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乡下人和他的城里妻子——佛教故事

(2008-04-13 12:17:19)
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Country Man and City Wife 乡下人和他的城里妻子

乡下人和他的城里妻子——佛教故事
之水 译
The moral is: Understanding relieves anger.
这个故事告诉我们:谅解有助于消除怒火。

 

[Adultery]通奸

Once upon a time, there was a well-known teacher who taught in and around Benares. He had over 500 students. One of these was from the distant countryside. Knowing little about the ways of city folks, he fell in love with a Benares girl and married her. After the marriage he resumed his studies with the famous teacher. But he started missing classes, sometimes staying away for two or three days at a time.

从前,有位远近闻名的老师在贝拿勒斯传授知识。他有五百多个学生。其中有一个学生来自边远的乡村。他一点不了解城里人,却爱上一个贝拿勒斯女孩并和她结婚。婚后,他继续跟随那位名师学习。但他开始缺课,有时两三天都不去。

 

His wife was used to doing whatever she wanted. Even though she was married to the student, she was not loyal and faithful. She still had secret boy friends.

他的妻子总是为所欲为。尽管她嫁给了这名学生,可她对丈夫并不忠诚。私下里她还有情人。

 

It just so happened that after she had been with a boy friend, she acted very humble with her husband. She spoke softly and tried very hard to please him. But on other days, when she had done nothing wrong, she was rude and domineering. She yelled at her husband and nagged him. This drove the man crazy. He was completely confused by how differently she acted from one day to the next.

只有当她与情人鬼混之后,她会在丈夫面前表现得很恭顺,柔声细语的,尽力地取悦他。而在她没有犯错的日子里,她就无理取闹,高高在上,对他大吼大叫,抱怨个不停。这让他发狂。他完全弄不懂为什么她的态度会一天一个样儿。

 

The countryman was so disturbed that he stayed away from classes. And while he remained home he discovered that his city wife was unfaithful. He was upset that he missed school for seven or eight days.

乡下人苦恼得无心上课。而当他回家时他发现妻子对他不忠。他心烦意乱,便连续七八天都不去学校。

 

When he finally showed up, the famous teacher asked, "Young man, you have been away so long. What was the matter?" He replied, "Sir, my wife is cheating on me very much, and acts as humble as a servant. But on other days she is arrogant and domineering, rough and rude. I can't figure her out. I don't know what to do or where to go for help. That's why I couldn't attend your classes."

他一露面,老师就问他:“年轻人,你缺课这么久,出什么事了?”他回答:“先生,我的妻子对我完全不忠,有时对我谦恭得象个仆人,其他日子又傲慢无理、专横跋扈。我迷惑啊。我不知道要怎么做,该去哪里寻求帮助。这就是我缺课的原因。

 

The teacher said, "Young man, don't worry. Rivers can be bathed in by anyone, rich or poor. Highways too are open to all. Generous people build roadside rest houses to gain merit, and anyone can sleep there. Likewise, all are welcome to take water from the village well.

老师说:“年轻人,别担心哪。无论贫富,谁都可以去河里洗浴。大路朝天,各走一边。慷慨的人在路边建客栈获得赞赏。任何人都可以去那里睡觉。同理,所有的人都能随意从村井里取水。”

 

"So too, there are some women who won't be faithful to one man. They love to keep their secret boy friends. That's just the way some people are. It's hard to understand why they act the way they do. But why get angry about what you cannot change?

“这跟有些女人不会忠诚于一个男人的道理相同啊。她们喜欢有秘密的情人。这仅仅是一些人的作为而已。你很难弄得明白他们为何这样。但你何苦为无法改变的事恼怒呢?”

 

"On the days when your wife has been with a boy friend, those are the days she acts meek and mild. But on the days when she has done nothing wrong, those are the days she acts rough and rude. That's just the way some people are. So why get angry about what you cannot change?

“你的妻子跟情人会面后会表现得温顺谦恭。而她没有做错事时,又显得粗暴无礼。这只是一些人的行为方式罢了。而你何苦为无法改变的事生气呢?”

 

"Accept her the way she is. Treat her in the same understanding way, whether she is kind or mean to you. Why get angry about what you cannot change?"

“接受她的行为方式。不管她对你是好是坏,都一如继往地谅解她。为什么要为你无法改变的事气愤呢?”

 

"The student from the countryside followed the famous teacher's advice. His city wife’s behaviour no longer upset him. And when she realised that her actions were no longer secret, she gave up her boyfriends and changed her ways.

这个来自乡村的学生听从了老师的建议。他不再为妻子的行为烦恼。而当他妻子知道丈夫清楚自己的所做所为,便放弃了情人,修正了自己的行为。

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