Jaravagga ⧸ Gāthā 151

Jīranti ve rāja rathā sucittā
Atho sarīrampi jaraṃ upeti
Satañca dhammo na jaraṃ upeti
Santo have sabbhi pavedayanti

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Old Age ⧸ Verse 151

Even royal chariots
get run down,
and so does the body
succumb to old age.
But the Dhamma of the good
doesnt succumb to old age:
the good let the civilized know.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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