Friday, 17 February 2017

《人生經歷》 Life Experience

人一生的經歷,概括起來就是:緣會即現,緣滅即散。因緣到了,不想經歷也得經歷,因緣盡了,想留也留不住。見多識廣也好,閱歷簡單也好,實在都是各人的因緣,談不上絕對的好與壞。若能把多看世態炎涼得來的那份睿智、簡單生活養成的那份單純安靜用在學佛上,就都是覺悟的助緣。

Life can be summarised in such a way, that whatever we encounter depends on the conjunction and dispersion of causes and conditions. Once the effect of certain causes and conditions ripens, we have no choice but to bear the fruit; once the causes and conditions are exhausted, we cannot keep its effect even if we want. Subject to our individual karmic connections, some of us experience a lot while others do not. Either way it is neither good nor bad in absolute terms. Any life experience can be conducive to spiritual enlightenment, if we can apply what we have – insights gained through rich experience or serenity cultivated by simple life – to Buddhist learning and practice.

中文原文:希阿榮博堪布著作《透過佛法看世界》
英文翻譯:希阿榮博堪布facebook