Dhammapada

Dandavagga ⧸ Gāthā 135

Yathā daṇḍena gopālo pāceti gocaraṃ
Evaṃ jarā ca maccu ca āyuṃ pācenti pāṇinaṃ

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Punishment ⧸ Verse 135

Even as a cowherd driveth kine
To pasture with a rod,
So do old age and death
Drive the life of the living.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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