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英国佛学家贡布里奇的慧语
发布时间:2019-06-09
 


英国佛学家贡布里奇的慧语

Richard Gombrich’s words of wisdom

在牛津大学任教四十馀年的理察德贡布里奇教授(Richard Gombrich)将毕生精力奉献给了佛学与巴利文研究。佛教的真谛常常被误解、扭曲,以下是英国知名佛学家,高龄80岁的理察德贡布里奇教授的心得。

Professor Richard Gombrich, who dedicated 40 years of his life to studying Buddhism and Pali language at Oxford University, shares his understanding of Buddhism.

01.当我说我是佛教徒时,不是说我比别人更纯洁善良,而是我有太多无明烦恼需要去除,我需要佛陀的智慧。

When I say I’m a Buddhist, it doesn’t mean I’m purer and nicer than others. But it means I have too much ignorance and mental defilement to remove. I need Buddhas' wisdom.

02.当我说我是佛教徒时,不是说我比别人更具有智慧,而是我被太多的傲慢所盘据,我需要学习谦卑开拓更宽阔的视野。

When I say I’m a Buddhist, it doesn’t mean I have more wisdom than others. But it means I have been occupied by too much arrogance. I need to learn to be humble and to develop a broader perspective.

03.当我说我是佛教徒时,不是因为我比别人更好或更坏,而是我瞭解到众生的平等无二。

When I say I’m a Buddhist, it is not because I am better or worse than others, but because I understand all beings are equal.

04.当我说我是佛教徒时,是因为我只能爱跟自己情投意合的人,而佛陀却能爱自己所不喜欢的人,并引导他们具足智慧与慈悲,所以我选择追随佛陀的教导!

When I say I’m a Buddhist, I know I only love those to my taste, but Buddha loves even people he does not like, guiding them to be full of wisdom and compassion. That’s why I choose to follow Buddha’s teachings!

05.当我说我是佛教徒时,不是为了从此求福得福,而是为了了断自己对一切欲望的执著!

When I say I’m a Buddhist, it is not with the goal of getting what’s in my interest. But for letting go of my personal clinging to all worldly desires.

06.当我说我是佛教徒时,不是为了人生一帆风顺,而是为了坦然接受无常,在任何违逆的境遇下,从容自信如君王

When I say I am a Buddhist, it is not because I pursue a smooth life. But for the calm acceptance of impermanence, and be calm and confident like a king in any adverse circumstances.

07.当我说我是佛教徒时,不是要以自利的动机操控他人,而是要善用智慧,对众生充满同理心,自利利他。

When I say I am a Buddhist, I do not mean to manipulate others with the motivation of self-interest. But with good use of wisdom, to benefit self and others while being empathetic to all sentient beings.

08.当我说我是佛教徒时,不是因为我要逃避人世、追求空无,而是深知日常生活处处是道场,活在当下就是在修行!

When I say I am a Buddhist, it is not because I want to escape from the world and pursue nothingness. But to know everyday life is within Dharma, and to live in the present is to practice.

09.当我说我是佛教徒时,我的生命并非从此不再遭遇挫折,但是有了佛法相伴,挫折转化成助我成长的因缘!

When I say I am a Buddhist, it does not mean that my life will no longer experience setbacks.

But with the Dharma, setbacks are transformed into a cause for my growth.

10.当我说我是佛教徒时,我心中充满无尽的感恩, 单单想到今生有缘生而为人,具备修行的能力,又有机会遇到善知识,得以听闻佛法,就深心感动因缘不可思议!

When I say I am a Buddhist, my heart is filled with endless gratitude. Just thinking I was born as a human and have the ability to practice in this life, with the opportunity to meet wise teachers and hear the Buddha's teachings, I am deeply moved by this unbelievable karmic affinity.

11.当我说我是佛教徒时,不是因为外在有一个神,而是我发现了我本具的自心佛性!

When I say I am a Buddhist, it is not because there is a God outside me. But that I find the true Buddha-nature of my own heart.



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