Saṃyutta Nikāya 1

Connected Discourses with Devatas

51. Old Age

A devatā:

“What is good until old age?
What is good when established?
What is the precious gem of humans?
What is hard for thieves to steal?”

The Blessed One:

“Virtue is good until old age;
Faith is good when established;
Wisdom is the precious gem of humans;
Merit is hard for thieves to steal.”