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【人生哲理】即將翻過的一頁 / 李慶平(前中國廣播公司總經理)”Page to be Turned” by Ching-Ping Lee (Former General Manager of China Broadcasting Corporation)

 

再過兩個月即將超過75歲,人生尚未行到盡頭,但已開始步入暮年。回憶過去的歲月,那一點一滴,皆是走過的路,留下的汗水,起起伏伏,滄海桑田,有時歡樂有時黯淡。不過每一瞬都將過去,既是煙雲,也是痕跡。佛家說一切種種,皆在阿賴耶識,就如在現代電腦,將人生儲在雲端。

In two months, I will be over 75 years old, and my life has not yet come to an end, but it has begun to enter the twilight years. Recalling the past years, that bit by bit, are all the road traveled, the sweat left behind, ups and downs, vicissitudes, sometimes joy and sometimes bleak. But every moment will pass, both a cloud of smoke and a trace. Buddhists say that all kinds of things are in Alaya’s consciousness; just like in modern computers, life is stored in the cloud.

 

有人說人有命運,是的,命是上帝給我們的,運卻是人自己創造的,上帝給我們的自由意志,有了選擇權,每一個人選擇的道路就不同了。人生無不一時一刻都在選擇,但到了75歲何須再選擇,心安即可。人老了也不要強求,去做喜歡的事,只要無愧於心,即可安心。

Some people say that people have a destiny. Yes, fate is given to us by God, but fate is created by man himself. With the free will God gave us, with the right to choose, each person chooses a different path. There are choices in life all the time, but when you are 75 years old, you don’t need to choose anymore, you can rest assured. Don’t force people to do what they like when they are old. As long as they are worthy of their hearts, they can feel at ease.

 

有位長輩說「人上百人,形形色色」,真的,每一個人真是不一樣,立場不同,意識形態不同,學識不同,涵養不同,會造成各式各樣的結果。人與人之間,人與物之間,人與事之間即是我們的生活。但若人悟出有了善良,多了包容,一切生活中的矛盾,也就不過爾爾,何須你爭我奪,看淡一點,就會多一點微笑,何樂不為!

An elder said, “There are hundreds of people, all kinds of people.” Really, everyone is really different, with different positions, different ideologies, different knowledge, and different self-cultivation, which will lead to various results. Between people, between people and things, between people and things is our life. However, if people realize that with kindness and tolerance, all the contradictions in life will be no more than mere hoops.

 

人生的過去,如果說如同夢幻,而當下若為真實,不過創造繼起的夢幻。對小我而言,未來是有盡的,但對宇宙大我而言,還有數百億年,甚至更長。我們們百年的歲月,如同一粒量子,比印度恆河的沙粒還小數千億倍。人的豁達,是在看到自己的微小。

If the past of life is said to be like a dream, and if the present is real, it will only create a dream that follows. For the ego, the future is endless, but for the cosmic self, there are tens of billions of years or even longer. Our hundred years of years are like a grain of quantum, hundreds of billions of times smaller than the grain of sand in the Ganges of India. The open-mindedness of people is to see their own smallness.

 

當我們看到非洲的貧窮,中東的戰亂,俄烏的戰爭,台海的危機,也許這就是命,但事在人為,這是上帝給我們的禮物-人的選擇權。

When we see poverty in Africa, wars in the Middle East, wars in Russia and Ukraine, and the crisis in the Taiwan Strait, maybe this is fate, but it depends on human beings. This is God’s gift to us – human choice.

 

75歲即將過去,是即將翻過的一頁,是夢幻,是虛幻,但它儲存在雲端。

75 years old is about to pass, it is a page that is about to be turned, it is a dream, it is an illusion, but it is stored in the cloud.

 

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