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

JKirkpatrick jkirk at spro.net
Sat Aug 28 12:49:09 MDT 2010

To think that Judaism and Buddhism share a Christian sense of
original sin would be a sin.
DL: re: śāntam pāpam, "heaven forefend that evil"---
		Better might be: "let [that] evil be pacified."
Indians don't personify 'heaven' as having agency...agents are
usually deities or demons.  I think this attempt at trans. fits
better with Indian notions of the spirit essence/origins of
evil(s), and their pacification by rituals.

Just a thought.
Joanna K.

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