Not Mine

“Maranenapi tam pahiyati
yam puriso mamidanti mannati.

Etampi viditva pandito,
na mamattaya
nametha mamako.

“At death, a person abandons
what one construes as mine.
Realizing this, the wise
shouldn’t incline
to be devoted to mine.”

~ The Buddha from the Sutta Nipata, 4:812
(translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu)

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