June 07, 2015

Gautama Buddha on Impermanence


Behold this body — a painted image,
a mass of heaped up sores,
infirm, full of hankering —
of which nothing is lasting or stable!
— Gautama Buddha, Dhammapada, v. 147
Translation by Acharya Buddharakkhita

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