Can I really practice dharma in my own language? Won't something get lost in translation? What language did the Buddha actually speak?
Dzogchen Ponlop is a teacher, a poet, visual artist and city-dweller, based in the United States for two decades.
November 4, 2010 / Rebel Buddha
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Buddha spoke Pali
The buddha never spoke. The buddha wasn’t even a man. Buddha was an instrument that transmitted vibrations depicting the colors the essence of India at that particular time and space.
Love and Compassion is the same in all languages.
What is a good translation? From studying other languages, it’s clear to me that there are always shades of meaning that the translator chooses from to convey the original thought, if possible. It’s up to each of us to use our capacity to understand. (Not just the words, but the meaning…)
he spoke from the heart. that’s my goal. always in all ways.