Publisher: New World Library
Isbn-10: 1577314808 | Isbn-13: 9781577314806 | Publish date: 29/09/2004 | Edition Reprint
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Usually i dig this kind of books more on paper (pencil at hand!). Yet this time, this one, listened at 90 minutes ca. at a time, on my early morning walks at dawn, was as smooth as oil and crystal clear. It could have been the silence and stillness of the day just preparing to be and the Presence within, or else, but each time it was over I wanted more! It really deserves a five stars, I put four though now only because I believe I still grasp only part of all it's revealed here. Absolutely a great book even in audio version!
moscanna said on Nov 03, 2014, 22:31
Blorian said on Feb 10, 2014, 08:59
之前看的是簡體字版，翻譯得很差，硬生生的。後來借到這本台版，從第六章看起，文字譯得活潑得多，讓人看得有感情，像在聽智者分享。 喜歡作者以答問方式來展示內容，那些題問正是我心中的疑團。最讓我深刻的是： １.作者指出痛苦、不快，需要時間才能滋長，所以只專注當下，沒有過去未來，負面的情緒根本不會出現。 2.依我理解，"天人合一"是作者的中心思想，任何人都是天地萬物一份子，生前死後，只不過換了別的形態存於世界，所以不用憂愁。喜歡他以湖來比喻，人生如湖的內裏，總是平和安靜，與萬物為一，任何悲傷痛苦就像漣漪，不過是命途中遇到的狀況，不過是湖面的瞬間，稍縱即逝。關心內在的生命，那就能得享平安喜樂。 3.智性是活在當下的阻礙，會令自己分裂成不同的"自我"，社會賦予的、自己理想的加以批評判斷......唯有感性，才能Be Myself。 4.痛苦能令我們真切感受存在，能助我們感悟當下。
Winnie YAU said on Nov 02, 2013, 07:32
以下摘錄幾句話語。 ◎ 情緒是身體對心智的反應。 ◎ 先身體之死而死，才發現根本沒有死亡。 ◎ 情緒與思想衝突時，思想是謊言，感受是當時心智狀態的相對真理。 ◎ 一個情緒代表一個被強化且蓄滿能量的思想模式。 ◎ 思想與情緒互相餵養壯大形成惡性循環。 ◎ 心智與時間密不可分。 ◎ 抗拒與心智密不可分。 ◎ 觀察思想者、情緒，感覺身體能量，放下等待、心智認同。 ◎ 專注當下這一刻、臨在，把時間從心智裡移除。 ◎ 不要分析、判斷，只要觀察來去。
另外幾句作者對痛苦之身詮釋的重點整理。 ◎ 是活在裡面的過往。 ◎ 是受困的生命能量。 ◎ 是我執所投射的陰影。 ◎ 是虛而不實的幽靈。 ◎ 臨在的光照下，黑暗痛苦之身消失無蹤。 ◎ 創造疾病與意外，甚至自殺。 ◎ 不認同，不給能量，會滑行一段時間，企圖要你再度認同它。 ◎ 由痛苦中製造身份，永遠無法擺脫痛苦。 ◎ 觀察內在的抗拒，觀察對痛苦的執著，觀察強迫性談論或思考的習慣。 ◎ 知道它，接受它，不要思考它，不要讓感覺變思考。 ◎ 保持觀察，靜觀其變。
伊芙琳 said on Sep 23, 2013, 07:32
樂活菜菜子 said on Oct 01, 2012, 09:25
This book teaches you how to live in the present moment of life and tap the power that exists there. Most people focus their attention on the past or the future, and that is what creates the problem. We can only live now so that is where our attention needs to be. We have to let go of our ego and learn how to tap into our inner self. By learning how to live in the Now, you create a new awareness and a new perspective for life.
Ron Barnhart said on Jul 18, 2012, 01:27
This book introduced the joy and peace of Being in Now.
The author was a spiritual teacher. I agreed with him that the world now came to a state of chaos, in the mental and psychological sense, and demanded a revolutionary development in the human race. There were too much conflict, hatred, competition and sorrow. The Mind was actually taking over the world.
In this book, it emphasized being in the presence, through witnessing your own emotions, not being identified with and controlled by the Mind. The Mind is not the real self. The real self is the Being deep inside. Something precious, eternal and with enormous power.
One have to learn how to accept what is, get rid of Time, surrender to the external world, offer no resistance to emotions and situations. Only by staying conscious could one feel the joy and peace that would last forever.
A very very good book for mental growth and enlightenment at this time of the year. It was meaningful and I did get something out of it.
------------------------------------------------------------------ "Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being and the deep, unshakeable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great material wealth. They are looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love, while they have a treasure within that not only includes all those things but is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer."
"The compulsive thinker, which means almost everyone, lives in a state of apparent separateness, in an insanely complex world of continuous problems and conflict, a world that reflects the ever-increasing fragmentation of the mind."
"So when you listen to a thought, you are aware not only of the thought but also of yourself as the witness of the thought... The thought then loses its power over you and quickly subsides, because you are no longer energizing the mind through identification with it."
"You need to be present enough to be able to watch the pain-body directly and feel its energy. It then cannot control your thinking."
"What you think of as the past is a memory trace, stored in the mind, of a former Now... The future is an imagined Now, a projection of the mind."
"All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry - all forms of fear - are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence. "
"Being free of psychological time, you no longer pursue your goals with grim determination, driven by fear, anger, discontent, or the need to become someone. Nor will you remain inactive through fear of failure, which to the ego is loss of self.... You don't seek permanency where it cannot be found: in the world of form, of gain and loss, birth and death. You don't demand that situations, conditions, places, or people should make you happy, and then suffer when they don't live up to your expectations."
"Do not give all your attention away to the mind and the external world. By all means focus on what you are doing, but feel the inner body at the same time whenever possible. Stay rooted within."
"If you continue to pursue the goal of salvation through a relationship, you will be disillusioned again and again. But if you accept that the relationship is here to make you conscious instead of happy, then the relationship will offer you salvation, and you will be aligning yourself with the higher consciousness that wants to be born into this world."
"To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad... Things, people, or conditions that you thought you needed for your happiness now come to you with no struggle or effort on your part, and you are free to enjoy and appreciate them - while they last. All those thighs, of course, will still pass away, cycles will come and go, but with dependency gone there is no fear of loss anymore."
"Feel yourself becoming transparent, as it were, without the solidity of a material body. Now allow the noise, or whatever causes a negative reaction, to pass right through you... Instead of having a wall of resistance inside you that gets constantly and painfully hit by things that "should not be happening", let everything pass through you."
"If you can never accept what is, by implication you will not be able to accept anybody the way they are... If you continuously make the Now into a means to an end in the future, you will also make every person you encounter or relate with into a means to an end."
"If you cannot accept what is outside, the accept what is inside. If you cannot accept the external condition, accept the internal condition. This means: Do not resist the pain. Allow it to be there."
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