Posted by: Upāsaka | 06/20/2015

The Ageless

171. When the Ageless exists,
What do you want with sensual pleasures,
Which are bound up with old age and death?
All births everywhere
Are inseparable from sickness and death.

This is ageless, immortal;
It is the ageless immortal state,
Without grieving or enmity,
Without obstruction, without stumbling,
Without fear and without burning.

This is immortal state
Has been attained by many,
And can be attained even today.
By anyone who applies himself,
But not by those who do not strive.

Therigatha 511-513

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  1. Love the Therigatha, great post!


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