莲花的象征意义
发布日期:2016-10-01 14:42

Sadhguru looks at the symbolism of the lotus flower in yoga and spirituality, and explains how imbibing its quality can help us blossom in the world.

萨古鲁谈到莲花在瑜伽和灵性中的象征意义,并诠释了如何去汲取它的品质以帮助我们在这个世界盛放。

Sadhguru: In the yogic terminology, the different dimensions of perception are always symbolized as different types of lotuses. The seven fundamental chakras within the body are symbolized by seven different types of lotuses.

萨古鲁:在瑜伽术语中,不同种类的莲花总是用于象征感知的不同维度。身体内的七个基础的脉轮就是由七种莲花来象征的。

 

Dealing with Filth 

对付污秽

We have always used the lotus flower as a symbolism because a lotus flower grows best wherever the slush is thick. Wherever the water is dirty and filthy, that is where it grows best. This is the way life is. Wherever you go in the world, and even within your own mind, there is all kinds of filth, isn’t it? Anybody who claims he doesn’t have it has either not looked at himself or is not being straight because the mind is not yours. It has taken in everything that you are exposed to. You have a discretion about how you use it, but nobody has the discretion about what you have in your mind. You do not have any discretion about the content of the mind. You have discretion about what context you use the mind in, that’s all. There is all kinds of filth in the world and all that filth naturally enters the mind.

我们一直用莲花来做象征,因为莲花生长得最好的地方是在淤泥深处。哪里的水肮脏污浊,它就在哪里长得最好。生活也就是这样。无论你去世界的任何地方,还是只是在自己的头脑中,都能找到各式各样的肮脏,不是吗?如果有人否认,那要么是他没有审视过自己,要么是他不直说,因为头脑其实并非你的—你所触碰到的任何东西都会在头脑中留下印记。你可以决定如何使用你的头脑,然而没有人可以决定自己头脑里的内容。你无法决定头脑里的内容。你可以决定什么情况下使用头脑,仅此而已。这个世界存在各式各样的污秽,所有的污秽都会自然地进入头脑。

 

Everything that occurs in your life can enrich you, if only you handle it with a certain sense of awareness.

发生在你生活中的一切都可以让你丰富起来,只要你带着意识去对待它

 

Once people see filth, there are some people who will develop an allergy towards it. They don’t like filth so they will keep themselves away from everything. They just have two or three people around them who they think are perfect and try to make a life out of that. A lot of people are doing this because they have an allergy towards all the nonsense that is happening in the world. They are trying to live a closeted life. There is another kind of people who see, “The world is full of filth so let me also become filth.” They join the filth.

在面对污秽的时候,一些人变得过敏。他们不喜欢肮脏,所以他们会远离一切。周围只留下他们认为是完美的两三人,就这样生活下去。很多人都是这样,因为他们对世界上发生的乱七八糟的事情过敏。他们企图自我封闭。还有另一种人的观点是,“这个世界充满了污秽,那么让我也变脏吧。”他们加入到肮脏的队伍中。

 

Filth is Manure

污秽是养料

But the other possibility is, you can use this filth like manure and throw out your wonderful blossom like a lotus flower. The lotus flower has made this filth into a beautiful and fragrant flower. You need to be like a lotus flower to be able to go through situations untouched. You need to be able to maintain your beauty and fragrance even if you are in the filthiest of situations. If one has this, he will float through life untouched. If one doesn’t have it, life will eat him up in so many ways. Every human being has the possibility to be like a lotus flower. Yoga is just a method, a scientific approach towards it.

但还有一种可能性是,你可以把肮脏变成肥料,像莲一样展开迷人的花。莲花将污秽化为美丽和芬芳。你需要像一朵莲花一样,出淤泥而不染。你需要即便身处最肮脏的环境,也能保持美丽和芳香。如果一个人具备这个品质,他就会轻松地走过人生而不被玷污。如果一个人没有这个品质,生活会以各种方式吞噬他。每个人都有成为莲花的可能性。瑜伽只是一种方法,让你科学地实现它。

 

爱与恩典

萨古鲁

 

                                                      
 
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