Itivuttaka: The Buddha’s Sayings

The Section of the Threes

77. Perishable

This was said by the Lord…

“This body, bhikkhus, is perishable, consciousness is of a nature to dissolve, and all objects of clinging are impermanent, suffering, and subject to change.”

Having known the body as perishable
And consciousness as bound to dissolve,
Having seen fear in objects of clinging,
He has gone beyond birth and death;
Having attained supreme peace,
With composed mind he bides his time.