[Jinacaritaṁ] Rouse, Duroiselle: Jinacarita (i.e. the stem form of the title); Vimalavaṁsa, Tilakasiri: Jinacaritaya (i.e. the Sinhala form of the title); Jinacaritaṁ (neuter) is the correct form for the title of the book, following the label usage of the nominative as indicated in Wijesekera's Syntax § 23. The title itself occurs nowhere in the book, but can be inferred from verses 4 & 459.01

Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa

[Nidānakathā] The titles are placed in brackets as they are not in the original. They have been included here to outline the structure of the story. The main divisions are based on the Jātaka Nidānakathā (Jā Nid).02

 

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uttamaṁ uttamaṅgena namassitvā mahesino

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nibbānamadhudaṁ Vimalavaṁsa, Tilakasiri: nibbāṇa-.03 pādapaṅkajaṁ Duroiselle: padapaṅkajaṁ.04 sajjanālinaṁ [1]

 

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mahāmohatamaṁ loke dhaṁsentaṁ dhammabhākaraṁ

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pātubhūtaṁ mahātejaṁ dhammarājodayācale [2]

 

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jantucittasare jātaṁ pasādakumudaṁ sadā

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bodhentaṁ saṅghacandañ Vimalavaṁsa, Tilakasiri: -candaṁ; Vimalavaṁsa and Tilakasiri always write niggahīta before the palatal; no further notice will be taken of this here.05-ca sīlorukiraṇujjalaṁ Vimalavaṁsa: sīlorūkiraṇ-06 [3]

 

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tahiṁ tahiṁ suvitthiṇṇaṁ jinassa caritaṁ hitaṁ

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pavakkhāmi samāsena sadānussaraṇatthiko Rouse: -ssarana-.07 [4]

 

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paṇītaṁ taṁ sarantānaṁ dullabham-pi Duroiselle: dullabhaṁ pi; Duroiselle always writes the sandhi before pi in this way, here I prefer to write the labial. To save a profusion of notes no further notice will be made of these changes.08 sivaṁ padaṁ

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adullabhaṁ bhave bhogapaṭilābhamhi Vimalavaṁsa, Tilakasiri: -lābhamhī.09 kā kathā? [5]

 

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tasmā taṁ bhaññamānaṁ me cittavuttapadakkamaṁ

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sundaraṁ madhuraṁ suddhaṁ sotusotarasāyanaṁ [6]

 

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sotahatthapuṭā sammā gahetvāna nirantaraṁ

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ajarāmaram-icchantā sādhavo paribhuñjatha [7]