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“The Blessed One”, is it bad translation?

I found "The Blessed One" in English translation of Suttas. Because in Buddhism blessing is not legit/proper word to use to anyone, especially Buddha need not to be blessed, is it loosely translated ...
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Is there any reference scheme for paragraph in Sutta?

Is there any reference scheme for paragraph in Sutta? How it can be presented in numerical notation? Is there any complete translation of all tipitaka into English language (not leaving any single ...
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A better translation of four elements

In English translation, the four elements are translated as Earth Fire Air Water Instead, if they are translated as below solidity - the state of being solid with hardness and softness. Heat - ...