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英文版

All these are forms, and they are also manifestations, and external appearances. The concrete contents of all these manifestations is not what is most important .

What is most important is whether or not they can touch you , whether or not they can make you think, whether or not they can ignite the spiritual light of your inner mind.

Therefore, whenever you are reading some books of wisdom, do not take "translating them" as your goal. Use your mind to go experience their inner truth, and taste and enter into that great ocean of wisdom that lies hidden behind the text.

Only if you do this, will you avoid feeling confused by terms which appear repeatedly but with different concrete meanings, or by confused logic which at first sight appears contradictory.

Only if you do this will you not be disoriented by the intricate complexities of the apparent forms of the world as they are born and die away again and again.(page 225)

~An excerpt from The World is a Reflection of the Mind.

Author: Xuemo, translated by J.C.Cleary

中文版

这些都是相,也就是显现、外现。一切显现的具体内容都不是最重要的,最重要的是它们能不能带给你一些触动,能不能让你反思,能不能点亮你内心的灵光?所以,在读任何智慧之书时,都千万不要以“翻译”为目的,要用心去体悟其中的奥义,尝试融入隐藏在文字后面的那片智慧大海。这样,你才不会因为重复出现、但具体含义未必相同的字眼,或者一些看起来似乎矛盾的混乱逻辑而感到迷惑,也不会被世界上错综复杂、生生灭灭的现象弄得晕头转向。

摘自《世界是心的倒影》,雪漠著

讲解笔记

Golden sentence:

What is most important is whether or not they can touch you ,

whether or not they can make you think,

whether or not they can ignite the spiritual light of your inner mind.

最重要的是它们能不能带给你一些触动,

能不能让你反思,

能不能点亮你内心的灵光?

Words:

concrete /ˈkɒnkriːt/ N-UNCOUNT Concrete is a substance used for building which is made by mixing together cement, sand, small stones, and water. 混凝土

例:The posts have to be set in concrete.这些柱子必须固定在混凝土中。ADJ You use concrete to indicate that something is definite and specific. 明确具体的 例:I had no concrete evidence.我当时没有明确而具体的证据。

ignite /ɪɡˈnaɪt/V-T/V-I When you ignite something or when it ignites, it starts burning or explodes. 点燃; 着火

例:The bombs ignited a fire which destroyed some 60 houses.炸弹引起了一场火灾,烧毁了大约六十间房屋。

contradictory /ˌkɒntrəˈdɪktərɪ/ ADJ If two or more facts, ideas, or statements are contradictory, they state or imply that opposite things are true. (事实、观点、陈述等) 相互矛盾的

例:Customs officials have made a series of contradictory statements about the equipment.海关官员们对于这种设备做出了一系列相互矛盾的陈述

disoriented [dis'ɔ:rientid]

adj.having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity

I frequently find myself disoriented when I come up out of the subway 同义词: confused / lost

intricate /ˈɪntrɪkɪt/ ADJ You use intricate to describe something that has many small parts or details. 复杂精细的

例:...the production of carpets with highly intricate patterns.…图案复杂精细的地毯的制作。

complexity /kəmˈplɛksɪtɪ/ N-UNCOUNT Complexity is the state of having many different parts connected or related to each other in a complicated way. 复杂性

例:...a diplomatic tangle of great complexity.…一场非常复杂的外交纠纷。

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