Dhammapada

Sahassavagga ⧸ Gāthā 113

Yo ca vassasataṃ jīve apassaṃ udayavyayaṃ
Ekāhaṃ jīvitaṃ seyyo passato udayavyayaṃ

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The Thousands ⧸ Verse 113

If one should live an hundred years
Not seeing origin and end,
Better to him were life one day,
When seeing origin and end.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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