रायः कलत्रं पशवः सुतादयो
गृहा मही कुंजरकोशभूतयः ।
कुर्वन्ति मर्त्यस्य कियत्प्रियं चलाः ॥
rAyaH kalatraM pashavaH sutAdayo
gRuhA mahI kunjarakoshabhUtayaH ।
sarve artha kAmAH kShaNa bhangura AyuShaH
kurvanti martyasya kiyat priyam chalAH ॥
How much can all the material pleasures like money, wife, animals, children, house, land, elephants, wealth and other such things that can be bought with money? Life itself is ephemeral, lasting for less than a second. What can these impermanent things do to make us happy?