Alan Watts 阿兰·瓦茨 名言

Alan Watts 阿兰·瓦茨 名言

阿兰·瓦茨名言

1.搞清楚变化唯一有用的方法就是迎合变化,跟上它的脚步,加入它的舞蹈。
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

2.有信心就是信任自己而下水,当你游泳时,你不会试图抓住水,因为如果这样做你就会下沉淹死。相反,你会放松,漂浮。
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.

3.没有任何成果和爱会基于内疚、恐惧或内心的空洞而蓬勃发展,就像对未来有效的计划不会出自于不能过好当下的人。
No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.

4.我们不能只想感受更多的快乐而不感受更多痛苦。
We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.

5.没有什么自我,所谓自我只不是意识关注的焦点。
The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.

6.你和我和物理宇宙一样全都是连续的波,像海洋一样。
You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.

7. 试图定义自己就是试图咬自己的牙齿。
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.

8. 我已经意识到,过去和未来是真实的幻觉,它们都存在于现在,只有现在。
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

9.永远不要假装去爱,你感觉不到吗?爱不是我们所能控制的。
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.

10.我把我的出世归功于其他人。
I owe my solitude to other people.

11.圣人需要恶人。
Saints need sinners.

12.我会告诉你们隐士们意识到了什么。如果你去到一片遥远而寂静的森林之中,慢慢的你就会明白你和万物都有联系。
But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.

13.事物本没有好坏的定义。在夜里,我们向宇宙望去,我们不会比较哪颗星星对哪颗星星不对,也不会比较哪颗星星好哪颗星星不好。
Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.

14.所以,自我和外界的关系是紧密相连的一个整体,如果你不能去爱外界的一切,你也不能爱自己。So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.

15.但是信仰的态度是放手,对真理敞开心扉,不管结果是什么。
But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.

16.我们顽固的认为外部世界是完全独立于自我而存在的。
But we try to pretend, you see, that the external world exists altogether independently of us.

17.一个拥有眼睛这样精密的宝石,拥有耳朵这样迷人的乐器,拥有大脑这样神奇的神经的生物,除了上帝本身,还会是什么呢。
How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.

18.禅宗精神不会把削土豆皮和神思混杂在一起,禅宗精神就是削土豆皮。
Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.

19.我们的固有观念分离了我们的所做的事和发生在我们身上的事之间的联系。
We identify in our exerience a differentiation between what we do and what happens to us.

20.虽然我们的身体被皮肤阻隔,我们可以区分外部和内部,但只有在某些特定的自然环境条件下,它们才能存在。
And although our bodies are bounded with skin, and we can differentiate between outside and inside, they cannot exist except in a certain kind of natural environment.

21.魔鬼存在的要点是什么?活着,并把生活当作一种负担。你看,人们都在这么0做。
What the devil is the point of surviving, going on living, when it’s a drag? But you see, that’s what people do.

22.无所不能就是不用去想一切是怎么做的,它自然而然的就在做了。
Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it’s just doing it.

23.荒谬隐藏在我们的文化和常识背后,所以文化和常识并不能让我们明白我们与宇宙的统一性,我们是其一部分,融入其中,又相对于它,—局外人
The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it – aliens.

24.我们想继续生活下去的原因是因为我们所生活的现在是稀有的。
The reason we want to go on and on is because we live in an impoverished present.

25.但对我来说没有任何东西是消极的,空虚的,一切都是极其强大的。
But to me nothing – the negative, the empty – is exceedingly powerful.

26.只有在那些没有意识到自己和宇宙是一个整体的人手中,技术才具有破坏性。
Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.

27.坚持信仰和顽固迷信是完全不同的。
And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.

28.神论宗教观念不能对无限的形而上学做出全部解答。
The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.

29.无论如何,问题的关键是上帝是没有人能证实的,谁都不能。
But at any rate, the point is that God is what nobody admits to being, and everybody really is.

30.所以菩萨普度一切众生,不是通过布道的方式,而是通过向众生表明,你能被解放,只要你能回归初始的状态。
So the bodhisattva saves all beings, not by preaching sermons to them, but by showing them that they are delivered, they are liberated, by the act of not being able to stop changing.

31.在你所在层次上不合理的在另一个层次就是合理的。
So what is discord at one level of your being is harmony at another level.

32.神话是一种意象,我们尝试用它理解这个世界。
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.

33.困难在于,大多数在现代世界的人,对神的观念依然老旧,依然认为神是不可思议难以置信的力量。
The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.

34.有些人相信父母,老师和亲戚们的想法,他们继承并捍卫那些想法,因为他们认为自己生来就是这些观念的继承人。
Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.

35.在已知的历史上,没有人比美国人民更有能力改变去改变宇宙。并且没有人以这样激进的方式去做这件事。
In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.

36.信仰是一种开放或相信的态度。
Faith is a state of openness or trust.

37.道德主义者是这样一种人,如果你觉得自己是好人就理所应当要无私,自然他们的努力永远总是徒劳的。
The moralist is the person who tells people that they ought to be unselfish, when they still feel like egos, and his efforts are always and invariably futile.

38.如果你研究神秘主义的著作,你总是会在他们的作品中发现看似自相矛盾的东西,尤其是禅宗。
If you study the writings of the mystics, you will always find things in them that appear to be paradoxes, as in Zen, particularly.

39.战基的基础在原则上是更大的破坏性……但攻击者要不破坏他想要的。
Wars based on principle are far more destructive… the attacker will not destroy that which he is after.

40.崇拜神的风格无论在教堂里、清真寺或犹太教堂里,都完全不同于自然宇宙的风格。
The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from the style of the natural universe.

41.佛教并不认为精神法则是某个宇宙立法者留下的。
Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law laid down by somekind of cosmic lawgiver.

42.宗教信仰不只是生活的一部分;它存在于生活的方方面面之中。
Religion is not a department of life; it is something that enters into the whole of it.

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