Pali - Every few days - [C286]
- Pali - Every few days - [C286]
Warder - Exercise 21 (page 176)
Passages for Reading 3 (Part 5 of 5)
eva.m vutte cattaaro Mahaa-raajaa ta.m bhikkhu.m etad
thus / said / four / great-kings / this / monk / thus
When this was said, the Four Great Kings replied to
mayam pi kho, bhikkhu, na jaanaama yatth ime cattaaro
mahaabhuutaa aparisesaa nirujjhanti, seyyathiida.m
pa.thavii-dhaatu aapo-dhaatu tejo-dhaatu
we / too / indeed / monk / not / we know / where /
these / four / great elements / without remainder /
cease / namely / earth-element / water-element /
fire-element / air-element
Monk, we also do not know where these four great
elements, that is, the earth, water, fire, and air
elements, cease without remainder.
atthi kho bhikkhu Taavati.msaa naama devaa amhehi
abhikkanta-taraa ca pa.niita-taraa ca.
there are / indeed / monk / the thirty-three / named /
devas / than us / advanced-more / and / excellent-more
There are, monk, the Thirty-Three devas, who are more
advanced and excellent than us.
te kho eva.m jaaneyyu.m yatth ime cattaaro
mahaabhuutaa aparisesaa nirujjhantii ti.
they / indeed / thus / would know / where / these /
four / great elements / without remainder / cease /
Indeed they would know where these four great elements
cease without remainder.