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Re: Theos-World The Secret Doctrine

Nov 26, 2002 02:46 AM
by Frank Reitemeyer

>into Hebrew as well, like Manvantara was translated as *period of action*,

Etzion, first my congratulations for your heavy task to translate the SD
into Hebrew. It was new to me that so far no Hebrew edition exists.
But please let the technical terms as they are. Terms like Manvantara,
karma, mahatmas, pralaya are not being translated into French or German
A Sanskrit term is a Sanskrit term for a European or American student as
well as for a Jewish student.
One reason is that this terminology which comes from the old original
sources helps all students worldwide to communicate and understand and
reduces misunderstandings, another reason is that neither Hebrew, nor
French, nor German or English etc. have actually equal terms for the
Sanskrit words.
Any translation is a loss and our theosophical technical terms have a life
of its own.

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