December 20, 2018 at 9:13 pm #20869
Yes. I believe that translation is good.
“are the English translations correct? Is this one of those suttas that is straightforward and sufficient as is? Or is there a deeper meaning behind the surface meaning? Does it need patiniddesa(need to be described in detail)?”
Yes to the first two and no to the last two.
It is not a deep sutta, but as you say it is an important sutta.