Posted by: Upāsaka | 12/11/2015

Sickness in Health, Death in Life

345. Now, on one occasion, the Lord, having arisen from his solitude towards evening, was seated warming his back in the westerly sunshine. Then, Venerable Ananda came to see the Lord, and while rubbing his limbs with his hands said: “Strange it is and wonderful how the skin of the Lord is no longer clear and translucent, and how all his limbs are slack and wrinkled, how his body is bent forward, and how his sense faculties and body have changed.”
“So it is, Ananda. Old age is inherent in youth, sickness in health, and death in life.”

Samyutta Nikaya V.217

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