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发表于 2008-8-1 11:23:49 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
1. When there is a conflict between the heart and the brain, let the heart be followed.
当心灵和头脑产生冲突时,请听从心灵的召唤。

2. A man of intellect can turn into a devil, but never a man of heart.
一个聪明人也许会变成恶魔,但善良的人不会。

3. Religion is not a theoretical need but a practical necessity.
宗教不是一个理论上的需要,而是一个实践上的必要性。

4. Renunciation does not mean simply dispassion for the world. It means dispassion
for the world and also longing for God.
弃绝并不单纯意味着对世俗生活无动于衷,还意味着对神的渴求。

5. There is no misery where there is no want.
欲望是痛苦之源。

6. The secret of life is not enjoyment, but education through experience.
生活的奥秘不是享乐,而是从经历中获得教育。

7. Every new thought must create opposition.
每种新的思想都应该引发与它相反的思想。

8. Renunciation is the withdrawal of mind from other things and concentrating it on
God.
弃绝即不再关注其他事物,全力以赴追寻神。

9. Every man who thinks ahead of his time is sure to be misunderstood.
每一位思想超越于时代的先知都注定要被误解。

10. In this short life there is no time for the exchange of compliments.
生命如此短促,哪有时间互相恭维?

11. Do not wait to cross the river when the water has all run down.
当水平静下来时,不要站在一边等着过河了。

12. The greatest sin is fear.
恐惧是最大的罪过。

13. Better the scolding of the wise than the adulation of the fools.
斥责智者总比奉承傻瓜好。

14. If you love God's creation more than God, you will be disillusioned.
如果你爱神的造物胜过爱神,那你就觉醒了。

15. Everything can be sacrificed for truth, but truth can't be sacrificed for anything.
为追寻真理可以牺牲所有事物,但绝不可以为任何事物牺牲真理。

16. God has become man, man will become god again.
神已化为人,人将重新成为神。

17. If it is impossible to attain perfection here and now, there is no proof that we
can attain perfection in any other life.
如果在此时此地不能达到完满,那么在任何别的生命中我们也不一定能达成完满。

18. That part of the Vedas which agrees with reason is the Vedas, and nothing else.
那赞成说理性即吠陀经的部分不是别的,就是吠陀经本身。

19. If you want to do anything evil, do it before the eyes of your superiors.
如果你想作恶,那就在你的长辈们面前做。

20. Happiness presents itself before man, wearing the crown of sorrow on its head.
快乐呈现在人们面前,头上戴着悲伤的王冠。
(注:乐与悲是同体而生的,在乐就在悲。——随绿度母散步)

21. If one is a slave to his passions and desires, one cannot feel the pure joy of real
freedom.
如果人成为自己激情和欲望的奴隶,他将无法感受到真正自由的纯粹的快乐。

22. If you can't attain salvation in this life, what proof is there that you can attain it
in the life or lives to come?
如果你此生不能解脱,那如何证明你能在来世解脱?

23. Never mind if your contribution is only a mite, your help only a little, blades of
grass united into a rope will hold in confinement the maddest of elephants.
别介意你的贡献很小、提供帮助很少,草拧成的绳子也能紧紧捆住最疯狂的大象。

24. The cow never tells a lie, and the stone never steals, but, nevertheless, the cow
remains a cow and the stone remains a stone. Man steals and man tells a lie,
and again it is man that becomes the god.
牛从来不说谎、石头从来不偷盗,但它们仍然只是牛和石头。人会偷盗和说谎,但人却能成为神。

25. When even man never hears the cries of the fool, do you think God will?
如果连人都听不到愚人的哭叫,你觉得神会吗?

26. Strength is life, weakness is death.
力量即生命,脆弱即死亡。

27. Never are the wants of a beggar fulfilled.
乞丐的欲望永远无法满足。

28. We want the education by which character is formed, strength of mind is
increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one's own
feet.
我们想要的教育应该能塑造人的个性、增强思想的力量、扩展知识、并教会人自立。

29. Let the heart be opened first, and all else will follow of itself.
首先打开你的心灵,一切将随之而来。

30. Tell the man his defaults directly but praise his virtues before others.
坦率指出他的缺点,但要当众赞美他的优点。

31. Activity is life and inactivity is death.
活力即生,停滞即死。

32. Salvation is not achieved by inactivity but by spiritual activities.
精神的活跃,而非停滞,能达到解脱。

33. Even the least work done for others awakens the power within.
为他人所做的努力,即便微不足道,也能唤醒内在的力量。

34. New things have to be learned, have to be introduced and worked out, but is
that to be done by sweeping away all that is old, just because it is old?
新东西应该学习、引入和实现,但是否应该用扫除一切旧东西的方式,仅仅因为那是旧的?

35. The man who says he has nothing more to learn is already at his last grasp
一个宣称自己没有什么再学习的人已经执着于他的所学。

36. As long as I live, so do I learn.
活到老学到老。

37. No one can save a person who hires a carriage to go from one street to
another, and then complain of diabetes.
没人能挽救那个租了一辆马车从一条街到另一条街,然后抱怨糖尿病的人。
(注:没有人能挽救一个租了一辆马车从一条街到另一条街,却因为身体的懒惰而抱怨自己得了糖尿病的人。也就是说其实是在批评那些自己不身体力行,却在抱怨自己的痛苦的人——随绿度母散步)

38. By the control of the subconscious mind you get control over the conscious.
通过控制潜意识的头脑,你能控制意识。

39. It is the constant struggle against nature that constitutes human progress, not
conformity with it.
人类发展的原因是与自然本性持久的抗争,而非妥协。

40. The very essence of education is concentration of mind, not the collecting of
facts.
教育的本质不是收集知识,而是学会集中思想。

41. As we get further and further away from sense-pleasures, “knowledge for the
sake of knowledge” becomes the supreme pleasure of mind.
当我们越来越远离感官的享乐时,求道之道便成为精神上的巨大愉悦。

42. It is through the many that we reach the one.
从“多”中我们达到“一”。

43. The soul is the circle of which the circumference is nowhere, but the center is the
body. God is a circle whose circumference is nowhere, but whose center is
everywhere.
灵魂是那无边无际之场的轨道,其中心在身体。神是那无边无际之场的轨道,其中心无所不在。

44. The body itself is the biggest disease.
身体本身就是最大的病患。

45. If any one of you believes what I teach, I will be sorry. I will only be too glad if I
can excite in you the power of thinking for yourselves.
如果你们之中任何一人相信我所教导的,我会很遗憾。只会使我快乐的是,我能激发你为你自己思考的能力。

46. When the world is the end and God the means to attain that end, that is
material. When God is the end and the world is only the means to attain that
end, spirituality has begun.
当尘世是目标,神意味着达到那目标,那就是物质主义。当神是目标,而尘世只意味着实现那目标,灵性就开始了。

47. The fear of God is the beginning of religion, but the love of God is the end of
religion.
对神的敬畏是信仰的开始,对神的爱是信仰的结束。

48. Do not give up anything! Things will give you up.
不要放弃任何事。事物会放弃你。

翻译:若尘
校正:随绿度母散步
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