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Friday, December 14, 2012

Five Experiences You Must Have 五個你必須要有的經歷

Five Experiences You Must Have

November 30, 2012


Bangalore, India

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Five days and experiences to really blossom in your life.

One day you should spend with the farmers. Morning to night, spend the day with the farmers and see how they sow the seeds, how they water the plants and how they care for the plants. Witnessing this enriches life. When you understand how food is grown and how much toiling has been done by the farmer, you will respect food, you will respect plants and you will respect the environment.
So it is necessary to spend one day with the farmers.


One day you should spend in jail.You will understand how somebody has become a culprit, and you will understand that every culprit is a victim in some way. They had no knowledge, they were trapped in a situation, and so they committed a crime. You feel a lot of compassion and forgiveness for them.

One day you should spend in a hospital. You will see how people are suffering, then you will appreciate your own life. You will appreciate how fortunate you are. You will have compassion and you will see that you should put your life into better use, and you will become more health conscious.So one day in hospital gives you that.

One day you should spend in a mental hospital. If you spend a day in a mental hospital you will see how they scold you and how they speak to you.
When you get scolded for no fault of yours, then you understand that this is how the whole world is. Then you do not get angry. That ego which says, 'I', 'Me', 'I know it', will simply dissolve.
 
If you act like a mad person for just one day, you will become very natural. All the walls of ego that you have built around you, that ‘I am somebody’, will simply fall off. You are then able to understand people better, and you mingle with everybody. And nobody can upset you because you know the world is like a mental hospital.
Everybody lives in their own world and they think only they are right.
If you go to Israel, you will find, in the Israel mental hospital there is a ward called Jerusalem Syndrome.  Sometimes when people come as pilgrims, they walk into Jerusalem and suddenly they feel they are Jesus, or they are Mary Magdalene, or one of those characters and start behaving like that. So these people are put into this ward called Jerusalem Syndrome. They go crazy. 

So when you go to the mental hospital, you will understand more about your own mind. This experience enriches your life. You will become immune to criticism. If someone criticizes you, you will not breakdown. Often people cannot withstand criticism. They do not understand that people in the world are crazy. So you get the ability to smile at every criticism that you face with just one day in a mental hospital. And then, you have to spend one day in a school.
 
One day in a school and you will understand from where to where you have gone. You will reassess your own growth. You will learn patience. You will see how patiently you have to deal with the kids, and you will start taking responsibility. How you deal with kids, that is how you have to deal with all the people in the world. So, these five days of your life would be a very enriching experience for you.


If you cannot do these five days, one day in the Ashram is good enough. You walk around and you will find many crazy people. There is a school here, there are farmers here, you can go and do some farming. There is hospital here, you can go and take care of the people there too, and you can feel that you are in a prison, if you like. So except the prison, you might get all the other four experiences here. One day is good enough. 

In the earlier days, when we had started the Ashram, once you came to the Ashram there was no transport to go back to the city. There were only two buses plying on this road. One in the morning at 11 o’ clock and another bus in the evening at 5 o’ clock. There were no auto rickshaws, no taxis, nothing. Those who would come in the beginning days to the Ashram would feel trapped. In the morning, you have come at 11 o’ clock and you cannot go back until the evening because there were no buses, or taxis or any mode of transportation. Also, there were no shops around here, except for one small tea shop that would serve only tea, and perhaps coffee as well. It was a small thatched roof outside the ashram, that is it. Nothing else was available. Not a single shop. But you missed that opportunity. Too late!


五個你必須要有的經歷

要讓你的生命綻放,你可以去體驗和經歷這麼樣的一個五天。
你應該用一天去和農夫共處,從白天到晚上。去看他們是怎麼播種,

澆水,和他們是如何照顧那些農作物。去見證這一些豐富了你的生命。當你明白農夫是用了多少的辛勞來耕種,那你就會開始尊重的你食物,你會尊重植物,你也會尊重環境。所以和農夫共渡一天是很重要的。

再來的一天你應該在監獄裡度過。你會明白為什麼一些人會成了肇事者,你也會明白每一個肇事者在某個方面也是受害者。他們因為沒有知識,而且被困在那個環境裡,結果就犯了罪。你會對他們升起很多的慈悲心和寬恕的心。
你也應該在醫院度過一天。你會看到人們是怎麼樣受煎熬的,這樣一來你就會珍惜自己的生命。你會發現你是多麼的幸運。你會升起慈悲心,而且你會決定要把生命用在更有意義的地方,你也會更注意你的身體健康。在醫院的一天讓你得到這些。

接下來你應該在精神病院度過一天。當你在精神院的時候,你會看到他們是怎麼樣對你說話,怎麼樣辱罵你。當你無緣無故被罵的時候,你就會明白這個世界就是這樣的。然後你就不會生氣了。『小我』會說『我』,『我』,『我』,『我知道』,這一切都會被瓦解。如果你只是用一天的時間來扮演瘋子的角色,你會變得很自然。那些你所建立在你是周圍的『小我』牆就會輕而易舉的被瓦解。你會因此而更能了解別人,也能和他們融入在一起。然後再也沒有人可以讓你傷心難過了,因為你知道這個世界就像是個精神病院。每一個人都是居住在自己的世界裡,而且他們都覺得自己是對的。

如果你去以色列,在那裡的精神病院裡有間病房叫做『耶路撒冷症候』。有時候一些人以朝聖者的身份到來,他們走進耶路撒冷然後覺得自己是耶穌,或是聖母瑪利亞,或是其中的角色,然後開始表現得和他們一樣。這些人精神病人都被放在這間病房裡。
所以你去精神病院的時候你會更了解自己的心智。這個精神病院的一天豐富了你的生命。你會對批判產生了免疫力。你不會因為被人的批評而崩潰。很多時候人們都不能忍受批評。他們不明白這世界上的人都是瘋狂的。只要在精神病院度過一天,你就會因此而得到以微笑面對批評的能力。

接著你要去學校度過一天。在學校的一天讓你明白你從哪裡起步並抵達到什麼程度。你會重新評估你的成長。你會學到忍耐。你會看到面對小孩子你是需要多少的耐心,而你也會開始負起責任。如何去面對孩子,這就用這同樣的方法去面對世界上的所有人。
所以這個五天讓你的生命變得更豐富。

如果你沒有辦法做到這五天,在靜心所的一天也就足夠了。你到處走動的時候你會發現這裡有很多瘋狂的人。這裡也有學校,有農夫,你可以去做些耕種。這裡也有醫院,你也可以到那裡照顧病人。如果你要的話,你也可以把自己想像成在監牢。所以除了監牢以外,基本上你可以在這裡得到其它的四種經驗。一天就足夠了。
在早些時候,當我們開始建立靜心所的時候,當你來到這裡後就沒有其它回到城市裡的交通工具了。那個時候這裡就只有兩趟巴士。一個是在早上十一點,另一個在傍晚五點。 沒有電動的人力車,也沒有德士,什麼都沒有。那些在早期來到這裡的人會覺得被困在靜心所。你早上十一點來,到傍晚為止是不能回去的,因為沒有巴士,德士或任何的交通工具。而且這裡沒有任何的商店,除了一間只賣茶,也許也有賣咖啡的小茶室。那只是一間在靜心所外面的小茅屋。除了那些再也沒有別的了。沒有任何的店。如果你錯過那個機會,就太遲了!

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