“This figure that is in decay,
Nest of ills perishing away,
Putrid body which does rend,
Life indeed has death at end.
A citadel that is bones erected,
In flesh and blood it is plastered,
Decay and death it does contain,
Pride and deceit hidden remain.
Even regal chariots rot away,
This body too does contain decay…"
- “Dhamma Pada – Sayings of the Buddha” , English verse in rhyme and rhythm by Dr.O.R. Medonza
To be aware of decay is to be free of all forms of moral decay which may begin through attachment to this body, that not only accelerate the biological decay already inherent within us, but contribute to the decay prevalent in society and injure the environment as well. A mind needs a body to house it – that is subject to decay and ends up in death.
- Kanages Ramesh
" Decay is inherent in all compound things, work out your emancipation with diligence. "- The Buddha
(The structure seen in the distance is the ruins of an ancient Buddhist dagoba. )
Country: Sri Lanka
“To all those who do not contribute ‘decay’”