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KW_怎么判断梦境中的幸福时光就是幸福美梦?
 

学员:我发现,《奇迹课程》好像有一个自相矛盾的地方,不过,也可能是我理解错了。《课程》说,我们梦境里的痛苦都只是内心罪咎之苦的倒影,心灵一旦疗愈,噩梦就变成了幸福美梦。然而,另一方面它又说,梦境里的痛苦反映了我们潜意识的罪咎,使罪咎得以化暗为明而进入我们的觉知,我们因此才有机会宽恕并释放它。也就是说,我们一旦宽恕并且释放了罪咎,心灵就会恢复纯洁无罪的觉知;只要我们还相信自己活在人间,心灵就会把这份“收益”从内在推恩到外境。既然这样,我们又何必去质疑那些美好时光,甚至怀疑它们只是掩盖潜意识罪咎的纱幔呢?请问,我们该如何判断梦境中的幸福时光究竟是罪咎的烟幕弹或者是心灵疗愈和正见思维的收益呢?难道大家真的相信痛苦能使他们更接近上主,而健康、富足和喜悦之梦则相反?

 

肯恩:问得好!很多学员都有过类似的困惑。破解的关键无他,就是分清形式和内涵之别。在《奇迹课程》里,幸福美梦特指一种心灵状态(内涵),此时,我们选择了圣灵为师,并且唯祂的目的马首是瞻。尽管这一状态仍属于幻相,但之所以称为幸福美梦,是因为它是正念心境的宽恕、慈悲和共同福祉之梦,取代了小我的定罪、评判和自我中心之梦;而所有这一切全都发生在心灵内,属于内涵层次。

 

在这种心态下,平安就成了你的一贯感受:匮乏感一去不返、再也没有罪咎和自我憎恨,当然也不再需要投射或者其他防卫措施了。就你的问题而言,这一心态最显著的特点是,你再也不须要操心任何外在事物,不用为了让世间事物朝某个特定方向发展而操心费神,或追求世俗意义上的好运福报了。你的平安和幸福无需仰赖任何外在事物。更进一步讲,无论处在顺境或逆境,你都不再把它们看成是针对你而来的,因为你已经不用这些标准看待万事万物了。耶稣在《课程》里用不同的说法反覆表达了这一点,其中一处在“超越战场之上”那一节:“想一想,那些不只接受天父的目的,而且明知那也是自己的目的之人,会从祂那儿蒙受多大的恩典!他们从此无所匮乏。哀伤也成了不可思议的事。……他们知道自己的幸福从此不受无常之苦。……一个人若知道自己已拥有一切,怎会甘心受限于这类有形之物,也绝对不可能重视身体的馈赠。(T-23.IV.8:1~3,6; 9:4

 

的确如此,心中了无罪咎之人,是不会想要惩罚自己的。但这一心态具体呈现为怎样的外在形式却是不可知的,无法用世间的标准来评断。比如说,以世俗的眼光来看,耶稣的身体遭遇了非常残酷的伤害,然而,他没有痛苦,因为他知道自己不是一具身体,他也从不认为自己遭受到迫害或背叛(T-6.I.5,9,11)。所以我们必须当心,不要仅从一个人的身体或生活状况(形式层次)来轻易论断。我们还要时时提醒自己《课程》的核心教诲:“知见乃是诠释”(T-11.VI.2,3)。

 

再举一个例子:我的疾病可能源自于我投射到自己身体上的罪咎,但即便如此,我还是可以释放我的罪咎,而选择在同样的身体状况下继续学习我的功课。换句话说,疾病在当下成了我的课堂,这时候我看待它的眼光已截然不同了。疾病可能摧毁我的身体,但如果我在这个过程中学到了“我不是这具身体”,而且所有人其实也都不是他们的身体,那么,我对身体的体验绝不会是负面的,哪怕我仍在服药或治疗,我心中的内涵早已转变了。为此,受苦不会让我离上主更近,我在心灵内为受苦所选择的目的才是关键。

 

话说回来,我当然可以选择用一个健康的身体来完成化解分裂信念的目的;同时,我也可以选择在财务充裕或者拮据的情况下实现这个目的。又或者,已经疗愈的心灵可能选择罹病或者畸形的身体作为表相,来教导世人:无论外在发生什么事,他们都可以保有平安。请记得,无论面对人间任何不幸(形式),心灵无时无刻都能全然平安(内涵)。

 

内心恒久的平安才是心灵疗愈真正的“收益”。除了平安,其余都不是真的;你的平安屹立不摇,任何事物都无法撼动分毫。进一步讲,除了你脸上更常挂着微笑,你的生活可能跟他人并没有什么不同(W-155.1。反过来说,如果你的心态因外境而变化,你就要当心小我已经在运作了。如果只有在特定的情形下,你才能感到幸福跟满足,一旦情况有变,你的幸福和满足就会受到威胁或者消失,说明了你的幸福不是真实的。上主愿我们(也就是祂的造化)所拥有的喜悦和平安是永恒不易的;祂的喜悦和平安是无条件的,不会起伏不定或者变化无常,因为喜悦和平安乃是我们与祂一体不分的真实身分。在〈练习手册〉第一百三十三课,耶稣为我们列出一个评估标准,来测试我们的选择是否“有价值”。终究来说,唯一真正的恩典乃是恢复我们对无所不包的爱、无所不包的圣子奥体的觉知。

 

 

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翻译:红云

润饰:黄真真

 

 

Q #1322: There appears to be a contradiction in A Course in Miracles, or perhaps in my understanding of it. It is saying that the suffering in our dream is a reflection of the suffering caused by guilt in our minds, and the benefits of a healed mind is a happy dream. On the other hand, it says that our bad times in the dream are reflecting and bringing into our awareness our unconscious guilt and making it conscious so that we can forgive it and release. When we are able to do that, our innocent mind brings the benefits of reflecting that outward while we still believe we are here. Then why should we question these good times as just a cover over unconscious guilt? In other words, how do we determine if the blessings in our dream are covering up the guilt, or they are just the benefits of right thinking and a healed mind? And do most people believe that their suffering is bringing them closer to God, rather than a dream of health, abundance, and joy?

 

A: Good question! Many students have experienced confusion over this. What helps is to sort out form and content. A happy dream in A Course in Miracles is a state of mind (content) in which the Holy Spirit has been chosen as your Teacher, and only His purpose for everything is valued. Though still within the illusion, it is called a happy dream because instead of being the ego’s dream of condemnation, judgment, and self-centeredness, it is the right-minded dream of forgiveness, compassion, and shared purpose. This is all within the mind—its content.

 

 

Once this state has been reached, you are always at peace: all sense of lack is gone; there is no guilt or self-hatred; and no need for projection or other defenses. And most important for the context of your question, there is no concern over anything external, no investment in having things go a certain way in the world, or in having what the world defines as good fortune or blessings. Your peace and happiness are not dependent on anything external. Further, nothing is taken personally—either so-called good times or bad times, because nothing is perceived in those terms. Jesus says this in many ways in the Course, one coming in the section “Above the Battleground”: “Think what is given those who share their Father’s purpose, and who know that it is theirs. They want for nothing. Sorrow of any kind is inconceivable … They know it is impossible their happiness could ever suffer change of any kind … No one who knows that he has everything could seek for limitation, nor could he value the body’s offerings” (T-23.IV.8:1- 3,6; 9:4).

 

 

Now, it is true that if there is no guilt in your mind, you would not seek to punish yourself in any way. But how that would appear in form is not knowable. It cannot be evaluated using the categories of the world. For instance, in the world’s judgment, some pretty awful things happened to Jesus’ body; yet, he did not suffer because he knew he was not his body, and he never perceived himself as persecuted or betrayed (see T-6.I.5,9,11). We thus need to be cautious about drawing conclusions simply from the condition of one’s body or life circumstances (form). And we also need to keep in mind the Course’s central teaching that perception is always interpretation (see for example, T-11.VI.2,3).

 

 

As another example: the projection of my guilt onto my body may be the source of my illness; but then I could let go of that guilt and choose to learn further lessons in that same bodily condition. In other words, my illness is now my classroom, and so I would perceive the illness in a completely different way. The illness may be ravaging my body, but if in the process I am learning that I am not my body and that no one else is theirs, I would not be experiencing the illness as anything negative, even as I continue with medical treatment. The content in my mind would have shifted. What brings me closer to God, thus, is not the suffering, but the purpose I have chosen to give it in my mind. However, I can choose that same purpose of undoing my belief in separation with a healthy body, too; and I can choose it whether I am financially secure or struggling financially. One more example: a healed mind could choose the appearance of a diseased or defective body as a means of teaching others they can be peaceful no matter what is going on externally. That mind would be totally at peace at all times (content), in the face of what the world might call misfortune (form).

 

That abiding state of peace is the “benefit” of having a healed mind. In that state, you would know that nothing else is real, and that nothing can affect that peace in any way. Moreover, aside from your smiling more frequently, your life would probably be indistinguishable from anyone else’s (W-pI.155.1). On the other hand, if your state of mind is linked to external conditions, then you should suspect some ego dynamics at work. If you are happy and content only under certain conditions, and your happiness and contentment are threatened or disappear when those conditions change, that should tell you that the happiness is not authentic. The joy and peace that God intended us to have as His creation are eternal; they are not conditional and they do not fluctuate or change—they are our very Identity unified with His. In Lesson 133, Jesus gives us some criteria to use in determining whether what we are choosing is of value or not (W-pI.133). The only true blessings are those that restoreto our awareness the all-inclusiveness of love, the all-inclusiveness of the Sonship.

 


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