6.上帝仁慈

6. The Greatest Creator is Merciful

鉴于二次世界大战中人类受到的磨难,有人断言说:“上帝死了!”这是对上帝的污蔑和亵渎。

Knowing about the suffering that was experienced during World War II, some people have proclaimed that “The Greatest Creator is dead”, but this is slandering and desecrating the Name.

用人类的情感来理解上帝,纯粹是瞎子摸象。仅仅用人间的生死存亡、违逆困穷来判断上帝的特性,简直是一个老鼠在当人类的法院院长。

To understand the Greatest Creator with human emotions is drawing a conclusion with incomplete data. If we judge the features of the Greatest Creator through the perspectives of life and death or from the difficulty and poverty of people, it would be like appointing a rat to be the Grand Judge of the Supreme Court of the world.

我们看到一个终生勤劳的老妈妈在去世前还要受几年瘫痪在床疾病的折磨,就能认为上帝不仁慈吗?

一个善良诚实的人终生受苦受罪,我们就能断定上帝不仁慈吗?

Can we judge that the Greatest Creator is merciless when we see a diligent elderly lady suffering from paralysis on her bed before she dies or when we see kind and honest people suffering from misfortunes throughout their lives?

有些人一出生就享福,品德并不优良,却能不费吹灰之力获得权势和财富,甚至男盗女娼、坑害忠良,最后却能无疾而终,丧事办得很气派。以此我们就能断言上帝偏袒坏人,对好人不仁慈吗?

不能!上帝是仁慈的。

要理解上帝的仁慈,不能仅仅用人类的是非标准来衡量,必须从时空的角度、生命的循环、灵性的高低来认识。

Some people who are “born with silver spoons in their mouths” do not have any virtues, but they obtain power and wealth with ease. They do a lot of immoral things in their lives but die peacefully in their old age and have splendid funerals. Can we judge that the Greatest Creator is biased for those people and against good ones? To understand the mercy of the Greatest Creator, we cannot use the right and wrong criteria of people. We have to make these judgments from the perspective of time-space, LIFE cycle, and the level of spiritual nature.

从《生命禅院》“宇宙时空篇”中我们知道,宇宙中有36维空间,生命是在天界、极乐界、阴极黑洞体、万年界、千年界、人间、阳极黑洞体、家畜界、动物界、植物界、(昆虫界和细菌界构成另两个生命体系。)阴间、冰冻层、火炼层循环的。

From the chapter of “Time-Space in the Universe” in the Life Chanyuan, we have known that there are 36 dimensional spaces in the Universe. The life cycles among the Heaven World, Elysium World, Negative Black Hole Body, the Ten-thousand Year World, the Thousand Year World, Mortal World, Positive Black Hole World, Livestock World, Animal World, Plant World (the Insect World and Bacteria World form the other 2 life systems), the Hell, Frozen Layer and Inflamed Layer.

人处在中界世界——人间,人的灵性比神、佛、仙的低,但比家畜、动物、植物的灵性高。灵性的层次从天界到植物界逐次降低。

The human beings are in the middle world, the Mortal World. And the spiritual nature of mankind is lower than that of the God, Buddha or Celestial Beings, but higher than that of the livestock, animals, or plants. The level of the spiritual nature descends from the Heaven World to the Plant World.

比如,神知道宇宙中的一切,佛知道仙界、人间、动物界、植物界的一切,却不知道天界的情况,仙只知道人间、动物界、植物界的一切,却不知极乐界和天界的状况,人只知道动物界、植物界的情况,但不清楚仙界(千年界和万年界)、佛界(极乐界)、神界(天界)的情况,动物知道植物界,却不清楚其他生命空间,植物是最懵懂的生命,它们对整个宇宙谈不上什么认识,只能顺其自然,逆来顺受。

For instance, the God knows everything in the Universe. And the Buddha knows everything in the Fairyland, Mortal World, Animal World and Plant World, but not in the Heaven World. The Celestial Beings only know everything in the Mortal World, Animal World, and Plant World, but not in the Elysium World or Heaven World. The human beings only know about the Animal World and Plant World, but not in the Fairy Land (Ten-thousand Year World and Thousand Year World), Buddha World (Elysium World), and the God World (Heaven World). The animals only know the Plant World, but not the other life spaces. The plants are the most ignorant life, knowing nothing about the Universe and can only take everything upon them.

从神的角度讲,人是愚昧的;从佛的角度讲,人是邪恶的;从仙的角度讲,人是目光短浅愚蠢的;从人自身的角度讲,人是善恶两性聪明的;从动物的角度讲,人是不可思议、可怕的;从植物的角度讲,人是神奇、伟大的。

From the perspective of the God, the human beings are ignorant. From the perspective of the Buddha, the human beings are evil. From the perspective of the celestial beings, human beings are short-sighted and stupid. But from the perspective of mankind, human beings are intelligent, though some are good and some are bad. From the perspective of the animals, human beings are scaring and inconceivable. From the perspective of the plants, human beings are fantastic and great.

人类的愚昧表现在:不知道从哪儿来,又到哪儿去,一辈子迷迷糊糊,懵懵懂懂,该要的不要,不该要的却没命地追求,活着不知道为什么要活,死了不知道是怎么死的。

The human beings are ignorant because they don’t know where they are from or heading towards. Throughout their life, they are in a muddle, giving up those they should have and pursue things they shouldn’t have. When living, they don’t know why they live. When dying, they don’t know how they die.

人类的邪恶表现在:互相惨杀、相互欺压、不敬神佛、自高自大、捕杀野生动物、污染江河湖海。若上帝不是仁慈的,怎能允许我们在他创造的这个地球家园中胡作非为?

Human beings are evil because they bully and even kill each other, show disrespect to the God or Buddha, hunt the wild animals, and pollute the waters. If the Greatest Creator is not merciful, how can it allow us to abuse the Earth created by it?

人类正在进行的生物基因工程,从人类自身的角度来看,是个伟大的、了不起的创举,是有无限光明前程的事业,但从上帝的秩序来看,这是个极其危险邪恶的做法,有朝一日,人类要为此付出沉重的代价。上帝若不仁慈,就不会向人类发出规劝和警示。

From the perspective of human beings, the genetic engineering is a great, marvelous and promising career. But if we see from the angle of the Greatest Creator, it is dangerous and evil. Some day in the future, the mankind will pay for it. If the Greatest Creator is not merciful, it will not give us the admonishment and warnings.

试想,我们家里养了几条狗,这些狗已学会了如何开我们卧室的门锁,结果会如何呢?

Imagine we have raised several dogs in our homes. If these dogs have learnt to unlock the bedroom doors, what will happen?

人类的愚蠢和目光短浅表现在:只顾眼前利益和个人利益,而不顾长远利益和全体利益。人们宁愿花时间和精力去挣钱或玩乐,而不愿花时间和精力探讨人生的意义,结果得到了几十年的短暂快乐,却失去了千年美好的生活。就象人人都明白的道理:人人都诚实,人间就是天堂。可人人都耍小聪明,都希望别人诚实,自己例外,结果人类没有几个真正诚实的人,都是聪明人,但聪明反被聪明误,不仅把人生搞的一塌糊涂,也失去了美好的前程。

The human beings are short-sighted and stupid because they only care for the short-term and individual interest, instead of the long-term and collective interest. People tend to spend their time making money and seeking fun, reluctant to take time to think about the meaning of life. The result is that they have harvested dozens of years of joy but lost the happy life enduring thousands of years. Everybody understands that if he is all honest, the Mortal World will become the Paradise. But the fact is that everbody just plays tricks while hoping the others are honest. And only a few of the human beings are honest. Most of them are simply tricky. They not only messed up their own life, also lost the bright future.

现在回答前面提出的三个问题。

Now let me answer those three questions raised in the above paragraphs:

勤劳终生的老妈妈去世前还要受几年瘫痪在床疾病的折磨,其意义在哪儿呢?

When the diligent elderly lady had to suffer from the paralysis on bed for years before she passed away, what does it imply?

一个有雄心、有胆识、英明的老板知道,想要提拔和重用某个员工,必须要让他先经历公司各种业务,要让他忍他人所不能忍、吃他人所不能吃的苦头,培养他不计个人得失、只讲奉献的品德,才能委以重任。老板对他要求越严厉,将来的报酬越高。毛泽东让自己的儿子当农民,然后到工厂当工人,再到朝鲜去当兵打仗,为了什么?就是先让他吃苦,了解民情,最后有希望接自己的班,当一个贤明的君王。

An ambitious and wise boss is aware that, before appointing a staff to an important position, it is imperative to give him the opportunity to experience all difficulties and take almost all tasks in the company, and foster his virtues of selflessness and sacrifice. The stricter the boss is, the more rewards the staff will obtain in the future. MAO Zedong arranged his son to work as a peasant, worker and later a soldier in the Korean War. Why? He hoped his son would experience some difficulties and know about the common people first before taking the throne.

聪明的父母知道,要使自己的子女有出息,就不能让他要风给风,要雨得雨,少年之时过分的放纵和娇惯只能导致青年之期的叹息和老来的悔恨。

The wise parents also know that they shouldn’t spoil their kids by giving them what ever they want. Otherwise they will not make excellent career in their future life. Too much indulgence in childhood can only lead to regret in the old age.

人在上帝的眼中,只是少年期,让我们吃点苦,受点罪就是为了让我们能在人间死后去更好的地方——千年界,起码要让我们再返回人间,有机会通过修行修炼,最终能去千年界。

智慧的人把上帝看成是仁慈的天父,原因在此。

In the eyes of the Greatest Creator, people are just in their childhood. Suffering is imposed upon us by the Greatest Creator in the hope that we can find a better place after our death, either in the Thousand-year World, or at least that we can return to the mortal world after death and enter the Thousand-year World after further self-refining and self-improvement. This is why wise people regard the Greatest Creator as the merciful Heavenly Father.

让一个勤劳终生的老妈妈临死之期再受磨难,从人的感情角度,实属上帝不仁不慈,但从上帝的立场来讲,这真是大慈大仁的地方,若让老妈妈功亏一篑,那才叫残忍呢!

Judging from the perspective of people, the Greatest Creator is really merciless to impose suffering on the diligent elderly lady before her death, however, if we stand in the boots of the Greatest Creator, we will find the mercy. It would be totally brutal to end her suffering before her death.

美国总统肯尼迪的父亲,不让他人去救在河中快要淹死的儿子,在普通人看来,是没有人性的表现,但是,老肯尼迪在培养未来的美国总统,有几人有此远见卓识。

The father of the late US President Kennedy would not let others save his son about to be drowned in the river. For ordinary people, he was really merciless. But very few people knew that he was seizing the opportunity to let his son experience the sufferings, hoping he would become someone in the future.

让一个诚实善良的人终生受苦受罪,其意义与上叙无二。让一个善良诚实的人终生受苦受罪,目的就是要培养你的品德,以获得进入千年界的资格。

So the Greatest Creator is doing the same thing when imposing suffering on a good and honest person throughout their whole life because doing so is just to cultivate their virtues so that they will be qualified to enter the Thousand-year World.

美国的移民政策有许多规定,只有达到其规定,你才有资格在美国生存。要在哈佛和剑桥等大学当教授,你必须具备一定的学历和资历,即使你滥竽充数混进去了,站在头脑清楚的学生们面前一张口,满嘴的常识错误和逻辑混乱,三天就能把你哄出学堂。一个优秀的家族是不允许后代们胡乱结婚的,一个纯洁的组织是不轻易接纳成员的。千年界是一片净土,不能随便让一个“臭气熏天”的人进去,就象每个家庭的客厅中不能允许有狗屎鸡粪存在一样。

The US immigration policy has set many regulations. Only by following these regulations can one be qualified to live on this land. To work as a professor in Oxford or Cambridge University, you have to obtain certain level of education and experience. Even if you are lucky and have obtained a position there, you cannot maintain the job because the students will find the common-sense mistakes and confused logics made by you. An excellent family will not allow their future generations to marry imprudently. A pure organization does not accept new members unscrupulously. The Thousand-year World is a piece of pure land, refusing the access of “stinking people”, just like the sitting room will not tolerate the existence of dog droppings or chicken manure.

神耶稣说:“你们贫穷的人有福了,你们饥饿的人有福了,你们哀哭的人有福了。”为什么?神说:“因为上帝的国是你们的。”

佛释迦牟尼说:“以今世人轻贱故,先世罪孽即为消灭,当可修成至高无上、大彻大悟大智慧。”

仙老子说:“祸兮福所依。”“将欲与之,必固取之。”

Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. Blessed are those who mourn.” Why? Jesus said, “for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”. Shakyamuni said, “The humble lives of living people are just to eliminate sins from past lives. Only in this way can they self-improve and reach the Supreme Wisdom.” The Celestial Being, Lao Tzu said, “Blessings are disguised as misfortunes” and “In order to take, one must first give.”

上帝让一个诚实善良的人终生受苦受罪,用心良苦,我们何冤之有?!

让一个人终生享福,为所欲为,看起来挺不错,实际上是让你透支你的福分,你得到的越多,你损失的越惨。

普通人都知道,抬的越高,摔的越重,爬的越陡,跌的越惨。

The Greatest Creator gives much consideration before imposing suffering and plight on good and honest people throughout their whole lives. To give lifelong fortune and happiness to a person sounds very attractive, but that person would really be over-consuming their blessings. The more you get, the more you will lose. Everyone knows that the higher one climbs, the more serious an injury they will suffer if they fall.

宇宙的一切都是对立的统一,得到的和失去的最终是相等的,失去的越多,得到的越多;得到的越少,失去的越少。印度的一种宗教提倡苦行,并不是愚昧无知,靠石油生意发家的洛克菲勒把几亿美元捐赠给慈善事业,自己只留下一个零头,并不是老糊涂了,功夫明星李连杰把做广告挣的钱捐献给佛教,并不是钱多得实在没办法花了。他们已经悟出“道”了,有智慧了。

Everything in the Universe follows the principle of the unity of opposites and in the end, your gains will equal to your losses. The more you gain, the more you will lose and the less you gain, the less you will lose. An Indian religion advocates asceticism and it is not an ignorant practice. John D. Rockefeller, who earned wealth with oil mines, donated hundreds of million of dollars to charities and only kept a small part of his riches. He was not an old fool. The Kung Fu star, Jet LI donated his sponsorship income to the Temple, not because he had too much money to spend. They both understood what Tao is and they have possessed its wisdom.

谁说上帝不是仁慈的?

假如全人类都认定“上帝不存在”,人类首先“不存在”了。人类之所以存在,原因是人类中尚有许多人虔诚地信仰和崇拜上帝,上帝是看在他们的份上才让我们继续在地球上存在,并希望我们能改邪归正,走上帝的道。仅从这一点讲,上帝是非常仁慈的。

Can we still say that the Greatest Creator is not merciful? If everyone believed “the Greatest Creator does not exist”, then mankind would not exist either. The Greatest Creator is there because a large number of people believe in and admire it. Because of this, the Greatest Creator allows us to live on the Earth and hopes that we can follow, give up evil, and return to good. From this perspective, the Greatest Creator is very merciful.

发布者:Jena Wang

I am Jena from China. I was a resident living in Chinese Largest Ecovillage —New Oasis for Life Community. I like ecovillages life mode. I am also interested in spiritual articles. Here I just share the Greatest Creator's love to me and my personal daily life. Hope you can enjoy my blog, thank you for reading.

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