2009年11月13日星期五

衰老

Jara Sutta記錄了佛陀(Buddha)晚年的身體狀況,佛陀就如普通人一樣會生病和衰老。

有一次,佛陀住在舍衛城附近的寺院。阿難陀(Ananda)用手按摩佛陀的四肢,突然說:「真是驚人和令人震驚!佛陀的膚色不再清晰和明亮,四肢鬆弛和出現皺紋,背部彎曲,他的眼、耳、鼻、舌和身的感官出現明顯的變化。」

「阿難陀,情況就是這樣。當人年輕時遇到衰老,健康時遇到疾病,活著時遇到死亡。」

2 則留言:

  1. Buddha is very different from the gods of other religions. Whereas the gods of many other religions are immortal, eternal, Buddha is mortal and has gone forever.

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  2. But when the Blessed One had entered upon the rainy season, there arose in him a severe illness, and sharp and deadly pains came upon him. And the Blessed One endured them mindfully, clearly comprehending and unperturbed.

    DN 16

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