菩薩的行為和菩薩的態度 / 慈悲心是我們最好的武器

3月21日

為拯救他人不要遇溺,我們必先確保自己不會遇溺。我們本身需懂得游泳。所以,如果學習游泳的背後是一種利益他人的推動(在我們的情況而言是利益有情眾生的動機),那就是菩薩行- 菩薩行為和菩薩的態度。

21 March
In order to save someone from drowning, we must first make sure that we do not drown. We have to be able to swim. So, if the act of learning how to swim is motivated by a beneficial cause (in our case, the motivation of wanting to benefit sentient beings) then it is a Bodhisattva practice – a Bodhisattva act and Bodhisattva attitude.

Karmapa

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3月24日

慈悲心是我們最好的武器

無論我們感覺到什麼形式的攻擊,身為人類的我們擁有最好的武器就是慈悲心。

這並不是說我們要不斷地雙手拱臉讓人掌摑,而是要通過耐心和我們承受一切困難時的毅力,有技巧地表達這種慈悲心。

慈悲心確實可以克服各種形式的障礙。當然,這並不代表生活會突然間起了很大的變化,或一切都變得美滿。但無論如何,通過修習慈悲心,生命會變得有意義,生存變得有意思,勇往直前或做任何事情都變得有意義。

24 March

Compassion is the best weapon we have

No matter what kind of aggression we feel, the best weapon that we have as human beings is compassion.

This doesn’t mean that we have to constantly offer our cheeks to be slapped, but instead we can very skilfully express this compassion by having great patience, by bearing all the difficulties that we might face.

Compassion can really overcome all forms of obstacles. Of course, that doesn’t mean that suddenly life radically changes and that everything is alright. But somehow, through that practice of compassion, life makes sense. It makes sense to live, it makes sense to move forward, it makes sense to do anything.

(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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