Dhammapada

Pupphavagga ⧸ Gāthā 47

Pupphāni heva pacinantaṃ byāsattamanasaṃ naraṃ
Suttaṃ gāmaṃ mahogho va maccu ādāya gacchati

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Flowers ⧸ Verse 47

Death carries off a man who is gathering flowers and whose mind is distracted, as a flood carries off a sleeping village.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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