The former president of the Pāli Text Society, Kenneth Roy Norman (1925–2020) was a Cambridge professor famous for his precise, literal translations of Pāli texts.

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although the Buddha took over some of the terminology of Brahmanical Hinduism, he gave it a new Buddhist sense. The change of meaning is almost always a result of the fact that the Brahmanical terms were used in a framework of ritualism, while the Buddha invested them with a moral and ethical sense.