Dhammapada

Jaravagga ⧸ Gāthā 156

Acaritvā brahmacariyaṃ aladdhā yobbane dhanaṃ
Senti cāpā tikhittā va purāṇāni anutthunaṃ

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Old Age ⧸ Verse 156

Those who in youth have not lead the holy life, or have failed to acquire wealth, lie sighing over the past, like worn out arrows (shot from) a bow.
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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