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Tipitaka Sutta Pitaka Samyutta Nikaya Context of this sutta

Samyutta Nikaya II.19
Uttara Sutta
Uttara the Deva's Son
For free distribution only, as a gift of Dhamma

At Rajagaha. As he was standing to one side, Uttara the deva's son recited this verse in the Blessed One's presence:

Life is swept along,
next-to-nothing its span.
For one swept on by aging
    no shelters exist.
Perceiving this danger in death,
one should do deeds of merit
    that bring about bliss.

[The Buddha:]

Life is swept along,
next-to-nothing its span.
For one swept to old age
    no shelters exist.
Perceiving this danger in death,
one should drop the world's bait
    and look for peace.


 


Updated: 1-7-2000

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