Dhammapada

Dhammatthavagga ⧸ Gāthā 260

Na tena thero hoti yenassa palitaṃ siro
Paripakko vayo tassa moghajiṇṇo ti vuccati

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The Just ⧸ Verse 260

A monk is not an elder because his head is gray. He is but ripe in age, and he is called one grown old in vain.
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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