1. Jarā Vagga. The sixth chapter of the Devatā Samyutta. S. i.36-9.
2. Jarā Vagga. The fifth chapter of the Indriya Samyutta. S. v.216-27.
3. Jarā Vagga. The eleventh section of
1. Jarā Sutta. Once, when the Buddha was
on a visit to Sāketa, a rich brahmin and his wife, seeing him, called him their
son and ministered to him with great affection. It is said that for five hundred
births they had been the parents of the Bodhisatta. At the conclusion of a meal
the Buddha preached to them and they became Sotāpannas. After the Buddha left
Sāketa they continued to lead pious lives and became arahants before death. At
their funeral they were accorded all the honours due to arahants, and at the
conclusion of the ceremonies the Buddha, who was present, preached this sutta to
those assembled there (SnA..ii.531ff; DhA.iii.317ff; cp. -
From selfishness come grief and avarice.
The monk who lives away from the world, un-smeared by it, is independent and
becomes purified. Sn.804-813 explained at MNid.i.117ff.
2. Jarā Sutta. Righteousness remains
good even in old age; faith is a lucky stance, wisdom the jewel among men and
merit the wealth none can steal. S. i.36.
3. Jarā Sutta.Everything is subject to
decay - the eye, objects, etc. S. iv.27.
4. Jarā Sutta. The Buddha sits, one
afternoon, outside the Migāramātupāsāda, warming his limbs in the sun, and
Ananda, while chafing the Buddha's limbs with his hands, tells him that his skin
is no longer clear, his limbs are slack and his body bent. The Buddha explains
that this is but natural, old age being inherent in youth and decay and death
being inevitable. S. v.216.