September 6, 2021 at 6:09 am #35477
He is referring to the lives he had AFTER he died as King Bimbisara.
– He is just stating that to the Buddha, to let him know that he is a Sotapanna in a lower Deva realm (which could have many jatis within that Deva bhava) and hopes to attain the next stage of Nibbana, Sakadagami phala, soon.
I don’t know about other people’s translations. You need to ask him.
– Bhikkhu Sujato has done so many bad translations. Of course, translating anicca as impermanence and anatta as “no-self” are the worst.
– Another is the translation of bhikkhu as “mendicant” or “begger”. That is very bad too!