真相要從“看”提升到“悟”的境界 – 正見


一對年輕夫婦進入一個新的居民區。第二天早上,當他們正在吃早餐,年輕女子看到她的鄰居在外掛著洗好的衣服時說 “那洗好的衣服不是很乾淨,她不知道如何正確清洗,也許她需要更好的洗衣皂。”她的丈夫看看,保持沉默。每次她的鄰居在外掛著洗好的衣服時,年輕女子都有相同的意見。一個月之後,該女子驚訝地看到鄰居在外掛著洗好的衣服漂亮乾淨,並對她的丈夫說:“你看,終於學會如何正確清洗,不知是誰教她的?”丈夫回答說,“是我今日凌晨起來清理了我們的窗戶而已”。。。生活也是這樣的…當我們看著別人時所看到的,全依賴於我們觀看時所通過的窗口之清晰度。覺知此真相,保持平等心,正見,放下,自在,解脫。

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. “That laundry is not very clean; she doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.” Her husband looks on, remaining silent. Every time her neighbor hangs her wash to dry, the young woman makes the same comments. A month later, the woman is surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and says to her husband: “Look, she’s finally learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this? ” The husband replies, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.” And so it is with life… What we see when watching others depends on the clarity of the window through which we look

走出概念框框 Thinking Outside the Boxes in Our Heads

從我們自己的概念框學習使我們了解和尊重其他人的概念框。誰的概念框是正確的?包括無限多的概念框是正確的框?銷毀所有概念框是正確的(框)?古代系統理論表明,我們應該學習認知我們自己的框但不執著它,我們漸漸會明白概念框的真理而得到解脫。內觀禪修www.dhamma.org

Comment:Learning from our own conceptual box enable us to aware of and respect other conceptual boxes. Whose conceptual box is the correct box? Including infinite number of conceptual boxes is the correct box? Destroying all conceptual boxes is the correct one (box)? Ancient system theory suggest us to aware of our own box and do not attach to it. Gradually we will understand the truth of conceptual boxes and be liberated. Vipassana Meditation www.dhamma.org


The modern technologically “advanced” world that surrounds us is an outgrowth of our civilization’s compartmentalized ways of thinking. For centuries now most modern cultures have taught their people to “conceptualize” the Universe in terms of distinct categories and dualistic divisions.


As a result we have the complex systems and institutions that surround us- governments, corporations, schools, entertainment industries, economic systems, legal systems, prison systems. All of these based on methods of identifying, measuring and manipulating “things” – discrete objects and units.

Many of the problems humans have created- from poverty, war and racism to global warming & environmental destruction- have their roots in our compartmentalized and mechanistic ways of thinking.

As Alan Watts and others have pointed out, most of the “units” we observe around us (humans, trees, birds, forests, rivers) have existed for millions of years in the natural world, while others are very recent creations – products of “civilized” imaginations.

Money and property, for example- the ideas of value, worth, wealth accumulation and “ownership” of objects and pieces of paper- are mathematically based conceptions that our ancestors dreamed up fairly recently.

Same for time, which is based on measurements of little hands going around a clock, the turning of the earth, and the earth going around the sun. While days and years have a basis in observations of Nature, our division of each day into hours, minutes and seconds has been completely arbitrary.

With clocks and timetables those in positions of “authority” have been able to control and synchronize human activities, running the world as if we were all parts in some larger machine.

Synchronized systems of time have worked hand-in-hand with systems based on money (and ownership) to create the complex web of “civilized” activities that have dominated our planet over the last few thousand years.

Most of the social structures and institutions that surround us- school buildings, financial systems, corporate headquarters, military bases and such – are grounded in this framework of time and money.

The architects of modern civilizations dreamed these institutions up and placed them in our world. Consequently, generations of humans have been raised within them, much as ants build colonies and bees create hives to hatch their young.

Unfortunately, just as blinders limit the range of a horse’s vision, the conceptual boxes and physical walls of civilized people tend to screen out deeper understandings about the effects of our actions and our connection to nonhuman worlds.

In reality, the whole Universe pulses with complex interconnections and a mysterious beauty far beyond our imaginations. There’s a deeper truth that our limited conceptions ignores- that the Universe is not something that exists outside of us. You and I are creative living expressions of ALL that is.

We are born of atoms forged in the heart of long gone stars, energized now by the photons of our local sun. Kept alive by the nutrients and air of our Mother World. We are Life manifesting as people, mountains, rivers and trees

Seeing this deeper truth and experiencing our connection to the Universe is the beginning of wisdom. Sharing that wisdom with others- and using it as the foundation for new systems that we build together- is how our world can be re-created and transformed.

~Christopher::
Creative Systems Thinking

Related video narrated by Alan Watts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMRrCYPxD0I

善有善報,惡有惡報,若然未報,時辰未到。(記憶延遲)。Be careful how you treat people,what you do to others has a funny way of coming back on you.

From: TeeBaby Franklin Hollingsworth

善有善報,惡有惡報,若然未報,時辰未到。
Be careful how you treat people,what you do to others has a funny way of coming back on you. 小心如何待人啊,你對人做了的事會以一種有趣的方式回敬給你。

Newton’s Third law: When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude (and pattern? good/bad) and opposite in direction to that of the first body.
牛頓第三定律表明,當兩個物體互相作用時,彼此施加於對方的力,其大小相等(以及好/壞形態相等?)、方向相反。力必會成雙結對地出現:其中一道力稱為「作用力」;而另一道力則稱為「反作用力」,又稱「抗力」

Karma(Taichi) = 3rd law (Yang) + memory delay (Yin)
業力(太極) = 牛頓第三定律(陽)+ 記憶延遲(陰)
善有善報,惡有惡報,若然未報,時辰未到。(記憶延遲)。

As Above, So Below. Taichi Yin-Yang System Theory. 有上即有下,太極陰陽系統。

Picture From: http://circleart.tumblr.com/aboutme

Taichi is the force in the center that has the ability to differentiate and create. As above is the Yang that appears and operates. So below is the Yin that is hidden and supports. Together they form the Taichi Yin-Yang System Theory.

《太極拳經》‧張三豐: 有上即有下

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By posting this picture, I initiated a communication system/process (Taichi). The Yang as above is the idea that I proposed and the Yin so below is the support from you people (audience). One law of the Taichi Yin-Yang system theory is: Neither can Yin nor Yang grows without each other (孤陰不生 獨陽不長). More support (Yin) could promote more related ideas (yang) to come out and the system/process grows bigger with this interactive process between Yin and Yang.