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Tony Parsons大师文章《所有这一切》英文翻译成中文加注释

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http://www.theopensecret.com/PDF/First%20chapter%20ALL_THERE_IS.pdf

[翻译]:

LONDON, October 2002 by Tony Parsons

TONY PARSONS在2002年伦敦讲座记录

I' d better warn you right away that I’m not an enlightened person and no person in this room will ever become enlightened. There is no such thing as an enlightened person. It’s a contradiction in terms.

我最好警告你我不是一位醒悟的者。在这间房间里面没有人会获得醒悟。没有“醒悟者”这个概念。“醒悟者”概念是一个逻辑错误。

I would also like to say that what is going on here is not a teaching of any kind. There’s nothing that’s taught here, because there’s no one here who needs to learn anything.

我要告诉你我现在说的不是一种教育。我不可能教任何东西,因为这里没有人需要学习任何东西。

All that’s happening here, really, is that we are friends together, remembering something. This is just about remembering something that maybe we feel we have lost or mislaid. Some people here have remembered - also, quite a lot of people in this room have sensed or glimpsed what they thought was lost.

我们只是朋友,一起回忆某样东西。今天我们要回忆我们可能丢失或放错地方的某样东西。

And the nature of what we think is lost is timeless being. It’s totally, utterly simple - the one thing we long for more than anything else is actually totally and utterly simple and immediate and available. And strangely enough, the thing that we long for has never left us.

我们认为我们丢失的东西就是“超越时间的存在”。它是完全的,彻底的,绝对的简单。我们一直渴望的东西实际上是完全彻底地简单的,就在我们面前。奇妙的是,我们渴望的东西从来没有离开我们。

In simple terms, all that happens is that when we are very young children, there is simply being, without a knowing of being; there is simply being. And then someone comes along and says ‘You’re Bill’ or ‘You’re Mary’ - ‘You’re a person’. And in some way or other, the mind - the ‘I’ thought, the identity, the idea that ‘I am a person’ - takes over the energy of being and identifies it as Bill or Mary or whatever. It takes over being and gives it a name. Words begin, labels begin, and the whole idea of ‘me’ becomes the main investment of living.

简单地来说,当我们是婴儿时,只有简单的存在(Simple Being),并不知道存在概念,只有简单地存在。然后过来告诉你:“你是比尔或你是玛丽” - “你是一个人”。通过某种无法解释的方式,‘我’思想,‘我’的个体定位,也就是‘我是一个人’的定位开始占领简单的存在能量,把没有个定位的简单的存在能量命名为“比尔”或“玛丽”或随便什么名字。这种个体定位错觉占据了简单的无个体定位的存在能量,给它取了名字。就这样,词语开始了,贴标签开始了,形容开始了。就这样,‘我’的念头成为生活的主要投资。

If you look at the apparent world we live in today, it’s all about ‘me’ - it’s all about ‘the person’ being successful or being a failure. We grow up believing and reinforcing the idea that there is someone, and that that someone lives a life that’s going to last so many years. We’re in a journey called ‘my life’, and the thing to do - we are told - is to make that life work. The whole investment is in ‘I am a person and I’ve got to make my life work’.

让我们观察一下表相世界,一切都围绕着‘我’ - 一切都关于‘我’这个‘人’的成功或失败。我们依照“我是一个人”这个念头长大,我们相信“有人在过一个生活,生活只能延续这许多年”,我们相信自己在所谓的“我的生活”旅程上向前跋涉,有需要完成的任务或要负担的责任。我们被告知要让“我的生活”顺利进行下去。整个投资都放在“我是一个人”和“我需要使我都生活顺利进行下去”。

And so you get lists fed to you. The first one is about being a good child, the next one is about being a good student . . . Then there’s a list of requirements about being a good worker, usually followed by being a good husband, wife or partner. Some people turn to religion to try to discover what it is that’s missing in their lives, and again they are presented with a list of requirements they need to fulfil before they can become worthy or acceptable.

因此,你好像接受一个必须完成的清单。第一个项目就是要成为一个好孩子,接下来就是要成为一个好学生。接下来有诸多要求比如,要成为一个好工作人员,要成为一个好丈夫,或好伴侣,或好妻子。很多人参加宗教试图发现在他们的生活中还有什么缺憾,还有什么做的不够的地方。宗教再次给他们一个必须完成的清单,比如要修行要忏悔要洗清自己,才能获得美好的未来。

There are as many ideas about how to make your life work as there are apparent people in the world. And there are many subtle levels of personal achievement - some of them apparently negative. For some people, achieving victimhood can seem like a great success!

世界上看似有多少人,就有多少如何改善或提高生活质量的建议。表面上确实看似有很多微妙的个人成就 - 很多看上去是负面的。对某些人来说,成为一个受害者好像是一个成就!

We have to play that game because we really think we are people; there’s a pretence taken on called ‘I am a person’. You pretend you are this person, and you take it so seriously that you forget you are pretending - the pretence becomes everything. And many many people live the whole of their lives like that. That’s fine, that’s divine, that’s the divine game.

我们玩这个游戏因为我们真的相信我们是人。其实“我是一个人”是一个伪装。你假装你是这个‘人’。你把这个伪装完全当真以至于你忘记了这是一个伪装。这个伪装变成了所有一切。很多很多人就这样过他们相信的生活。这个情况不是问题,这个情况是神圣的,这就是神圣的游戏。

Some people feel that, having gone through all of these lists, there’s still something missing. They then think, ‘Maybe I can find it through therapy - maybe a therapist can tell me what’s wrong, what’s missing’. And they’re into another list. And again there is this drive to become something.

很多人感到,完成了清单中的所有任务后,还是觉得有某些东西是缺憾的。他们就开始想了,“也许我可以通过治疗找到缺失东西,也许一个心理治疗师能告诉我什么不对,什么缺失”。就这样,他们又从心理师那里拿到了新的清单。有一种“成为某样东西或实现某个目标”的欲望贯穿始终。

But for some reason or other, none of the things on the lists - religion, therapy, whatever - seem to work. And then some people hear about something called enlightenment, and they get a sense that maybe that’s the last piece of the jigsaw. So they go and find someone who’s pretending to be a guru, and they pretend to be disciples. And the two build each other up. The master who will teach you how to become enlightened gets bigger and bigger, and you feel more and more important because your master seems more and more important.

你最终发现,无论从宗教还是从心理医师那里拿来的清单里,没有一样项目可以满足你的渴求。然后有人听到有一种东西称为‘醒悟’,他们开始预感到这就是他们期盼的完成猜谜游戏中的最后一块。然后他们找到了一个伪装的大师,他们把自己伪装成学生,然后他们互相鼓励互相提高。大师会教你如何获得醒悟,然后你感觉到自己变的越来越重要因为你也同时感觉到你的大师也变得越来越重要。

Of course it’s yet another wonderful game of pretence. And another list comes with that scenario - meditation, or being very honest, or being so serious about enlightenment you could throw yourself off a cliff . . . One of the items on that list is ‘being here now’ - being here now and not thinking. You can read the books and go and see these guys who tell you this . . . And you can actually be here now for up to three or four minutes - and maybe not think for five seconds! 

这又是另一种形式的伪装游戏。大师给你另外一个清单,要你静坐,要你保持诚实,要你对醒悟保持认真,以至于你可以为醒悟让自己从悬崖上跳下去,等等等。大师给你的清单中有一条显目的任务:“驻在现在当下” - 也就是说驻在当下不要思想。你可以读这些大师的书,然后驻在当下三或四分钟,也许可以停止思想五秒钟!

It’s all pretence, and it’s totally divine. Every moment of your lives up until this moment has been absolutely perfectly divine; nothing could have ever been any different. The whole appearance of your life - the whole of the apparent doing, the apparent choosing - is totally appropriate and divine.

所有这些都是伪装游戏。但是神圣的伪装游戏。从你出生到现在的每个时刻都是神圣的;你不可能有另外的结局(注释,你可能常常后悔,我当初应该做这件事,现在就好多了,我当初应该做那件事,我现在的情况就会好多了,这些都是错误的幻觉。你从出生到现在的每时每刻都是神圣自发流动,不是个人的选择,这就是为什么TONY说你不可能有不同的结局)。所有表面上的‘你的生活’,所有表面上‘你的作为’,所有表面上‘你的选择’ - 它们都是正确的神圣的。

(注释,也就是说,表面上看似你的作为你的选择,其实没有‘你’的参与,是神圣能量自发流动。因此选择的不是‘人’,结果也不是‘人’来享受。但如果不仔细观察,感觉上好像是独立个体‘我’在做选择。一切选择都是整体存在做的,和个体‘我’无关,因为个体‘我’其实也是神圣本身,当看清后,就知道个体‘我’仅仅是一个幻觉,把整体存在错当成个体‘我’了。悟到这个份上,你就可以放心地放下一切负担,没有决定可能是错误的,因此,醒悟也从来不会发生给伪装的‘我’)

But the idea of ‘you’ is being reinforced all the time. The emphasis is that there is someone there; everything in the world goes on emphasising that there is someone there. The pretence of ‘me’ goes on being reinforced even in the search for enlightenment, because what a so-called master will say to you is, ‘I have become enlightened - I am an enlightened person and you can become an enlightened person’. You - this pretend ‘you’! It’s a total, utter fallacy, because awakening is the realisation that there is no one - it’s as simple as that. It’s totally and utterly simple, and also very difficult.

每时每刻在增强‘我’的定位。‘我’把重点放在有人存在;‘我’认为有一个世界在运行,有人存在在世界上。甚至在追求醒悟的过程中,伪装的‘我’感觉还在不断加强中。所谓的大师会告诉你:“我已经醒悟了 - 我是一位醒悟的人因此你也可以成为一个醒悟的人”。这个‘你’,这个伪装的‘你’! 它是完全彻底的幻觉错误。醒悟不发生给一个‘你’,醒悟就是发现根本没有任何‘你’存在。就这么简单的道理,这个道理是完全彻底地简单的,同时又是很难的。

Awakening is the realisation that all that’s been happening - the whole idea of there being a ‘me’ - is a pretence. You’re actually pretending to sit there and look at me. You’re pretending that you’re sitting there looking at me and trying to get something. 

醒悟就是发现认为有一个‘我’存在是完全的伪装或幻觉错误。其实你正在伪装坐在这里看着我。你伪装坐在这里看着我,希望获得什么东西。

Actually, there is no one sitting there and there is nothing to get.

实际上没有‘人’坐在这里,也没有‘东西’可以获得。

You can close your eyes, if you want to, and sense the energy that you think is ‘you’. It’s like an aliveness . . . For some people it’s a sense ‘I exist’ . . .

你现在就能够闭上眼睛,感觉一下你认为是‘你’的能量。这个能量就是活力本身。但对于很多人来说,这个能量被称为“我存在”。

But that energy, that sense of ‘you’ being there, is actually not you. That sense of who you think you are - that sense of aliveness and energy - is being; it’s just being. It never came and it never went away - it’s never left you; it’s always been there. You thought it was you - it’s just pure being. It isn’t who you are - it’s what you are. What you are is simply being, presence, life. You are life, life happening, but it doesn’t happen to anyone. Sitting on that chair isn’t happening to you - sitting on that chair is what’s happening, to no one. There’s just being. You are being - you are divine being.

但是这个能量,这个‘你存在’的感觉,不真的是你。感觉上的‘你存在’和感觉上的‘活着’和‘能量’,就是存在本身(BEING);只有‘存在’(BEING)本身。它不会来也不会离开,它从来没有离开过你;它从来就在这里。你认为它是‘你’,不,它就是纯粹的‘存在’本身。它不是你的谁,它就是你自己。你是什么?你就是单纯的存在本身(BEING)。换个说法你就是当下本身。换个说法,没有一个‘你’在过生活,你就是生活本身。生活在进行中,但生活不对任何‘人’进行。坐在那个椅子上不是发生给‘你’ - 坐在那个椅子上就是纯粹的发生,不发生给任何‘人’。只有‘存在’,你就是存在 -你就是神圣的存在本身。

(注释,上段比较难翻译,我怕翻译的不恰当会产生误解。这里说的‘你’或‘我’都是个体人的‘你’或‘我’。这些个体定位都是伪装的幻觉,不真的存在。而真正的自己是‘存在’本身,TONY说的好,真正的自己就是生活本身,并没有一个‘我’在过生活。我常常用SELF来指向‘存在’,佛经中常常以‘佛’来指向‘存在’,用词不同,意思是一样的。不管我们如何描述它,SELF也好,存在也好,生活也好,BEING也好,THAT也好,佛性也好,指向的都是无法确切定义的终极存在,它没有出生,也没有离去,它就是你的本性。有时候我用能量来表达THAT,这在心灵瑜伽观察练习中是很好用的比喻。当你看到万千世界,那不就是THAT的能量吗,说它是‘存在’或‘SELF’有什么区别?。所以要意会,不要拘泥于用词的不同)

And it’s so amazing because wherever you go, there is being. Whatever you apparently do, there is being. Whatever you apparently don’t do, there is being. There always has been being, whatever you’ve apparently done or not done, however unworthy or neurotic or ignorant or selfish you think you are. All of those qualities arise in what you are, which is being. All there is is being. And what arises in that being is the idea that ‘you’ exist. It’s just an idea, it’s just a thought, that there is someone.

这是非常奇妙的发现,无论你走到哪里,只有‘存在’(BEING)。无论你做什么事情,只有‘存在’(BEING)。无论你避免做的任何事情,也只有‘存在’(BEING)。任何‘地方’,任何‘事情’,任何‘动作’,都是‘存在’(注释,让我这样比喻吧,只有‘存在’在做‘存在’,但看上去好像亿万个物体或人在做亿万个不同的事情,这就是神圣的游戏)。只有‘存在’本身,和你做什么或不做什么无关。无论你自我感觉多么悲观,自我感觉多么神经质,自我感觉多么无知,自我感觉多么自私,所有这些都是神圣的‘存在’本身。你的感觉在告诉你一个伪装的故事,不是真实的。在你(‘存在’)中可以升起所有的属性,但这些属性也就是‘存在’本身,不是真的产生出任何别的东西。唯一存在的只有‘存在’本身,没有其它。在简单的‘存在’中浮现出‘你’存在的念头。它只是一个念头,一个思想,错认为有一个‘人’存在。

So you see, how is it possible that anyone needs to do something for awakening to happen? There is no one - there is only being - so how could anyone do anything? Why should anybody have to become something, when all they are is a pretence? Should they become a better pretence? Awakening has absolutely nothing to do with you. You are just a character in a play. Tony Parsons is simply a set of characteristics - that’s what is sitting here, a set of characteristics and a body/mind. But what you are is the being, the stillness, from which that comes. All that’s actually sitting there is stillness, being, present awareness - call it what you like.

因此你看到,怎么可能有人完成某些任务后最终达到醒悟状态?完全没有‘人’,只有存在本身。怎么可能有‘人’做任何事情?当你发现一切都是伪装以后,为什么还有任何人要变成某种东西?难道他们要提高到一个更美好的伪装吗?醒悟和‘你’绝对的无关。‘你’仅仅是游戏中的一个角色。Tony Parsons也仅仅是一个游戏中的角色 - 坐在演讲台上的就是这个角色,看似有它的身体和思想。但这些角色不是真正的你,你就是‘存在’本身,你就是寂静本身。从寂静的存在中浮现出万千世界。实际上坐在那里的是寂静,存在,当下,和觉知,随便你怎么称呼它都无所谓。

Awakening is simply the dropping of an idea, a pretence, an idea of pretending to be someone. And there’s nobody here in this room who can drop that idea. What is going on here is that at one level we’re talking and the mind is trying to understand, but at another level, there’s a deeper wisdom (which we all know anyway) that’s being communicated and resonating and being reacknowledged.

醒悟其实就是把一个念头丢掉了,把这个虚伪的念头丢掉了。这个念头就是假装你是一个人。在这个房间里面没有一个人可以把任何念头丢掉。到底什么在发生?在一个层面好像我们在交谈,好像思想上在理解。但在另一个层面,有一种深层的智慧(我们其实都已经知道了)在不断地沟通,积累,共鸣,被重新发现。

(注释,记得我在以前的博文中提到,你的任何一个领悟,也许表面看似非常微小微妙,但在深层的能量会积累沟通。很巧合,Tony也用类似的说法,说在你的深层有一种非个人的智慧,在沟通,在积累,在共鸣,可以被重新发现。重新发现的意思不是说你要获得这个深层智慧,它从来没有离开过你,它和你一直同在的,它就是你,所以你在不断地重新发现它)

Once this message is heard, then the ‘me’ simply drops away. The idea of ‘me’, the pretence of ‘me‘ is absent and there is what is always there - simply being.

一旦听到了这个信息,‘我’念头就丢弃了。当‘我’念头消散以后,当‘我’的伪装被丢弃以后,留下来的就是一直在的,简单的‘存在’(SIMPLY BEING)。

It’s as simple as that. It’s utterly simple. It’s right there - you don’t have to go anywhere. You don’t even have to understand it - don’t for goodness’ sake try and understand it! And don’t think for a moment that anybody wants you to believe it - it has nothing to do with belief. It can be felt . . . there’s just aliveness. There’s life, sitting here.

就这么简单,完全彻底的简单。它就在当下,你不需要去任何地方寻找它,你甚至不要去理解它。千万不要去理解它!它是思想理解不了的,也是不需要理解的!也不要认为你需要信仰它 - 它和信仰无关。它只能被感到,它就是‘活着’。它就是生活,只有生活,坐在那个椅子上。

 

The mind will want to chatter on about this, and that’s absolutely fine. If the mind wants to talk or ask questions, let that happen. What’s happening is that the questions get no answers and the mind finds that it can’t get anywhere, because this already is the case. The mind wants to say ‘Yes but . . .’ - and that’s divine. No question is silly - if it’s in the mind, it needs to come out and be responded to.

思想还是会继续思考这些问题,但这不是问题。如果思想要想谈一个问题或问一个问题,就让它发生吧。实际上发生的是,问题不会得到任何答案。思想会逐渐发现它去不了任何地方,得不到任何结果。思想总是在说:“是的我懂了,但是。。。” - 这就是神圣本身,不是问题,让思想发生吧,让提问发生吧。没有问题是愚蠢的 - 如果存在于思想中,它就要出来寻求答案,这不是问题。

But somewhere the mind wants to give up. And in the end, all that it’s seeing is that there is just this - life. If you close your eyes, all you actually find are sensations. One thing is happening at a time - the body sitting in a chair is happening; a breeze coming through the window is happening; the crackling of paper is happening; cars are happening . . . There’s no story. The story that we think is our story is simply a pretence, because always there is only this. The story you’ve listened to about your life is not going anywhere. Everything that is happening is simply the invitation to see that all there is is this. All the time, life has been saying to you, ‘Look - there is simply life. There’s no story - there’s simply life’.

某时某刻,思想会最终放弃自己。因为最终,你所能看到的只是“是怎样就是怎样”,这就是生活,WHAT IS。如果你闭上眼睛,你所能找到的只有感觉,每个时刻发生一样东西 - 比如,身体坐在椅子上在发生;窗外微风袭来在发生;纸张折叠的声音在发生。。。,没有故事发生。我们认为发生的故事其实是伪装出来的,因为只有THAT(‘存在’),没有其它。你所关心的所谓‘我的生活’并不真正的在发生。任何看似发生的事情都在邀请你去发现只有‘存在’(THAT)本身,没有其它。生活一直在跟你说:“看吧,只有生活,但没有故事,只有简单的生活”。

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开心小草 回复 悄悄话 回复 'suanliao' 的评论 : 我认为有“命”,但不是算命,命理所讲的命。是那种冥冥之中你不可控制的。当我明白“我”根本没有时,就更加确定了这点。
suanliao 回复 悄悄话 我一直想问一个问题。“你从出生到现在的每时每刻都是神圣自发流动,不是个人的选择” - 这是不是人们常说的“命中注定”?
zyh文学城 回复 悄悄话 回复 '存在无法说' 的评论 : 我认同也理解但没有实证,这算吗?
存在无法说 回复 悄悄话 下面三位讨论的很好,发现zyh悟的很快啊,说的都不错。这几天比较忙,希望有时间写一遍关于《无努力的努力》可能对kilimajaro的问题“关键是怎么放?现在做不到啊!”作为回复吧。
开心小草 回复 悄悄话 回复 'zyh文学城' 的评论 : 赞叹你的悟性。我有时也有豁然开朗的感觉,但遇到具体事情时,尤其那修练不够的地方,还会很挣扎,要不断提醒自己很多次。在有些方面我进步了很多, 不再纠结,体会到了自在。能谈谈你在实际生活中的体会吗?
zyh文学城 回复 悄悄话 回复 'Kilimajaro' 的评论 : 我以前也是这麽想的,Tony 大师让我豁然开朗, 没有 “我”,还要meditate什么, self enquiry什么?一切的一切,包括我们想开悟的想法都是oneness的一部分, 不是小我的volition, 因为小我根本就没有。
Kilimajaro 回复 悄悄话 谢谢博主推荐的文章。道理说得真是非常透彻。我觉得楼主讲的,各个大师讲的,佛经讲的最终道理都是一样的。问题是怎么达到实证,awaken, 各有各的说法。佛教也说放下屠刀,立地就成佛了。就是这么简单。关键是怎么放?现在做不到啊!楼主以前的文章我基本都保留着,我目前经常练习的也包括meditation, self enquiry 等,这个不是因为我觉得自己不够好,SELF不增不减,不灭不垢。这个是detach ego 的练习。楼主以前不是也这样做吗?并不是一下子达到现在的境界的。虽然可以一步到位,但做不到,只好找条路先。先做能做的而已。至于能做到哪里,我就是SELF,就算到死我也没awaken,也不是什么问题啊。楼主觉得我这种想法有问题吗?另,非常感谢楼主把推荐的书籍编入了一个博文。
存在无法说 回复 悄悄话 回复 'zyh文学城' 的评论 :
你能总结的这么好,说明GET IT了。是不是感到一个沉重的包袱放下了?任何发生都是必然,非‘你’或‘我’所为,“责任心”也可以放下了。但我不愿直说怕人误解了为所欲为,当然如果真是这样,也是天意吧。
zyh文学城 回复 悄悄话 回复 '存在无法说' 的评论 : Listened to Tony Parsons youtube talks. He made it so clear, makes so much senses。No volition, everything just happens.Don't get excited for "good" things, don't get depressed for " bad" things, none of them are your credit. When you get excited or depressed,those excitement or depression just happened, not to you. Yes, you felt it but there is nothing to do with you, they are just simply happening, don't be Narcissism and think you have the freewill to perform those...
开心小草 回复 悄悄话 非常喜欢楼主的翻译,比读英文容易多了,更有流入心里的感觉.
霜叶 回复 悄悄话 如此了然通达,读此一文足已。难怪博主删去旧作。这是不绕弯路的“立地成佛”。
存在无法说 回复 悄悄话 回复 '开心小草' 的评论 :
对,说的就是这个。
佛经里都说了,很少人懂语句都含义。
开心小草 回复 悄悄话 回复 '存在无法说' 的评论 : 行亦禅,坐亦禅,语默动静体安然
存在无法说 回复 悄悄话 回复 'zyh文学城' 的评论 :

1)静坐可以是广义的,不单指的是坐着不动不思想。在街上走路,听声音,看汽车,看人群,难道不是静坐?逐渐地体验这些表相就是整体能量像交响乐一样地和谐振动。任何观察都是静坐。在吵杂的集市里,如果保持观察,你会发现声音不再是声音,而是整体能量流,它们失去了故事性。走路时观察到不是‘我’在走路,走路自发地发生了。干活时观察到没有‘我’在干活,干活自发地进行。

2)你说:“I never liked meditation“,观察一下这个‘I’,和‘不喜欢’情绪,没有‘I’,情绪也不要命名为‘不喜欢’,你观察到‘I’感觉仅仅是一种能量振动,产生一种”我“的错觉。”不喜欢“情绪也仅仅是一种能量振动,产生出”不喜欢“的表相。它们都是虚幻的,只有能量振动。真正的你是这个能量振动,振动出”我不喜欢”的表相。这些表相是空的。这就是静坐,是高级静坐,是无时无刻自动进行的,不需要“我”参与。
zyh文学城 回复 悄悄话 very powerful message! thank you for sharing. i felt kind of relief because i never liked meditation;)
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