Dhammapada

Jaravagga ⧸ Gāthā 150

Aṭṭhīnaṃ nagaraṃ kataṃ maṃsalohitalepanaṃ
Yattha jarā ca maccu ca māno makkho ca ohito

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Old Age ⧸ Verse 150

This city (body) is built of bones, plastered with flesh and blood; within are decay and death, pride and jealousy.
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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