If I found a mistake in a text that you valued very highly and had learned at the feet of a Buddhist master, how would you respond if I said it needed correcting? A real life example is the Vajrasattva Mantra. In my article I showed that the commonly taught mantra is garbled and can easily be rectified, mainly by realigning word-breaks. I've also discovered a grammatical mistake in Conze's Sanskrit version of the Heart Sutra. I have a third example of a grammatical mistake in a popular text in development that I don't want to announce just yet. But I am interested in how other people respond to these kinds of dilemmas.
a. adopt the revised version on the basis that the text was corrupt and has now been corrected?
b. follow what you were taught, even if it is apparently wrong, because tradition is important?
c. some other course of action?
If you chose to adopt a corrected version, how would you raise this with the person who had taught you the text?