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Monday, February 25, 2013

Surrender 臣服

Q: Guruji, in many of the knowledge books, I have read that everything is just One consciousness and we are part of that One. In that case, what do you mean by surrender? What is it that we are surrendering and to whom do we surrender when it is just One consciousness?

+Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes, correct. Actually there is nothing to surrender, but when the mind feels, ‘I am separate, I am different, I am alone’, to let that go, you surrender and just relax. It is like the mother at home feeling. To generate the mother at home feeling, the process of letting go is called surrender. That is all. There is nothing that you have that you need to surrender. Got it? That is why there are three different paths (Karma Yoga or the Path of Action, Bhakti Yoga or the Path of Devotion, Jnana Yoga or the Path of Knowledge). The Path of Knowledge is when you wake up and see, everything is made up of just One thing. There is no two, and this is knowledge. But when you forget this and feel there is two and when there is something that you are holding on to and it is too much on your head and you can’t bear it, then you say, ‘I Let go’, that is surrender. One very good example for this would be: You are sitting on the train and you are holding the luggage on your shoulders. Though the seat is comfortable you are putting the weight of the luggage on your head and shoulders and feeling so uncomfortable. Then someone comes and says, ‘Hey, come on! Keep the luggage down. The train is anyway carrying you and the luggage. Relax.’ Giving you that sense of total ease, is said to be Sharanagati (surrender).

問:古儒吉,在很多知識書裡,我讀到所有的一切只是一個意識而我們都是一體的。這樣的話,您所謂的臣服是什麼?
如果這一切只是一個意識那我們所臣服的是什麼而我們向誰臣服? 

古儒吉: 是的,正確。其實也沒有什麼好臣服的,但是我們的心智覺得,『我是分開的,我是不一樣的,我是單獨的』,要放下這些,你就臣服而就只是放鬆。就像是一位母 親在家的感覺。要產生一個母親在家的感覺,那個放下的過程就叫做臣服。就是這樣。你沒有擁有什麼是需要臣服的。知道了嗎?所以這裡有三種途徑(Karma Yoga或是行動的途徑,Bhakti Yoga或是忠誠的途徑,Jnana Yoga或是知識的途徑)。 知識的途徑是當你醒過來並去看,一切就只是從一體延伸出來的。那兒沒有二元,而這就是知識。但是當你忘記了這個而覺得那裡有二元而當有些東西是你緊捉住的 而對你的頭腦來說這是太大量了而你不能承受它了,然後你說,『我放下』,這就是臣服。有個很好的例子就是:你在火車上而你把行李扛在肩頭上。雖然位子是很 舒適但是你卻把行李的重量放在你的頭上和肩膀上而覺得不舒服。然後有人來到並說,『嘿,來吧!把行李放下。無論如何火車都會承載著你和你的行李。放鬆。』 給了你完全放鬆的感覺,這就是Sharanagati (臣服)。


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