Yoga Vasistha in Poem

Chapter One

6h. Old Age

Dissatisfaction of youth brings old age
How cruel indeed is this life
Just as the wind tosses a dew drop
Old age mercilessly destroys the body
As a drop of poison enters the body
And begins to thoroughly consume it
Senility enters representing old age
Making one a laughing stock for all
Unable to satisfy desires in old age
But desires continue to grow
Too late he begins to self-inquire
Too late to change life's course
Senility is the royal attendant
Weakness an invitation to death
Rare are those without enemies
Rarer those unaffected by senility


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