自我反映(二十五)——寻找真理 / Self-Reflection (25) — The Search for Wisdom

English version below……

无可否认的,我们生而为人,不论是穷或富,男或女,老或少,是健康或是身怀疾病的,寻找的不就是快乐与幸福吗?

而不管是物质上的追求,还是灵性上的探索,甚或是人生的探究,最终的目的也都是为了幸福快乐。

可是,到底走哪条路才是真正能够带给我们快乐与幸福呢?若是物质的拥有真的能够让我们得到快乐,哪怕只是短暂,又何曾不可?

这些日子来,我在佛学,灵修以及励志的书籍里打转,偶尔会发现似乎又迷失了方向,仿佛我所学到的伦理有点互相矛盾。

缘由我近日来跟随郎达.拜恩的《魔力》练习着感恩以达至心想事成,发现自己的进修似乎有退无进,欲望又渐渐地填满了心头。

我一边禅坐,一边思考以寻找自我,另一头却又一边练习着如何去把自己的心愿用感恩去实现,矛头仿佛互相指向对方,顿觉迷惘。

后来,慢慢地仔细琢磨与推敲,还是让我找到了一些蛛丝马迹,可以把它们串在一块儿。

佛学教的是觉知、放下与活在当下,不去想过去,也不去展望未来;灵修教的是寻找内心的自我以试图了解自己,找到内心的家;励志文却极力鼓励读者只要有坚强的意志,没有得不到的事物,心想事成是轻而易举的事。

郎达.拜恩的《秘密》、《力量》以及《魔力》我都看过了。总括来说,无非就是要拥有坚定的信念(自信),无限的爱,以及感恩的心,以便在吸引力法则下,得到心中想要的人、事、物。

张德芬的《遇见未知的自己》与《活出全新的自己》是比较属于探索自我的书,勉强还可以说比较偏向于佛学所教的“觉知”与“放下”;而《遇见心想事成的自己》则倾向于郎达.拜恩的《秘密》。

这三类书籍看似互相矛盾,但事实上,郎达拜恩的三部曲除了告诉读者心想事成之外,真正的讯息乃是爱心、感恩以及放下。最显著的例子就是《秘密》里所说的心想事成的法则——发愿、相信、接收。意思是发出愿望,然后相信宇宙会做出适当的反应,再接收愿望的实现。

同样的,在《力量》这本书里提到幻想自己的愿望,以一片致诚的爱心去感受愿望实现的心情,然后再接收愿望的实现。

两者的前提是不要过于着急或是想如何把心愿化成现实,而是完全地放下,让宇宙做出最好的安排。

琢磨了许久,我得出的结论最终是:这个宇宙是伟大的,它拥有一股无形的能量,操纵着天地万物的一切。唯有爱、感恩、觉知、活在当下、放下,才能真正的与这个宇宙链接,才能真正地得到幸福与快乐。

若是我们引用朗达.拜恩的伦理,时时刻刻都能以真诚的爱与感恩去面对我们的生活,那么我们似乎就不会太在意心想事成了,因为我们的心灵是充满了爱与感恩,是喜悦的。

如果让我将这三个领域做个排列的话,那么我会这样说:

先探索自我,了解自己之后,以正念去觉知生活的点滴,以慈悲去看待众生,用爱与感恩去面对这个不完美的世界,积极地去培养心中的爱心与慈悲,那么从吸引力法则的角度来看,我们将会吸引所有正面的能量,达到我们想要的幸福与快乐……

19.02.2017
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It is without doubt that human beings are looking for happiness, regardless old or young, strong or weak, man or woman.

And in our pursuit for material things to satisfy our lust, and the search for our inner soul, there is a common objective, and that is, happiness too.

But which is the right path that can really lead us to true happiness? If by having material things can make us happy, even for just a moment, isn’t that good enough?

I have been indulging myself in books relating to Buddhism, meditation, soul searching and self-enrichment (I’m not even sure if Rhonda Byrne’s series of books are considered self-enrichment or self-improvement) and found myself lost in the somewhat contradictory theories that get into my mind. This is caused by the fact that I’m practising theories from “The Magic” to reach my desire.

As I combined meditation, soul searching and Rhonda’s Magic power, I begin to let my desires swallow me up slowly and for a moment, I felt lost. Hence I attempted to find a connection between them and after much in depth thinking, I finally found some co-relation.

What Buddhism teaches is for us to be mindful in order to live in the present moment, and do not dwell into the past or future. It also teaches us the truth of sufferings and how detachment to material things can help us in getting out of sufferings.

On the contrary, Rhonda Byrne’s books – “The Secret”, “The Power”, “The Magic” attempt to tell readers that we can have what we want, whenever we want, as long as we believe and practise love and gratitude.

As for meditation and / or inner soul healing books such as Zhang De Fen’s “Getting To Know Yourself” and “Bringing Out A New Person In You” are closer related to Buddhism while her other book – “The One Who Can Realise All His Dreams” are more towards Rhonda Byrne’s “The Secret”.

At one look, these 3 types of books seem to contradict each other but as I think deeper into the lessons that are taught, I began to understand that I can put them together as one.

While Rhonda Byrne’s books are teaching readers to pursue our desires, the true message within is clearly about love and gratitude. The pre-requisite to have what we want to have is to love everything in this world and be grateful for everything that are given to us or happen to us!

When I finally put all that I read together, I can see a bigger picture, that the universe is mighty, for it seems to control everything in this world with its invincible hands. And only through mindfulness, love, gratitude, belief and letting go, then can we connect to the universe. And once we are able to connect to the universe, we will be able to have what we want, the key to our life – happiness!

Using Rhonda Byrne’s “Power” and “Magic”, we will be living life with full of love and gratitude and the moment we reach that state, it doesn’t really matter anymore whether we can have what we want, for we will be indulging ourselves in the pool of true happiness.

So if I am asked to summarize the lessons that I learned from these 3 categories of books, it will be as follows:

Understand thyself first, and once we know who we truly are and what we truly want, we will be mindful and live life at its present moment. We will live our life with full of compassion and gratitude in this imperfect world.

By doing so, and as the law of attraction says, we will attract more positive people, things and events into our lives and these will them bring us to the happiness that we are all seeking for……

19.02.2017

Francis Lim

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6 thoughts on “自我反映(二十五)——寻找真理 / Self-Reflection (25) — The Search for Wisdom

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  1. 我也相信这浩瀚的宇宙有一股能量,像是无形的牵引,是郎达.拜恩让我开始相信,后来在阅读其他书籍时也频频发现作者们所讲述的都是与宇宙能量息息相关。
    我曾尝试了解自己,但却摸索不到内心的自己,无奈……

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    1. 是的,因此我们无法掌控自己的生命,横祸来时无法挡。但是我在学习如何掌控生活,至少不会留下任何遗憾。人生,就是那么无奈,但我们可以从无奈中找到一丝丝的感动与喜悦,那就足矣。我相信你能够找到自己,也希望你能和我一起走这条探索的路。互相鼓励,互相学习!

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      1. 偶尔会在社会枷锁中挣扎,有的时候逃离了,下一秒却又乖乖的折返,这循环很累人。或许我应该勇于冒险,惟有这样才能发现我人生的新大陆。谢谢你。

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