Dhammapada

Jaravagga ⧸ Gāthā 148

Parijiṇṇamidaṃ rūpaṃ roganiḍḍhaṃ pabhaṅguraṃ
Bhijjati pūtisandeho maraṇantaṃ hi jīvitaṃ

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Old Age ⧸ Verse 148

Fully worn out is this body, a nest of disease, and fragile. This foul mass breaks up, for death is the end of life.
English translation © 1985 Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka. From The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita.

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