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別讓禪修變成止痛劑

2014/03/28

別讓禪修變成止痛劑
 
我們都喜歡平和;不喜歡平和的人是一個也沒有。但如果不把它與智慧面向整合起來,我們就無法淨除心中的染污及障礙。因此,我們所能獲得的,就只有在身語意中少受點苦的平和而已。就只有這樣了,而非道上的最終成果。同樣地,如果我們想要的就只有平和,而未伴隨著慈悲與愛…等利他動機,那麼我們所有的努力就只會是自我中心的。這表示我們只會得到自我本位的平和。這變得像是阿斯匹靈一樣。禪修變成止痛劑。我們覺得:「我必須讓自己的心快樂….我的心太難掌握了…...我必須找到平和....﹝我的﹞能量這裡失衡,所以我做平和禪修。」你知道這很好,但它變成止痛劑禪修。以此方式你永遠進展不了,因為你沒有把智慧與平和結合起來,也沒有展現悲心。
 
We all like peace
 
We all like peace; there is not even a single person who doesn't like peace.  But if we do not integrate it with the wisdom aspect, we will be unable to purify the defilements in our minds and completely remove the obscurations.  Therefore, all we will achieve is a mere state of peace in which our body, speech and mind don't experience much suffering.  It will be just that and not the final fruition of the path.  In the same way, if all we want is peace and we don't accompany this with the altruistic motivation of compassion, love, and so forth, then all our efforts will be self-centered.  That means that we will gain an egotistic kind of peace. It will become like aspirin.  Meditation becomes aspirin.  We feel, ‘I must make my mind happy. . . my mind is too difficult to handle. . . I must find peace. . . [My] energy is not balanced here, so I meditate on peace.’ You know it is good, but it becomes aspirin meditation.  In that way you will never go further because you are not joining peace with wisdom and you are not expressing compassion.