Dhammapada

Jaravagga ⧸ Gāthā 156

Acaritvā brahmacariyaṃ aladdhā yobbane dhanaṃ
Senti cāpā tikhittā va purāṇāni anutthunaṃ

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Old Age ⧸ Verse 156

They, who in youth have neither led the Life of Purity nor have acquired wealth, lie helplessly like arrows that have lost momentum, moaning and sighing after the past.
English translation by Daw Mya Tin. Edited by Editorial Committee, Burma Tipitaka Association Rangoon, Burma, 1986. For free distribution only, as a gift of dhamma.

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