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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Should one never get angry? 一個人應該永不生氣嗎?

Q: Guruji, Should one never get angry?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Don’t think you should all be without anger all the time. You should use anger as a tool when it is necessary. I tried to do it but I was not too successful. Often sometimes I try to show anger but it doesn’t work because very soon I start laughing and everybody else will start laughing along, also people don’t believe me getting angry. But sometimes anger is good. You know, especially in a world when there is corruption, when there is injustice and when there are all sorts of people who do all sorts of wrong things, who take advantage of you in all situations, it is necessary that you raise your eyebrows or sometime show anger, it would be good. But see that you show anger and it doesn’t affect you or get into your heart and make you upset. Look, that doesn’t happen in a day and that is where all these practices can be of help. Yeah, I’m not saying be like a vegetable all the time or like a mentally retarded person, smiling or not getting upset at all, you should get angry when things don’t go well, right! But don’t ever let that anger ferment in your mind and turn into hatred. It could be momentary. You know what is a healthy anger? When you draw a line on the surface of water, how long does it stay for? Only that much time anger should stay, then it is healthy anger. If your anger stays only for that much time and when you have a control over it then it is healthy and you are okay. You can get angry but anger should not get you. What happens usually, anger comes and gets you, and then we are in trouble. Knowledge and wisdom is the reverse of it. Got it! You can use the knife but the knife doesn’t use you.

問:古儒吉,一個人應該永不生氣嗎?

古儒吉:不要認為你們應該時時刻刻都沒有憤怒。適當的時候你應該把憤怒當成你的道具。我試著那麼做但是我不是很成功。有些時候我試著顯示憤怒但是那行不通因為很快的我就會開始大笑而所有的人也會開始一起跟著笑,而且人們也不相信我是在生氣。但是有時候憤怒是好的。你知道,尤其是當世上有貪污,有不公正和當有各種各類的人在做各種各類的錯事,那些在任何情況下都要佔你便宜的人,這就是你提起眉毛或有時顯示些憤怒是必要的,這會是好的。但是當你顯示憤怒的時候它不應該影響你或是進入你的心裡讓你難過。看,這不是一天就會發生的但是這些練習會有幫助。是的,我不是說要無時無刻像蔬菜或是腦殘的人,微笑或完全不會難過,在事情不能完整進行時你是該生氣,是的!但是永遠不可讓憤怒在你的心智裡發酵而演變成仇恨。這會是瞬間發生的。你知道健康的憤怒是什麼嗎?當你在水上畫線的時候,它會保持多久?憤怒就只可以保持那麼久,這就是健康的憤怒。如果你的憤怒只是保持在那麼多的時間而當你可以控制它那麼它是健康的而你也OK。你可以生氣但是生氣不可以佔據你。通常發生的是,憤怒來並佔據了你,那我們就有麻煩了。知識和智慧是它的反面。知道了嗎!你可以用刀子但是刀子不可以用你。

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