2014年8月24日 星期日

Great Compassion and Selflessness

大愛與無我

本文摘錄自<禪的真如世界>

要做到圓滿只有一個條件,就是「愛」一般人的愛都是以自我為中心,僅止於自己的家人或是認識的朋友;這樣的愛只是一種小愛.
舉例來說,如果把一塊石頭扔進池塘裡,水面上的波紋會一直向外擴展.「愛」也是如此,它會隨著智慧的增長而不斷向外延伸.當你的「愛」能夠從自己的家庭擴充到社會,國家,全世界,甚至與宇宙同體的時候,就是到達了禪的世界,這樣的愛就是大愛.
而此時的「我」就是「無我」,可以包容一切,因為你的心就像宇宙虛空一樣,有無量的包容心,能夠包容萬物.

The only way to achieve satisfaction is being compassionate. People usually love their family or friends. This kind of love is rather small. For instance, if we throw a stone into a pond, the ripples would keep expanding. So does be compassionate, which will expand with our growth of wisdom. When your love expand from your family, society, country, global, even to the whole universe. It achieves to the world of chan. This kind of love is great love. At that time, our “self” is “selflessness” and can embraces everything because our heart is like the universe which includes everything.

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Quoted from: http://www.zen.org.tw/web/teachings_detail.php?id=3083