Reflection On The Loss of Loved Ones
Dhaññan dhanan rajatan jātarūpan - Pariggahan cāpi yadatthi kincī
Valued possessions and whatever property there is, servants, employees
Dāsā kammakarā pessā - Yecassa anujīvino
and all dependents ….
Sabban ādāya gantabban - sabban nikkhippa gāminan
….. all these have to be left behind when going beyond.
Yanca karoti kāyena - Vācāya uda cetasā
But whatever one does through deed, word or thought….
Tanhi tassa sakan hoti - tanca ādāya gacchati
…. that alone belongs to him, that alone he takes with him and that alone
Tancassa anugan hoti - chāyāva anapāyini
follows him like his shadow.
Sabbe sattā marissanti - maranantan hi jīvitam
All living beings die. Life ends in death.
Yathā kamman gamissanti - puñña pāpa phalupagā
Beings fare according to their deeds, reaping the harvest of their deeds, meritorious or otherwise.
Nirayan pāpakammantā - puññakammā ca suggatin
Those who commit demeritorious deeds go to woeful states
and those who do meritorious deeds attain blissful states.
Tasmā kareyya kalyānan - nicayan samparāyikan
Therefore, let one always accumulate good deeds for future life in the next world.
Puññāni paralōkasmin - patitthā honti pāninanti
Meritorious deeds sustain one’s own life in the future.
The fascinating process of human decomposition