Before finding Sutta Central I had no idea of the many issues around Buddhist texts and translation. SO for any newbies I thought I’d just show a current example.
MN2 (defilement, taints, contaminants) at Sutta Central has numerous translations of the Pali text available here
There are 3 authors available, and by reading each different rendering different aspects are brought out
@cdpatton is a member of this forum who works on translating the Chinese language texts (Agamas rather than NIkkayas). He’s just translated and published the equivalent sutta and you can read it here
Isn’t this just wonderful!
Enjoy the riches!