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

He is not a thera just because his head is grey; he who is ripe only in years is called "one grown old in vain."
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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