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Walk Like A King 像個國王般的行走


Walk Like A King

January 03, 2013

Berlin, Germany

1927
Q: Why do Angels have wings, what is the symbolism of that? Can you please talk about why we have Angels in the Christian tradition.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Man had a fascination to fly. He wanted to dominate space.
Man could walk the Earth, he could dive into the ocean and swim in the water. But what he could not do is fly. So Angels, which he considered one step above him, he gave them wings. He thought, Angels have wings because they are more powerful than man and they can fly and can go anywhere they want.
But today with the kind of airplanes we have, Angels will be much slower. We can reach much faster than them. We will leave the Angels behind somewhere.
Nobody with wings, however powerful, can fly faster than an aircraft or a helicopter.
So it is just a concept that they are more powerful than us, because it is only then that they can help us.
Angels mean those who can help us, who are more powerful, more equipped than us.
Now don’t imagine that an Angel is going to come with wings, and take you with them, and give you flowers, and all that.
 
 
Who is cunning and crafty?
One who does not have the
ability to walk like a king. If
you have the ability and the
power to do things in a
straightforward manner, you
would not do anything
surreptitiously.
 
 
Also, we see many times, Angels are depicted as children.
Do you know why are they depicted as children in the Christian tradition? This is to show innocence. The higher you go, you have to be pure and innocent inside, not cunning and crafty.
Who is cunning and crafty? One who does not have the ability to walk like a king. Someone who has less power has to manipulate and be cunning and crafty.
Someone who is very powerful, why would they be cunning and crafty? If you have the ability and the power to do things in a straightforward manner, you would not do anything surreptitiously. You will not need to.
All those people who do cunning things have no self confidence. They don’t believe that they can achieve things at their will; they think they have to do some manipulation to get there.
So Angels are depicted as children with wings because they are innocent. They are depicted to have a stout body, just like a two or three year old baby.
If you see all the Michelangelo paintings, you will see most of the angels are babies. It simply represents innocence and purity, and then ability - more ability than normal human beings.
I tell you inside you there is an angel.
In Christian tradition it is said that everyone has a guardian angel. It is not that they are only guarding you, you are part of that guardian angel; you are that! You simply have to realize that you are an angel. You have the power to do what you want to do. Know this and relax.
Q: How do I find the right balance between striving for improvement and being contented with who I am and what I am doing?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Do you know how to ride a bicycle? Exactly like that!
When you want to have balance, you will definitely have it. Just this thought, 'I want to balance my life', is good enough. You are already moving in that direction.
Now when this question arises, ‘How do I do it?’ Know you can do it. Ask yourself, your consciousness will tell you.
‘I am not balanced, I am missing out on this’, your consciousness will say it. Then you listen to your consciousness.
If you are attending to your work too much then your consciousness will prick. ‘Hey you are forgetting your family, your wife, your children, your husband’ Then you say, ‘Okay I will attend to them’
If you’re getting too immersed in the family and forget about all other things then your consciousness will prick, ‘My god what have I got into, what did I get into, day and night I’m just immersed in family affairs, I’m not being useful to the world, I have to do something I have to pursue my cause, I have to do justice to my work’. The mind will prick. Then you do that.
This wanting to keep balance in life, that very thought is good enough. It is like the fuse in the electrical system, whenever the electric current surges too much the fuse will break and save everything else. Like that a little amount of guilt must be there like the fuse in the system.
You don’t justify but that little bit is okay to have, like the fuse in an electric system. You know about the electric system and know that in the electrical board there’ll be one small box called fuse. So whenever there is an imbalance in current, the fuse will burst and save the rest of the electrical system. Like that in life, a little bit of guilt is okay but not too much.
Like salt in the food. If there is too much salt can you eat it? No. Got it? So wanting to have balance is good.
Q: I am sensitive and easily hurt. What is good about being sensitive?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Life is a combination of sensitivity and sensibility. Sensibility is of the intellect and sensitivity of the heart.
Usually people who are very sensitive they forget reason, logic. Their sensibility becomes less. And people with a lot of reason, always thinking about logic and sensibility, seem to lack sensitivity. Life needs to be a beautiful balance of both. You need to be sensitive yet strong. Usually sensitivity is equal to emotional instability. It should not lead to that.
Your sensitivity should not lead you to emotional instability. If you are strong and sensitive then you have made it in your life. Got it.
You have to be sensible and sensitive, both.
 
 
In Christian tradition it is
said that everyone has a
guardian angel. It is not
that they are only guarding
you, you are part of that
guardian angel; you are
that! You simply have to
realize that you are an
angel. You have the power
to do what you want to do.
Know this and relax.
 
 
Q: Like a GPS you guide us to our goal and destiny, but what is our goal and destiny?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You should make a list of what is not your goal.
I want you to discover for yourself what is your goal, and what is it that you want to do.
One thing you should know is that you are very lucky. You are in a time where you are leading the world. You are in a time that will go down in history as a big transition from a self-centered, hardened society to a beautiful world.
Q: If we are old souls who have been here for eternity, are new experiences ever truly possible?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes, life is ancient yet new.
The Sun is very old. It is 19 billion years old, or even more.
The Earth is 19 billion years old; Sun must be even more than that, some hundreds of billions of years old. But even today, its rays are fresh and new, isn’t it?!
So life is a combination of ancient and modern; old and new.
It is the same running river from millions of years but the water is new and fresh, isn’t it?
Q: Some people say they live without food, and there is a film about this. Is this true and what do you think?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: I know a gentleman who said that he only watches sun light for food. He has mastered not eating, but sometimes he has a cup of tea with a lot of sugar in it.
See, this is about training your body. It is like in Russia how they train you in ballet. The way they bend their whole spine and the whole body is like it is made up of rubber. It took them so many days to train themselves in Russian ballet.
In the same way, if you want to train your body to live without food you can do so. But you have to do it under the guidance of one who has done it, and not just by reading books. Don’t do that. Someone who is an expert can train you, it has to be very gradual.
But why you want to do that, what is the point in it. Eat less, don’t eat too much. Yes there are people who get their energy from just the sun gazing.
In the morning you gaze because everything is energy. Our eyes are photosensitive, it’s like the solar cells, our eyes have the same quality as solar cells they can absorb energy and supply it to the body but that needs to be properly trained for. If nature had wished that way it would not have given you a mouth at all.
The mouth and all the digestive enzymes, liver and all this need to function so let them be functional also. Don’t go to those extremes.
Q: What is embarrassment?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Do I have to tell you what is embarrassment?
I know of embracement, and not of embarrassment. If you can embrace embarrassment then nothing can shake you.
One thing that people try to run away from, is embarrassment.
Embarrassment is a mild form of criticism. A mild form of feeling uncomfortable. So sometimes we need to get out of the comfort zone and feel that little bit of discomfort. Then abilities dawn in us.
像個國王般的行走
201313
德國柏林

問:為什麼天使有翅膀,那的象徵是什麼?可以請您說一說為什麼在基督教的傳統裡我們有天使嗎?

古儒吉:男人對飛翔有所迷戀。他想要主宰外太空。
男人能在地球上行走,它可以潛入海洋和在水里游泳。但是他所不能做的就是飛翔。
所以天使,他所認為是高他一等的,他給了他們翅膀。他想,天使有翅膀因為他們比男人強大而他們可以飛翔和可以去任何他們想要去的地方。
但是今天我們有很多種的飛機,天使將會是慢很多了。我們可以比他們更快抵達。我們會把天使遺落在後面的某些地方。
沒有人會有翅膀,且而有力,可以比飛機或直升機飛得更快的。
因此他們比我們強大只是一個概念,因為唯有那樣他們才能幫助我們。
天使指的是那些可以幫助我們的,那些比較有力量的,比我們更有裝備的。
現在不要去想像一個天使會以翅膀來到,然後帶你和他們一起,也給你鮮花,和那些其它的。

還有,很多時候我們看到,天使被描繪為孩童。
你知道為什麼在基督教的傳統他們被描繪為孩童嗎?那代表純真。你去得越高,你需要內在的純淨和純真,不是狡猾和欺詐的。
誰會狡猾和欺詐?一個沒有能力像個國王般行走的人。一個有比較少勢力的人需要操縱以及狡猾和欺詐。
一個很有力量的人,他們為什麼要狡猾和欺詐呢?如果你有能力和力量以正直的方式去做事情,你就不需要偷偷摸摸的去做任何事。你不需要。
那些做狡猾事情的人是沒有自信心的。他們不相信自己可以以自己的意願實現事情;他們以為他們需要些操縱才可以到達那裡。
所以天使是以有翅膀的孩童來描繪因為他們是純真的。他們也被描繪成擁有比較肥碩的身體,就像個兩三歲的嬰兒。
如果你看到所有米開朗基羅的繪畫,你會看到多數的天使都是嬰兒。它只是純粹代表純真和純淨,然後是能力——比人類有更多的能力。
我告訴你你的內在就是個天使。
在基督教的傳統是說到每個人都有個守護天使。他們不只是守護你而已,你也是守護天使的一份子;你就是那!你只需要純粹的去發覺你是個天使。你有力量去做你所要做的事情。知道這一點然後放鬆。

問:我要如何在努力改善和滿足於自己是誰和自己所做的之間找到正確的平衡?

古儒吉:你知道怎樣騎駕車嗎?
就是那樣!
當你要取得平衡,你一定會得到它。
就只是這個念頭,『我要平衡我的生活』,就很好了。你已經朝著那個方向前進了。
現在當這個問題升起時,『我要怎麼做?』知道你可以做到。問自己,你的意識會告訴你。『我不平衡,我遺失了這個』,你的意識會說這個。那你就聽你的意識。
如果你花了太多的時間在工作上那你的意識會點刺你。『嘿你忘了你的家庭,你的太太,你的孩子,你的先生』然後你說『好我會顧好他們』
如果太沉浸在家庭而忘了所有其它的事情那麼你的意識會點刺到,『我的天我栽到哪裡了,我是怎麼栽進來的,日日夜夜我就只是沉浸在家庭裡,我對世界沒有用途啊,我需要做些什麼來完成我的事業,我需要對我的工作有正義』。心智會點刺。然後你就去做。
這個要在生活裡保持平衡,這個想法本身就夠好了。它就像是在電流系統裡的保險絲,當電流湧得太多的時候保險絲就會斷裂以保護其它的東西。像這樣一點點的內疚感是必要的就像在系統裡的保險絲。
你不需要給理由但是那一點點是可以的,就象在系統裡的保險絲。你知道電流系統而你也知道電板有個小小的盒子叫做保險絲。所以當電流裡有不平衡時,保險絲會爆裂然後保護整個電流系統。生活裡就像那樣,一點點的內疚是可以的但是不可以太多。
像食物裡的鹽分,如果太多的鹽你能吃嗎?不能的。知道了嗎?所以要保持平衡是好的。
問:我很敏感而且輕易就受傷。敏感有什麼好處?

古儒吉:生命是敏感度和靈敏性的結合。靈敏性是理智而敏感度是心。
通常很敏感的人會忘了理由,邏輯。他們的靈敏性變少了。而很多理由的人,常常只想到邏輯和靈敏性,看起來是少了敏感度。生命需要兩者間的美麗平衡。你需要敏感但是也必須堅強。通常敏感度和情緒的不穩定相似。它不應該導致那個。
你的敏感度不應該領你到情緒不穩定。如果你是堅強且又敏感的那你在生命裡就達到了。知道嗎。
你必須要靈敏和敏感,兩者。
問:像個全球定位系統(GPS您帶領我們到達我們的目標和命運,但是我們的目標和命運是什麼?

古儒吉:你應該列張不是你的目標的清單。
我要你自己去探索你的目標是什麼,而你要做的是什麼。
有一件事你必須要知道的就是你是非常幸運的。你在這麼一個時代是你在領導世界的。你在這麼一個將會是名垂青史的時代因為從一個自我中心,僵硬的社會將轉變成一個美好的世界。

問:如果我們是古老的靈魂而我們會永遠在這裡,那麼新的體驗是有可能的嗎?

古儒吉:是的,生命是古老卻也是嶄新的。
太陽是很古老的。它19億歲了,或是更老。
地球是19億歲;太陽會是比那更多。但是就算是今天,它的光芒還是清新和嶄新的,對不對?!
所以生命是古老和新潮的結合;古老和嶄新。
就像河流一樣也是流動了幾億年但是水還是嶄新和清新的,對不對?

問:有些人說他們可以不需要食物來存活,而也有關於這個的電影。這是真的嗎而你又怎麼看?

古儒吉:我知道有個男士說他只是觀看太陽來攝取食物。他已經掌控了不吃東西,但是有時候他會喝杯加了很多糖的茶。
看,這就是關乎鍛煉你的身體。就像在俄羅斯他們如何鍛煉你跳芭蕾舞那樣。他們完全彎曲他們的整個脊椎和整個身體就像它是塑膠製成的那樣。在俄羅斯的芭蕾舞這是費了他們多少天來鍛煉自己。
同樣的,如果你要鍛煉你的身體可以不需要食物來存活你是可以這麼做的。但是你必須要一個已經完成它的人的指導下進行,而不只是單靠看書。不要那麼做。那些是專家的人可以訓練你,但是必須要是非常逐步的進行。
但是為什麼你要那麼做,有什麼重點。吃少量,不要吃太多。是有人只是從凝視太陽得到能量。
在早上你凝視因為所有的一切都是能量。我們的眼睛是感光的,他就像是太陽能電池,我們的眼睛和太陽能電池有同樣的性質因為它們都可以吸收能量然後把它提控給身體但是這也是需要受過適當的培訓。如果自然界要的是這樣那麼它就可以完全不需要給你嘴巴。
嘴巴和整個消化酵素,肝臟和所有的這些都需要操作所以就讓它們也操作吧。不要走到那個極端。
問:什麼是困窘?

古儒吉:我需要告訴你困窘是什麼嗎?
我知道接納,而不是困窘。如果你可以接納困窘那麼沒有其它的事情可以讓你動搖。一個人們試著躲避的事情,就是困窘。
困窘是一種輕微形式的批評。一種輕微形式的不舒服的感覺。所以有些時候我們需要走出那個舒適區而去感受一些不舒服。那這個能力就會在我們之內開始現生。

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