06 November 2010

Gadjah Mada's Oath

"Sira Gajah Madapatih Amangkubhumi tan ayun amuktia palapa, sira Gajah Mada : "Lamun huwus kalah nusantara isun amukti palapa, lamun kalah ring Gurun, ring Seran, Tanjung Pura, ring Haru, ring Pahang, Dompo, ring Bali, Sunda, Palembang, Tumasik, samana isun amukti palapa."


Gajah Mada, the prime minister, said he will not taste any spice. Said Gajah Mada : If Nusantara are lost, I will not taste "palapa". I will not if the domain of Gurun, domain of Seram, domain of Tanjung Pura, domain of Haru, Pahang, Dompo, domain of Bali, Sunda, Palembang, Tumasik, in which case I will not taste any spice.


A verse taken from Pararaton (the Book of Kings), titled Sumpah Palapa.
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