On Brackets and Parentheses
- On Parentheses and Brackets
29. Being disenchanted, (his lust) fades away. Through fading away of lust
[that is, dispassion], (his mind) is liberated.
(Alagadduupama Sutta, M 1:139/22.29)
Some scholars, I'm sure, has already worked this convention out,
but let me repeat this for our mutual benefit. I've adopted the following
convention in my translations:
(Parentheses) denote an amplification, that is, additional information to
clarify the word or phrase it is attached to.
[Brackets] or square brackets denote an inherent or necessary part of a
word, phrase or sentence that gives it a complete sense.
These are illustrated in the quote above.
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