Other translations:

Aging, Illness and Samsara

As long as you don’t realize there is no aging in reality
The suffering of aging is inconceivably hard
If, when you’re old, you don’t remember there’s a Dharma so uplifting
That’s karmic actions from before, just catching up with you

As long as you don’t realize there is no illness in reality
The suffering of illness is inconceivably hard
And since you never know when some illness just might come and strike you down
The thing to do is practice Dharma; that is what will heal the pain

The nature of samsara is not based anywhere
You look at it, but what you find is, you cannot find it
If realized, surprise, surprise, it turns out it's nirvana
The nature of everything is the emptiness
Yogis and yoginis never try to cling to this

Under the guidance of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, translated and arranged by Jim Scott, Tenerife, April 21, 2003, Tibetan page 706 and 714. Translation copyright 2012, Jim Scott.