Buddha Vacana July 30. 2555
Nakulapita said to the Lord: “Lord, I am a broken down old man, aged, I have reached the end of my days. Rarely am I able to see the Lord and the monks so worthy of respect. Therefore, let the Lord cheer and comfort me so that it will be to my welfare and happiness for a long time.”
The Lord replied: “It is true, householder, what you say is true. For one carrying about the body, to claim even a moment's health would be foolishness. Therefore, you should train yourself thinking: ‘Though my body is sick, my mind shall not be sick.’ This is how you should train yourself.”
Note. We have no excuse really to dwell in self-pity or not to practice Dhamma because we are in ill-health. We should always reach for healthy mind.