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Meditation 冥想

(2010-04-14 13:59:08)
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Meditation 冥想

Questioner: All teachers advise to meditate. What is the purpose of meditation?
问:所有导师建议冥想。冥想的目的何在?

Maharaj: We know the outer world of sensations and actions, but of our inner world of thoughts and feelings we know very little.

咱们知道外间的感觉及行动,但源於内在的感想甚少认识。

The primary purpose of meditation is to become conscious of, and familiar with, our inner life.

冥想的主要目的是觉知及熟识吾等内在的生命。

The ultimate purpose is to reach the source of life and consciousness.

最终目的是回溯生命意识之源。

Incidentally practice of meditation affects deeply our character.

冥想的修持会意外但深切地影响个性。

We are slaves to what we do not know; of what we know we are masters.

人可以甘心作无明的奴隶;也可以破迷开悟复原为主。

Whatever vice or weakness in ourselves we discover and understand its causes and its workings, we over-come it by the very knowing; the unconscious dissolves when brought into the conscious.

自我的任何陋习或弱点咱们当理解其原因及运作,知错能改;无意识当进入意识便即融化。

The dissolution of the unconscious releases energy; the mind feels adequate and become quiet.

无意识的销融释放出能量,头脑便感到充裕及变得安宁。

Q: What is the use of a quiet mind?

安心何用?

M: When the mind is quiet, we come to know ourselves as the pure witness.

当心安理得,咱们当知自身为纯粹的观照。

We withdraw from the experience and its experiencer and stand apart in pure awareness, which is between and beyond the two.

咱们从经验与经验者抽离。知幻即离、不作方便、离幻即觉、亦无渐次。

The personality, based on self-identification, on imagining oneself to be something: ‘I am this, I am that’, continues, but only as a part of the objective world. Its identification with the witness snaps.

基于自我认同将自己想像为「我是这个、那个」的个性仍然继续,但只当是客观世界的一部份。对象与观照的认同释然断裂。

Q: As I can make out, I live on many levels and life on each level requires energy.

如我所知、我生活在多个层面而每个层面的生命均需要能量。

The self by its very nature delights in everything and its energies flow outwards.

自我的天性喜欢各种事物而能量则向外流动。

Is it not the purpose of meditation to dam up the energies on the higher levels, or to push them back and up, so as to enable the higher levels to prosper also?

冥想的目的莫非将能量聚集于上层,或者将下游的能量逆推而上,好让上层得以繁荣?

M: It is not so much the matter of levels as of gunas (qualities).

与其说是层面还不如心性较为妥当。(即 tamas-惰性;rajas-激性;sattwa-悦性)

Meditation is a sattvic activity and aims at complete elimination of tamas (inertia) and rajas (motivity).

冥想是种愉悦的活动,(通过自主神经无为而为的调适) 同时彻底消除钝性及激性(倦怠及燥动)。

Pure sattva (harmony) is perfect freedom from sloth and restlessness.

纯然的愉悦(和谐)是离诸疲惫及不安而得到完美的自由。

Q: How to strengthen and purify the sattva?

该如何强化及净化悦性?

M: The sattva is pure and strong always.

悦性素来纯净和茁壮。
(与sattva恰好相反的是躁郁症(bipolar disorder)一种周期性情绪过度高昂或低落的倾向)

It is like the sun. It may seem obscured by clouds and dust, but only from the point of view of the perceiver.

像太阳一样。它彷佛被云尘所蒙蔽,但那不过是见者所见。

Deal with the causes of obscuration, not with the sun.

(比如眼翳)需要治理的是障碍的成因,而非太阳。

Q: What is the use of sattva?

悦性(怡然自得)有什么用?

M: What is the use of truth, goodness, harmony, beauty? They are their own goal.

真理、良善、融洽、美感有何用?它们本身不就是目标。

They manifest spontaneously and effortlessly, when things are left to themselves, are not interfered with, not shunned, or wanted, or conceptualised, but just experienced in full awareness, such awareness itself is sattva.

它们怡然率性的表现,当无为而治、事情不受干扰、逃避、欲求或概念化,而只是全心全神地体验,这觉知本身就是悦性的体现。

It does not make use of things and people — it fulfils them.

它(怡然自得)并不利用任何人物来满足自己。

Q: Since I cannot improve sattva, am I to deal with tamas and rajas only? How can I deal with them?

既然我不能够改善悦性,我是否只可以治理钝性和激性?我该如何治理它们?

M: By watching their influence in you and on you.

籍着观察它们于你身心内外的影响。

Be aware of them in operation, watch their expressions in your thoughts, words and deeds, and gradually their grip on you will lessen and the clear light of sattva will emerge.
觉察它们的运作,观看它们在你思想言行方面的表露,遂渐其于你的控制便减弱,而清明的悦性即如泉涌。

It is neither difficult, nor a protracted process; earnestness is the only condition of success.

它既不困难、亦不冗长;成就的唯一条件是诚恳。

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