More Pali - Every few days - [C210]
Warder - Exercise 20 (page 164)
Passages for Reading 1 (Part 3 of 5)
disvaa saarathi.m aamantesi: ayam-pana samma saarathi
puriso ki.m kato,
having seen / charioteer / he addressed / this-then /
my dear / charioteer / man / why /made
On seeing this, he asked his charioteer: My dear
charioteer, why is this man like this?
kesaa pi ssa na yathaa a~n~nesa.m, kaayo pi ssa na
yathaa a~n~nesan ti.
hair / and / his / not / like / others / body / and /
his / not / like / others / (end-quote)
His hair is not like other mens, and his body is not
like other mens.
eso kho deva ji.n.no naamaa ti.
this / indeed / lord / aged / called / (end-quote)
Lord, this is called an aged man.
kim pan eso samma saarathi ji.n.no naamaa ti.
why / then / this / my dear / charioteer / aged /
called / (end-quote)
My dear charioteer, why is he called aged?
eso kho deva ji.n.no naama: na daani tena cira.m
jiivitabba.m bhavissatii ti.
this / indeed / lord / aged / called / not / then / by
which / for a long time / to live / he will be /
Lord, he is called aged because he does not have long