噶瑪巴關於曼徹斯特這個悲傷的信息

當我聽到來自於曼徹斯特這個悲傷的消息時,我為受影響的每個人禱告,我會繼續為他們祈禱。

我無法想像受到這事件影響的受害者所經歷的惘然和失去至親之痛。我只能致上最深切的哀悼,和依據佛陀對生命的教導,我嘗試分享對生命有限的理解。

生命並沒有絕對的終結、失去或死亡。生命只是基於因緣和條件,形成一連串彼此相續不斷的一個系列。

在今天的世界,我們很容易被失去和所得這些抽象概念所佔據。所以,當「生命這現象出現」的時候,我們自然會感到困惑和不安。

雖然我們覺得失去了摯愛,但事實並非如此,我們不需要用沉重的心情來令自己背負沈重的負擔。他們有形的存在可能不在,但這並不代表他們真的不存在。只是外在形態有所生滅。

對他們的記憶,他們代表什麼和他們對我們的意義,將永遠存在於我們心中,表現於我們的生活上。現在由我們去實現他們對我們所代表的一切。

因為他們就是我們,而我們就是他們。我們互相一起不曾分離。

我們可以用一點時間去思維一個事實,就究竟絕對而言,並沒有真正的失去。

雖然我們為自己的親人感到悲傷是自然不過的事情,但別讓我們陷入過度的悲痛。

同樣地,讓我們找到方法原諒所有受到強烈情緒折磨和活在極度痛苦中的人。

對所有受影響的人
我們為你們祈禱
我為你們祈禱

泰耶多傑
第十七世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴

The moment I heard the sad news from Manchester, I offered my prayers for everyone affected, and I continue to pray.

I can’t imagine the confusion and sense of loss that all those involved must be experiencing. All I can offer is my heart, and to try and share my limited understanding of life, according to Buddha’s teachings.

In life, there is no absolute end, loss or death. Life simply flows in a series of pulses, according to causes and conditions.

In today’s world, it is easy to be consumed by abstract ideas of absolute loss and absolute gain. So, when ‘life happens,’ we are naturally confused and disturbed.

While we may feel that we have absolutely lost our loved ones, the truth is, this is not the case, and we need not burden ourselves with such heavy hearts. Their physical presence may be no more, but that does not mean that they are no more. The physical form will come and go.

Their memory, what they represent and mean to us, will always be present in us, in the way that we carry ourselves in life. It is now up to us to honour them and all that they stood for.

Because they are us, and we are them. We go with each other, inseparable.

May we take a little time to meditate on the fact that, in absolute terms, there are no real losses.

Though it is natural for us to experience sadness for our loved ones, let us not overburden ourselves with sorrow.

Equally, may we find a path to forgive all those who are driven by strong afflictive emotions, and who live with great pain.

For all those affected:

We are praying for you.

I am praying for you.

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Source: http://www.karmapa.org/karmapas-prayer-manchester/

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