2007年12月19日星期三

Contentedness 知足

And how is a monk content? Just as a bird, wherever it goes, flies with its wings as its only burden; so too is he content with a set of robes to provide for his body and almsfood to provide for his hunger. Wherever he goes, he takes only his barest necessities along. This is how a monk is content.

Samaññaphala Sutta, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

大王,比丘如何知足呢?在此,大王,比丘滿足於保護身體的袈裟與果腹的缽食,無論去到那裡,他都隨身只攜帶著(衣缽)。就像鳥兒一樣,無論飛到那裡,都只以兩翼為牠的唯一負擔;同樣地,比丘滿足於覆身的袈裟與果腹的缽食,無論去到那裡,他都隨身只攜帶著(衣缽)。大王,比丘如此知足。

《沙門果經》Ven. Bhikkhu Guõavãra (德雄比丘)

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