[Buddha-l] Oops--Article is from NY Times

JKirkpatrick jkirk at spro.net
Fri Aug 27 21:10:31 MDT 2010

On Aug 27, 2010, at 16:52, Piya Tan <dharmafarer at gmail.com>

> One Christian scholar lamented the difficulty of bringing "sin"
> China (the Chinese simply would not sin, as it were): there is 
> apparently no word for sin in Chinese, he lamented.

There is also no word for sin in Sanskrit. Who needs a word for a
perfectly useless concept?


Really-- so where does paapa (usually pronounced as paap) in
Hindi come from? 
Doesn't it have a Sanskrit analogue of some kind?
One assumes that most words in Hindi that don't originate from
Farsi, English or Arabic--are based on/related to Sanskrit.  


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