Dhammapada

Jaravagga ⧸ Gāthā 155

Acaritvā brahmacariyaṃ aladdhā yobbane dhanaṃ
va jhāyanti khīṇamaccheva pallale

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Old Age ⧸ Verse 155

Neither living the chaste life
nor gaining wealth in their youth,
they waste away like old herons
in a dried-up lake
depleted of fish.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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