Dhammapada

Jaravagga ⧸ Old Age

  1. Ko nu hāso kimānando niccaṃ pajjalite satWhat laughter, why joy,
  2. Passa cittakataṃ bimbaṃ arukāyaṃ samussitaLook at the beautified image,
  3. Parijiṇṇamidaṃ rūpaṃ roganiḍḍhaṃ pabhaṅguraWorn out is this body,
  4. Yānimāni apatthāni alāpūneva sāradOn seeing these bones
  5. Aṭṭhīnaṃ nagaraṃ kataṃ maṃsalohitalepanaA city made of bones,
  6. Jīranti ve rāja rathā sucittEven royal chariots
  7. Appassutāyaṃ puriso balivaddo va jīratThis unlistening man
  8. Anekajāti saṃsāraṃ sandhāvissaṃ anibbisaThrough the round of many births I roamed
  9. Gahakāraka diṭṭho si puna gehaṃ na kāhasHouse-builder, youre seen!
  10. Acaritvā brahmacariyaṃ aladdhā yobbane dhanaNeither living the chaste life
  11. Acaritvā brahmacariyaṃ aladdhā yobbane dhanaNeither living the chaste life

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