Like massive boulders, mountains pressing against the sky, moving in from all sides, crushing the four directions, so aging and death come rolling over living beings: noble warriors, brahmans, merchants, workers, outcastes, & scavengers. They spare nothing. They trample everything.
Here elephant troops can hold no ground, nor can chariots or infantry, nor can a battle of wits or wealth win out.
So a wise person, seeing his own good, steadfast, secures confidence in the Buddha, Dhamma, & Sangha.
One who practices the Dhamma in thought, word, & deed, receives praise here on earth and after death rejoices in heaven.
What do you think?
Is the lack of saṃvegaṃ the root cause of not striving after benefical deeds of merits and the path? Is not seeing "dukkha' the cause why the prince in the palast does not really act?
Or do you think that pasada, or such as possible further pleasure, is the root of the sequence at the first place?
And what does the Buddha's insight into dependig co-arising, cause and effect, teaches about that?
[Note: This is a gift of Dhamma, not meant for commercial purpose or other low wordily gains by means of trade and exchange.]