Liberating Truth


“You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.”

活著,就是每分鐘經歷一次死亡。唯有徹底告別昨天的一切,每天才能是全新的一天。不然的話,你只是麻木活著,而麻木的心是感受不到愛和自由的。

“It is only the dull, sleepy mind that creates and clings to habit. A mind that is attentive from moment to moment – attentive to what it is saying, attentive to the movement of its hands, of its thoughts, of its feelings – will discover that the formation of further habits has come to an end.”

只有昏昏欲睡的心才會形成積習。如果每時每刻你都能以鮮活的心態,去仔細留意每個念頭、每份感覺、每句言語,以及每個手勢的話,陋習也就再無形成的機會。

“You can observe a cloud or a tree or the movement of a river with a fairly quiet mind because they are not very important to you, but to watch yourself is far more difficult because there the demands are so practical, the reactions so quick. When you are directly in contact with fear or despair, loneliness or jealousy, or any other ugly state of mind, can you look at it so completely that your mind is quiet enough to see it?”

你也許能做到靜心觀察一朵雲、一棵樹,或一條流動的河,因為它們畢竟只是身外物。觀察你自己就困難得多了,每分每秒的心理活動這么頻密,各種反應這么微妙。當你跟內心深處的恐懼、絕望、孤獨和嫉妒,或者其他任何醜惡心態短兵相接時,你能否專注端詳它,讓這顆心足夠安靜,把它看個一清二楚?

“There is an art of listening. To be able really to listen, one should abandon or put aside all prejudices and daily activities. When you are in a receptive state of mind, things can be easily understood; you are listening when your real attention is given to something. Unfortunately, most of us listen through a screen of resistance. We are screened with prejudices, whether religious or spiritual, psychological or scientific, or with our daily worries, desires and fears. And with these for a screen, we listen. Therefore, we listen really to our own noise, to our own sound, not to what is being said.”

聆聽是需要技巧的。要做到真正聆聽,你必須放下所有成見,以及一切活動。當你帶著完全開放的心態去聆聽,任何事情都變得容易理解、可以接受。可惜我們絕大多數人都隔著屏障在聽。我們的屏障是各式各樣的成見,以及日常的憂慮、慾望,和恐懼。帶著這些屏障去聽,我們聽到的只是我們自己內心的噪音,而不是對方說的話。

“The self is a problem that thought cannot resolve. There must be an awareness which is not of thought. To be aware, without condemnation or justification, of the activities of the self – just to be aware – is sufficient.” 

自我,不是一個思維能解決的問題。必須有個獨立於思維之外的意識,去留意自我的種種活動 ── 既不批判譴責,也不自圓其說 ── 只是靜靜觀察著,就足夠了。

“It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.”

是智慧給人自由,而不是努力。


~ Jiddu Krishnamurti (吉杜·克里希那穆提) ~



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