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The Daily Dharma – May 1, 2021

Lilacs surrounding the base of a gray and violet colored vase composed against a yellow ochre background.

Death overtakes the person

Who gathers flowers

When with distracted and thirsty senses

He searches vainly for happiness

In the pleasures of the world.

Death fetches him away

As a flood carries off a sleeping village.

The Dhammapada

Chapter: Flowers

Lilacs, Lavender Vase Painting Seamus Berkeley