於聖雄甘地誕辰150週年和聯合國國際非暴力日,大寶法王 分享以下信息

於2019年10月2日,聖雄甘地誕辰150週年和聯合國國際非暴力日,第十七世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑分享以下信息:

親愛的法友

今天我們慶祝甘地菩薩150週年誕辰。

在甘地的生平和傳奇中有許多教導,對我們今天作反思很有裨益。

從許多方面來說,今天的人類都是處於著急狀態。隨著全球化、科技發達和其他現代發展現象,我們的專注力經常受到分散,無法知道什麼是最重要的事情。甘地過著簡樸的生活。每當他祈禱時,他只是在祈禱。每當他走路時,他只是在走路。每當他吃飯時,他就只是在吃飯。他專注在當下的覺知,而不是分心在其他事情上,是現今社會我們許多人應該學習的。他不走極端,過著謙虛、仁愛和尊重別人的生活。

這種仁愛和尊重擴展到所有人,無論他們的社會地位或背景如何。甘地與一位政治人物說話時,他是帶著仁慈和尊重。甘地在街上與一個孩子說話時,他是懷著仁愛和尊重的態度說話。作為佛教徒,我們相信任何人之間都沒有根本上的分別。甘地信奉這一信念。他七十八年的一生循從奉行平等、仁愛與真理。

還有,他以尊重所有眾生和非暴力的真理堅固思想,來推動全球性的非暴力運動,也許與今天的世界最為相關。在思想、言語和行為上實現非暴力生活,是我們今天面臨最大的挑戰之一。

正如甘地的生活一樣,真理是很簡單。簡單的生活,避免走向極端,並以仁慈的態度行事,待人如己。在靈修上有自律。通過非暴力成為真理和正義的榜樣。這些真理可以透過行為和樹立典範來實踐。歷史上沒有多少個比甘地菩薩更偉大的例子。

在這一天,當我們反思甘地這傳奇時,讓我們也可以成為真理、仁慈和非暴力的典範。

致上慈悲

第十七世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑

October 2, 2019

On 2 October 2019, the 150 year anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, and the United Nations International Day of Nonviolence, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message:

Dear dharma friends
Today we celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the birth of the Bodhisattva Gandhiji.

There are many teachings within Gandhiji’s life and legacy that are beneficial for us to reflect on today.

In many ways, humanity feels like it is in a hurry today. With the pace of globalisation, technological changes and other contemporary phenomena, we are at constant risk of getting distracted, and losing track of what is of most importance. Gandhiji lived a simple life. Whenever he prayed, he was just praying. Whenever he went for a walk, he was just walking. And whenever he ate a meal, he was just eating. His mindful awareness of the present moment, not being distracted from his task, is something that many of us in modern society may learn from. He avoided extremes, and lived a life of moderation, kindness and respect.

This kindness and respect was extended to all people, regardless of their social status or background. When Gandhiji spoke with a politician, he did so with kindness and respect. When Gandhiji spoke with a child on the streets, he did so with kindness and respect. As Buddhists, we believe that there are no fundamental differences between any human. Gandhiji lived this belief. His life was a 78 year prayer for equality, love and truth.

And it is Satyagraha, ‘holding on to truth’, the global movement of nonviolence that he sparked, born out of his belief in ahimsa (respect for all living things and the avoidance of violence), that is perhaps most pertinent today. Living a life of nonviolence, in thought, word and action, is one of our greatest challenges today.

The truth, as Gandhiji showed throughout his life, is often quite simple. To live simply. To avoid extremes and act with loving kindness. To treat all others and one would wish to be treated. To be disciplined in spiritual practice. To be an example of truth and justice through nonviolence. These truths come to life through action, through being an example. There are few greater examples and role models in history than the Bodhisattva Gandhiji.

On this day, as we reflect on the legacy of Gandhiji, may we also be examples of truth, kindness and nonviolence.

With compassion

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa(中文翻譯由本中心翻譯小組負責。若有錯漏,請見諒。節錄或載列文章內容以原文為準。)

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