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April 26:

英文版

The true mind is also "the ordinary mind" in the saying"the ordinary mind is the Path. It is a spiritual light with which we are all inherently equipped: clear and empty and still, shining bright,  extending everywhere like space, reflecting everything like a clear mirror.

When this light illuminates our lives, we then abide in peace in a kind of expansive calm adaptability, letting nature take its course as we live, and doing things following the true mind without scheming or calculating, without so-called clinging or letting go.

We do not put anything in our minds, and yet we can still act with complete focus and do anything well.

This is what I often speak of as “using the mind that transcends the world to do tasks in the world.”The“ ordinary mind” is this mind that transcends the world。(page 196)

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

Author: Xuemo, translated by J.C.Cleary

中文版

真心,也是“平常心是道”中的“平常心”。它是我们原本俱足的一点灵光,湛然空寂,明明朗朗,如虚空般遍及一切,如明镜般映照一切。当这点灵光照亮我们的生命之时,我们便安住在一种宽坦任运当中,任自然地做人,从真心地行事,无机心也无计较,无所谓执著也无所谓舍弃,不把任何事情放在心上,却又能专注用心地做好任何事。这就是我常说的“以出世之心,做入世之事”。平常心,便是那出世之心。(161-162页)

摘自《世界是心的倒影》,雪漠著

讲解笔记

Golden sentence:

We do not put anything in our minds,

and yet we can still act with complete focus and do anything well.

不把任何事情放在心上,

却又能专注用心地做好任何事。

Words:

adaptability [ə,dæptə'biləti]

n.适应性,可变性the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances

extend /ɪkˈstɛnd/ V-I If you say that something, usually something large, extends for a particular distance or extends from one place to another, you are indicating its size or position. 延伸

例:The caves extend for some 12 miles.这些洞穴延伸约12英里。

scheme /skiːm/ N-COUNT A scheme is someone's plan for achieving something, especially something that will bring them some benefit. 计划

例:...a quick money-making scheme to get us through the summer.…一个能让我们迅速赚到钱以顺利度过这个夏季的计划。

V-T/V-I If you say that people are scheming, you mean that they are making secret plans in order to gain something for themselves. 密谋表不满 例:Everyone's always scheming and plotting.每个人时刻都在算计和谋划。

transcend /trænˈsɛnd/ V-T Something that transcends normal limits or boundaries goes beyond them, because it is more significant than them. 超越

例:...issues like disaster relief that transcend party loyalty.…诸如超越党派忠诚的灾后救济的问题。



平常心 平常心 平常心。