Verses On Birth, Ageing, Sickness & Death
Already born for many years,
soon forgotten is birth’s suffering,
not liberating from the cycle of births and deaths,
in the next life again suffering.
With human life’s impermanence,
not necessarily able to age much,
after birth is ageing,
the more aged with more suffering.
Birth and ageing are like sicknesses,
to this adding, of body and mind,
each having many sicknesses,
with pain and suffering.
Attached to life and fearful of death,
not severing, continually reborn,
this is the major sickness,
that needs the Dharma to cure its suffering.