Dhammapada

Jaravagga ⧸ Gāthā 147

Passa cittakataṃ bimbaṃ arukāyaṃ samussitaṃ
Āturaṃ bahusaṅkappaṃ yassa natthi dhuvaṃ ṭhiti

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Old Age ⧸ Verse 147

Just look at this body:
an adorned puppet, a mass of sores!
Yet, it is abundant with
intentions, plans, thoughts.
none of which have any permanence.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

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