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by Kurt
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Authenticity of Scriptures?
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Authenticity of Scriptures?

@DootDoot: You write you are versed in Pali. How do you know, after 2500 years that it is the same Pali or whatever the language was, you are reading nowadays? Further you are claiming to be so wise, so you approve the scriptures. So you mastered the Abhidhamma or other difficult scriptures in Pali ...
by Kurt
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Authenticity of Scriptures?
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Authenticity of Scriptures?

It is claimed 500 years after the Buddha‘s demise texts were written down. Very probable changes took place here already. What ensures the authenticity of the scriptures 2000 years later? Languages are changing drastically over time, also when translated into other languages. How is this taken into ...