人类只有一种灾难,那就是无知
发布日期:2018-06-08 09:00

Those happenings we often call calamities, Sadhguru says, are simply natural processes of life and Mother Earth. Here, he reveals the only true calamity, as well as its one solution.

那些经常被我们称作灾难的事情,萨古鲁说,只不过是生命和地球母亲在自然进程中正常会发生的。在这里,他揭露了那唯一的、真正的灾难是什么,以及它的解决之道。

Question: Why do natural calamities happen. Is it karma?

问:为什么会发生自然灾难,这是业力吗?

 

Sadhguru: What is a calamity? When something causes a certain level of pain and suffering and disrupts life from its flow in a big way, that is a calamity. In 2004, when the tsunami happened, Isha was among the first to respond. Within about twenty-six hours, we were there with our medical trucks. We were among the first teams there with vaccinations and medical help, food and clothing.

萨古鲁:什么是灾难?当事情造成某种程度的痛苦和磨难,并且大规模地干扰了生活,这就叫灾难。2004年海啸发生时,Isha是最早做出反应的机构之一:差不多26小时之内,我们的医疗卡车就到现场了。我们是第一批带着疫苗等医疗援助以及食品衣物到现场的救援队伍。

 

Many thousands of people died. For me, that was not the calamity. For me, those thousands of people’s families who lost their dear ones, who lost their homes, those people who would have sat in the comfort of their home were sitting on the street side – that’s a calamity. Human suffering is a calamity. I don’t think death is a calamity. Death is a natural process.

上万的人丧失了生命。对我来说,那不叫作灾难。对我来说,那些上万的死者的家人们——他们失去了亲人,失去了家园,原本该坐在舒适的家中、现在却坐在街边——那才是灾难。人类的痛苦是灾难。我不认为死亡是灾难,死亡是一个自然过程。

 

No Room for Mother Earth

没有余地留给地球母亲

What are considered as natural calamities – earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis – these are also natural processes that have always been happening on this planet. These natural processes have suddenly become calamities simply because human beings are in the way wherever you go. There is no room for Mother Earth to even stretch herself. If she stretches herself, we call it an earthquake. If she vents her hot air, we call it a volcano. If a big wave comes, we call it a tsunami. All these things are wonderful phenomena in nature. They are very much a part of the evolutionary process of the Earth as a planet, as it rearranges and evolves itself into different states. It is only because of excessive human population on the planet that we think they are calamities.

被视为自然灾难的地震、火山爆发、海啸,这些同样也是在这个星球上一直发生着的自然过程。这些自然现象突然间变成了灾难,只是因为人类处处都在挡道,没有留出余地给地球母亲去伸展她自己。如果地球伸展了一下她自己,我们称之为地震。如果她放出热空气,我们叫它火山爆发。如果一个大浪来到,我们视之为海啸。所有这些现象都是自然中的奇观,它们属于地球作为一个星球在进化过程中的一部分,当地球重组进化自己、进入新的阶段时就会发生。只是因为这个星球上人口过多才使得我们认为它们是灾难。

 

If you want to understand to what extent this population is excess – at the beginning of twentieth century, we were only 1.6 billion people. Today we are 7.2 billion people. We are projected to become 9.6 billion by 2050. That is the calamity. Population is not God-given. It is produced by us. We had better admit it. So when calamities happen, we must not look up. We must look at ourselves – what we are doing to this world and above all, to ourselves. 

如果你想了解一下人口超量的程度——20世纪初,我们仅有16亿人口,今天我们有72亿人口,到2050年我们预计会有96亿人口,这叫作灾难。人口不是上帝给的,是我们生产的,这一点我们最好承认。所以当灾难发生时,我们不要抬头看天,我们必须看向自己——我们对这个世界正在做些什么,尤其是对我们自己做了些什么。

The Only Calamity

唯一的灾难

Human ignorance, human inability to understand life – the possibilities, limitations and the ultimate nature of life – this ignorance is the biggest calamity. There is only one calamity – that is ignorance. And there is only one solution – that is enlightenment. The only solution is for one to seek to know the nature of life. And there is no other place for him to know than through himself.

人类的无知,人类无法理解生命——生命的可能性、局限和终极本质——这种无知是最大的灾难。只有一种灾难——那就是无知。只有一种解决之道——那就是了悟。这唯一的解决之道是去探寻和了知生命的本质。而除了通过他自己,没有其他地方可以让一个人了知生命。

 

What is termed “self-knowledge” is not something that someone seeks in some Himalayan caves. If you want to handle life well, it is important that you know it well. The better you know it, the better you can handle it. If you know this piece of life absolutely from its origin to its ultimate, there will be no calamity in your life. You will be able to go through every stage and every process of life gracefully.  

被称为“自我认知”的东西不是人们要到喜马拉雅山洞去寻求的。如果你想成功地把握人生,那么重要的是你要了解它。你对它了解越透彻,你就越能把握它。如果你对于这个生命的起源到终结都完全彻底地了解,你的生命就不会有灾难。你将优雅地经历人生的每一个阶段和每一个历程。

 

Love&Grace,

Sadhguru

爱与恩典

萨古鲁

 

 

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