死亡後的延續 /接受無常

3月2日

死亡後的延續

一般來說,雖然生命結束時軀體會衰壞,但如果有一個原由的存在,他的意識卻會延續下去。很多時候,這個原因是業力、也可以是願力,但對我們大多數人來說,都是受業力所牽。

無論是基於哪種原因,原因的存在都會令意識相續流轉,所以意識在一期生命中學到或明白到的東西,都不會因為一期生命的終結而浪費或失去,它會延續至往後的生命。

#Karmapa on life after death

In general, although the body does decay at the end of one’s life, the stream of one’s consciousness goes further onwards, if there is a cause. Most of the time, there is a cause, either by karma or by aspirations, but for most of us, by karma.

Whatever the case, if there is a cause for the mind to continue its stream, then whatever that mind has learned or understood during one particular lifetime, all of that is never wasted or lost, it carries on forward.

Karmapa
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3月10日

關鍵是接受一切都在變化,意思是昨天已消失,過去的已成過去。這就是「接受無常」的意思。答案就在那裡。

為了說服自己或能夠令其他人信服這個想法,我們必須要證明、保證。如果你看看所有經驗豐富的修行人、諸佛菩薩,他們就是最佳證明。若如此也未能令你信服,那麼我將親自保證它的確實,並且不需要很長的時間。它不需要漫長世紀,不需要多少年或多少天,它就在當下。你所需要做的就是真正地接受變化、接受無常、並接受這個真理。僅需如此!

The key is to accept that everything is change, meaning yesterday is gone. The past is past. This is what ‘accepting impermanence’ means. The answer lies there.

To convince ourselves or to be able to ‘sell’ this idea, we need proof, a guarantee. If you look at all the experienced ones, actual Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, they are that very proof. But if even they are not convincing enough, then I will personally vouch that it does work, and that it does not take long. It does not take aeons, it does not take years or days even. It works right here, right now. All you have to do is truly give in to change, give in to impermanence, and give in to that truth. That’s all it takes!

(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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