The Jātaka, Volume VI
or, stories of the Buddha’s former births.
translated from the Pāli by various hands
under the editorship of
Professor E. B. Cowell.
Vol. VI. translated by
E.B. Cowell, M.A.,
Formerly Professor of Sanskrit in the University of Cambridge
W.H.D. Rouse, M.A., Litt.D.,
University Teacher of Sanskrit, and Headmaster of the Perse Grammar School
When I returned
Since the proportion of verse is very large in this book, and the verse is often obscure, scholars must be prepared to find a certain number of difficulties which I have been unable to solve. The remarks on the text accordingly are more numerous than usual: the doubtful points are indicated in the notes.
I have to thank Mr. H. T. Francis for help kindly given in many places.
I have a peculiar satisfaction in completing this labour, because in 1888 I first suggested the work to Professor Cowell. I had originally intended to carry it through myself; but circumstances modified this plan to the great advantage of the work.
last updated: November 2021