Verse 288. No Protection When Needed

No sons are there for shelter
nor father nor related folk,
one by the Death-king seized upon
in kin no shelter finds.

Explanation: When and individual is gripped by death, sons cannot protect one. Not even one’s father can shield a person from the grip of death. Nor can one’s relations come to the rescue.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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