Dhammapada

Dandavagga ⧸ Gāthā 135

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

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Punishment ⧸ Verse 135

As with force the cowherds drive their cattle out to graze,
like this decay and death drive out the life from beings all.
English translation by Ven. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero. For free distribution only.

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