Guilt is not a pleasant feeling to go through but it has a purpose. It stops you from getting into a cycle of actions that are not good for you and for others. When such action happens, the guilt in you acts like a brake for you not to continue the same act. Guilt is good in the right amount and only for that period of time. If it goes beyond a limit, it eats you up like termites eat up the cupboard.

虽然愧疚感让人不好受,但它的发生是有含义的。它让你免于重复地做些损人不利己的事。内心的愧疚感就像煞车器,能及时把你从错误中带回来。在某个时段里,些许的愧疚感是好的。要不,无限度的愧疚感有如啃光衣橱的白蚁,会把你吞噬。

So, you need skill to get out of guilt, but, at the same time, not totally remove it. It is only when you truly realize that you are not the doer of any action that there is no purpose left for guilt. Until that blossoming, a little bit of guilt serves you. It protects you from any wrongdoing that you might engage in.

因此,你需拥有跳脱愧疚的技巧,同时保留一丁点的愧疚。当你发现自己并非作为者时,也会发现愧疚感是毫无意义的。在这个品质绽放之前,愧疚感的存在能让你免于行差踏错。

A mistake is something that pinches you. It is the pinch that irks the consciousness and that pinch disallows the mistake to be repeated. Be with the pinch and not the guilt. It will also stop you from repeating it. Your very wish to repent has solved the purpose. This wish is an indication that your intellect is maturing. Otherwise, you would not have been aware of your actions.

错误会经常性地戳你一下。就是这种被戳的感觉造成意识的困扰,也提醒你不犯同样的错误。带着这种被戳一下的感觉而非愧疚。只要有悔改的意图就足够了。这个意图显示你的理性更成熟了。不然,你甚至无法意识到自己的行为。

That person who did a mistake has packed his suitcase and gone. Now, inside you is a new person. Start believing in the innocence of the present moment. Krishna tells Arjuna, “I will relieve you from your sins. You just surrender. Then it’s my responsibility to take care of your sins. Don’t worry. Drop all that you are holding on to — even your dharma.” All that you need to do is to let go of everything you are holding on to.

那个犯错的人早已带着行李远去。此时你的内在焕然一新。相信此刻纯真的本质。克里斯那对阿朱那说:”臣服吧!我将恕你无罪。把你的罪行全归咎于我。不用担心,放下你的执着,包括那些道德规范!” 你所需做的,只是放下你紧抓着的每件事。

Translator : Seva 雅菊