kalasya duhita kacit
tri-lokim varam icchati
paryatanti na barhisman
kalasya—of formidable Time; duhita—the daughter; kacit—someone; tri-lokim—within the three worlds; varam—husband; icchati—desiring; paryatanti—traveling all over the universe; na—never; barhisman—O King Pracinabarhisat; pratyanandata—accepted her proposal; kascana—anyone.
My dear King Pracinabarhisat, at this time the daughter of formidable Time was seeking her husband throughout the three worlds. Although no one agreed to accept her, she came.
In due course of time, when the body becomes old and practically invalid, it is subject to jara, the sufferings of old age. There are four basic kinds of suffering—birth, old age, disease and death. No scientist or philosopher has ever been able to make a solution to these four miserable conditions. The invalidity of old age known as jara is figuratively explained here as the daughter of Time. No one likes her, but she is very much anxious to accept anyone as her husband. No one likes to become old and invalid, but this is inevitable for everyone.
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