http://yuttadhammo.sirimangalo.org/articles/translations/dhammadayada-sutta/

Please read it over, tell me what you think, if you think this is a worthwhile project, point out errors, typos, stylistic problems, etc. Let's see how far this goes... I'm still trying to edit the book chapters, so I'll probably alternate between that and this, now that things are settling down for the rains (except for the rain, which is still noticeably absent).