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英文版

True Maturity Is the Maturity of the Mind and Spirit

For the whole society, the whole human race, the whole world, is it or is it not better that you have been here? If you have not been able to do this, then you havenot brought about anything of genuine value. What we call something of genuine value is the spirit of benefitting living beings. It is only when you have done things which genuinely benefit living beings that you have been able to bring about something of genuine value from the standpoint of the whole universe and all living beings (page 178)

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

Author: Xuemo, translated by J.C.Cleary

中文版

对整个社会、整个人类、整个世界来说,有你,是不是比没你更好呢?如果做不到这一点,你就没有实现一种真正的价值。所谓真正的价值,是一种利众的精神,当你站在整个宇宙、所有众生的立场上,做一些真正利众的事情,你才能实现自己真正的价值。(149页)

摘自《世界是心的倒影》,雪漠著

讲解笔记

【1】Golden sentence:

For the whole society, the whole human race, the whole world,

is it or is it not better that you have been here?

对整个社会、整个人类、整个世界来说,

有你,又是不是比没你更好呢?

【2】Words:

maturity /məˈtjʊərɪtɪ, -ˈtʃʊə-/N-UNCOUNT Maturity is the state of being fully developed or adult. 发育成熟 例:Humans experience a delayed maturity; we arrive at all stages of life later than other mammals.人类经历着一个迟来的成熟;我们进入生命各个阶段的时间比其他哺乳动物要晚。

genuine /ˈdʒɛnjʊɪn/ ADJ Genuine is used to describe people and things that are exactly what they appear to be, and are not false or an imitation. 真正的 例:There was a risk of genuine refugees being returned to Vietnam.有把真正的难民遣送回越南的风险。

ADJ Genuine refers to things such as emotions that are real and not pretended. 真诚的 例:If this offer is genuine, I will gladly accept it.如果这份帮助是真诚的,我将愉快地接受它.

benefit /ˈbɛnɪfɪt/ N-VAR The benefit of something is the help that you get from it or the advantage that results from it. 益处; 成效 例:Each family farms individually and reaps the benefit of its labour.每个家庭独立耕作,收获各自的劳动成果。V-T/V-I If you benefit from something or if it benefits you, it helps you or improves your life. 有益于; 得益 例:Both sides have benefited from the talks.双方都从会谈中获益。

Living beings:

Treat everything with love, then you shall never be hurt. Because everything needs love, it is the nature of all living beings.用爱心对待一切事物,那么你将永远不会受到伤害。因为,一切事物都需要爱,这是一切生物的天性。They think of them as living beings.他们以为他们是活着的实体。



自己的价值在哪儿呢?

选择,无处不在。

何去何从,这是一个问题。

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