Monday, December 2, 2013

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 02, 2013

Appaṃ vata jīvitaṃ idaṃ!
Oraṃ vassasatāpi miyyati,
yo cepi aticca jīvati,
atha kho so jarasāpi miyyati.

How short this life!
You die this side of a century,
but even if you live past,
you die of old age.

Sutta Nipāta 4.810

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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