04 January 2007

Sanskrit Translation for Allen Ratliff

Dukkha = दुःख

Samudaya = समुदाय

Nirodha = निरोध

Magga = मग्ग

The origin of suffering is craving
=
लोभः दुःखमूलः

The path to end suffering is attainable
=
दुःखनाशस्य मार्गः अधिगम्यः

The path of the middle way leads to the end of suffering
=
मध्यममार्गः दुःखनाशकः

Believe nothing just because
=
मा विश्वसिहि केवलं हि

1. a so-called wise person said it
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केनाऽपि पंडितेन तदुक्तमिति

2. a belief is generally held
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साधारणश्रद्धास्तीति

3. it is said in ancient books
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प्राचीनग्रंथेषूक्तमिति

4. it is said to be of divine origin
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तद्दिव्यमुक्तमिति

5. someone else believes it
=
केनाऽपि तद्विश्वसितमिति

Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true
=
केवलं विश्वसिहि तद्यद् त्वया परीक्षितं सत्यमिति ज्ञातं च

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