November 18, 2013 WC 013

A man is not an elder

because his head is gray;

his age may be ripe,

but he is called “Old-in-vain.”

He in whom there is truth,

virtue, love, restraint, moderation,

he who is free from impurity

and is wise,

he is called an elder.

Siddhartha Gautama, from The Dhammapada

Photo by Woodland Gnome

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