你的不快樂、不順遂,不是因為你的人生處境,是因為你「內在干擾機制」。你心智的制約,反應你的痛苦感受,歸因於外在的一切,並非是真理。怨苦,造成你的苦難;人會受苦,是因為自己一直在「怨苦」,因而 「願苦心成」。讓自己一直受苦的心願終於成真。


悟後起修開悟容易持悟難

        一個靈魂的重生,是由自己選擇並得以實現,是自動經由行為或是遵守教義產生。此外,靈性上的回復並不是一次的頓悟,是上上下下、持續不斷的過程。這是一種持續接受上主恩典的生活方式,有意識的融入並帶著覺衣。有一些人因為個人「懺悔」和「重生」體驗是如此深刻,以致於他們無法想像別人有不同的體驗,甚至有許多宗派信仰是環繞著強烈「個人頓悟」建立的。分享信念是值得讚揚的,但是,一個巨大的錯誤是在於沒有了解:

        即使是極好的成見也不能強迫別人相信,要尊重自由意志。

        強制信仰的宗教團體,對一個尚未了解真理的生命也無法解救。自由意志同意授權,神性的力量才能介入,自由意志永遠是救贖或危機的一個關鍵點。批判、分離、錯誤的創造自己是個人的選擇。現在,是讓每一個人認出這錯誤的時候了,並且,透過「愛」去找尋他自己回歸「真我」的途徑。


        有一些人誤認為苦難是來自「祂」的懲罰,苦難並不是「祂」的復仇,但根據宇宙的律法,以及因果關係的後果,「種瓜得瓜,種豆得豆」這概念有其真實性。不幸的,許多人受苦是因為:「他們對於這些苦難前景的信心過於對實相的祝福。」

There are some who mistakenly believe that suffering is a punishment from God. In regard to universal law, and as a consequence of cause and effect, there is truth to the idea that one reaps what has been sown, although it is not through God’s vengeance. Tragically, many people suffer because they have more faith in the prospect of pain than in the reality of blessing.

        那些經歷苦難生活的人們覺得:「困境至少是一件可依賴的事物,任何預期總比什麼都沒有來得好」。他們的父母親受苦,而且在這之前他們的祖父母也受苦,這遺留了一種愛在那痛苦的傳統上。有一些人真的喜愛他們的苦難,因為,那是他們與自己所珍愛的人之間,最強而有力的聯繫。對於某些人而言,在苦難中存活下來已成為他的自尊和成就的基礎,重點是當「愛」與「苦難」之間有了依附,這聯繫是會自我延續的。

Those who have experienced a life of suffering feel that hardship is at least one thing on which to rely—that any prediction is better than none. Their parents suffered, and their grandparents suffered before that, which bestows a kind of love upon that painful tradition. Some people have actually come to love their suffering, for it is the strongest bond to be shared with those who are dear to them. For some, surviving misfortune has become a person’s basis for accomplishment and self-esteem. The point is, when there is an attachment between love and suffering, the bond is self- perpetuating. 

你是你所愛的

As you love, so you are! 

        相反的,有一些人相互製造苦難,因為他們促成了一種環境,控制和支配皆是苦難的威脅一部分。他們創造了一種指望,並利用苦難作為手段的環境。最終,他們將會落入自己所設計的陷阱和意圖,並且,承受他們自己所營造的全部苦難。大多數的苦難發生是因為:「人類並不明白自己擁有祝福生命的權利。」

To the contrary, some people suffer reciprocally, because they have contributed to an environment in which the threat of suffering is part of control and dominance. They have created the kind of environment that expects and utilizes suffering for leverage. Eventually, they will fall prey to their own designs and intentions, and receive their own full measure of suffering. Most suffering occurs because humankind does not know that it has a right to the blessings of life. 

        你不必勉強接受傷害、失望、痛苦、困惑,或是沮喪。此外,當你尋求祝福,你神聖的盟約將會展現那尚未揭示的部分。如同我曾告訴你的,造物主以喜悅寫下你的盟約。那些執迷於苦難的人並不容易找到自己真正的目標。當你尋求祝福時,你會找到你生存的理由。尋求祝福並期盼它們;感恩並明白它們是你可請求的權利。

You do not have to settle for hurting, disappointment, pain, confusion, or depression. Moreover, when you seek blessings, the rest of your sacred contract will unfold. As I told you, the Creator has written your covenant in joy. Those who are obsessed with suffering do not easily find their true purpose. It is when you seek blessings that you find your reason for living. Seek blessings and expect them; be grateful and know they are yours for the asking. 

你有權利在生命裡做自己的決定。

You have the right to make your own decisions in life.

        一個決定不只包括你選擇要擁有的,還包括你想拒絕的,沒有別人可以為你作決定。

A decision involves not only what you choose to have, but also what you intentionally decline. No one else can do that for you.”

 

        — Love Without End


        開悟容易,持悟難;往往知道,但卻做不到,漸漸被烏雲籠蓋,掉到不知道,並受困在裡面。你的不快樂、不順遂,不是因為你的人生處境,是因為你「內在干擾機制」。你心智的制約,反應你的痛苦感受,歸因於外在的一切,並非是真理。怨苦,造成你的苦難;人會受苦,是因為自己一直在「怨苦」,因而 「願苦心成」,讓自己一直受苦的心願終於成真。

        習慣去批判、分離、錯誤的創造自己,不去尊重他人的自由意志,認為極好強迫別人相信,將會落入自己所設計的陷阱和意圖,並承受自己所營造的全部苦難。那些去控制、所求並執迷於苦難的人並不容易找到自己真正的目標;當你尋求祝福時(Seek blessings),你會找到你生存的理由,尋求祝福並期盼它們。

當向內的柔軟找到了秘密的傷口,
痛苦自己將會破裂岩石,「啊」!
讓靈魂呈現。

When inward tenderness finds the secret hurt,
pain itself will crack the rock and ah!
let the soul emerge. 

— 魯米 Rumi


資料來源

  • Glenda Green, 2011. Love Without End.

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