2008年1月24日星期四

口孽

一對當電影演員的夫婦,由於長期兩地分居,感情愈來愈淡薄,隔漠與誤會亦愈積愈深,最後決定離婚。

離婚後,妻子在一次接受記者採訪時痛斥前夫沒有責任心等等。文章登出後,丈夫看到了,非常氣憤,也找來一位記者數落前妻怎麼沒有女人味,文章一登出,妻子又不甘示弱地找記者再揭前夫的老底。

就這樣,夫妻倆利用媒介不停地說對方的不是,極力證明離婚是因為對方所造成的。

這樣一來,夫妻倆毫無顧慮,將對方的私隱一一揭出來,亮在公眾面前。許多人於是將這些私隱當成他們的笑柄,取笑他們,令他們在人前抬不起頭來。

夫妻倆在飽受人們的嘲笑後,才明白自己所犯的錯誤,但唯時已晚,對自己的公眾形象和心理,已造成了很大的傷害。

「舌為利害本,口是禍福門。」話出口時輕鬆,惟口舌招尤,再想收回已不可能了。佛家的十惡業中,就有四個是口惡業,可見口孽的重要。

李焯芬

This is the word for holy truth. It is interesting to see the Chinese mentality. "Holy" is made of an ear, a mouth, and a king. When you become the king of your mouth and your ear, you are holy. When you speak mindfully, when you listen mindfully, you master the art of speaking and listening, you are holy person. This is the ear, this is the mouth, and this is the king. You should be the king of your mouth and your ear, and you will not cause a lot of suffering to other people. This is "Holy Truth", and the race of saints.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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