Dhammapada

Jaravagga ⧸ Gāthā 149

Yānimāni apatthāni alāpūneva sārade
Kāpotakāni aṭṭhīni tāni disvāna rati

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Old Age ⧸ Verse 149

These dove-colored bones are like gourds that lie scattered about in autumn. Having seen them, how can one seek delight?
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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