Sanyuktha Nikaya – Sagathavagga – Nala vagga – Upaniiyathi Suththa උපනීයති සූත්‍රය 3

Reaching

Setting at Såvatthi. Standing to one side, that devatå recited this verse
in the presence of the Blessed One:

“Life is swept along, short is the lifespan;
No shelters exist for one who has reached old age.
Discerning this danger in death, one should do
Deeds of merit that bring happiness.”

(The Blessed One:)

“Life is swept along, short is the lifespan;
No shelters exist for one who has reached old age.
Discerning this danger in death, one should drop
The world’s bait in quest of peace.”

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