玄德之机

文:蔡良安老师

『道德经』是老子处于乱世时所著作,本书深藏著修身、齐家、治国、平天下的智慧。目前世界局势处於混乱的局面,台湾更面临在这混乱局势中最危险的地区,稍一不慎,则生灵塗炭,民不聊生,有缘者期望将本书多多分享给周边的朋友即从事政治的人物,期望能帮助台湾能导正社会风气。人民有道,则能享有福禄寿,治国者有道,则能让百姓安居乐业避开人祸。

道德经第六十五玄德章

古之善为道者,非以明民,将以愚之。民之难治,以其智多。故以智治国,国之贼;不以智治国,国之福。知此两者,亦稽式。常知稽式,是谓玄德。玄德深矣,远矣,与物反矣,然後乃至大顺。

  • 重点提示 The focus of this chapter

当人们不能回到纯樸的思惟时,该国就很难治理。

When people can’t return to a pure mind, a country will be difficult to govern.

古之善为道者,非以明民,将以愚之。民之难治,以其智多。故以智治国,国之贼;不以智治国,国之福。

古代大师鼓励人们回归单纯的心灵;他们不教人们获得虚伪的知识;否则,该国很难管理这些的人,如果一个国家有不诚实的人来管理国家,这就像是邀请一个强盗进入我们的家。对一个国家来说这不会是一件好事。

Ancient grandmasters motivated people to come back to a pure life, and they didn’t teach people to gain the untrue knowledge; otherwise, it will be hard for a country to lead its people. If a country has dishonest people to govern the state it is like welcoming a robber into our home. It will not be a good thing for a country.

知此两者,亦稽式。常知稽式,是谓玄德。玄德深矣,远矣,与物反矣,然后乃至大顺。

如上所述,圣人告诉人们如何区分一个国家治理的不同方式。

如果没有那些诡计多端的人,人们如何区分真正的人才?没有灾难,人们如何珍惜他们所拥有的?没有障碍,人们如何解决我们的问题并增加智慧?没有战争,人们如何热爱和平?没有生病,人们怎麽知道健康是宝贵的?

As the above mentioned, the sages tell people how to distinguish the different ways a country is governed.If there are not scheming people, how do people distinguish what real talent is? Without disasters, how do people cherish what they have? Without obstacles, how do people solve our problems and increase wisdom? Without wars, how do people love peace? Without sickness, how do people know that health is precious?

通过以上方式,人类智能可以逐渐增长。这是「道」不可思议的地方,但它是一个自然规律。它对人类有著深远的影响。

Through the above ways, human intelligence can gradually grow. It is the incredible place of Tao, yet it is a natural law. It has far-reaching impact on human.

  • 结论 In conclusion

在民主国家,政治家不能表现出不好的想法和行为;否则,人们会效仿。在民主和信息时代,人们可以充分表达自己的观点。而且,如果政治不了解这些原因,这个国家将难以治理。

在民主初期,为了选举,一些政治家提出了许多不利於国家未来发展的政策。最终,这导致该国逐渐弱化。国家何时走上正轨并稳步发展?当人们厌倦谎言时,国家自然恢复正常。我们必须花很长时间来体验这些过程。

In a democratic country, politicians can’t show bad ideas and behavior; otherwise, people will follow suit. In the era of democracy and information, people can adequately express their views. Also, if politicians do not understand these reasons, a country will be difficult to govern.In the early days of democracy, for elections, some politicians have put forward many policies that are not conducive to the future development of the country.

In the end, this led to a gradual weakening of the country. When will a country go on the right track and develop steadily? When people are tired of lies, the state naturally returns to normal. We have to spend a long time to experience these processes.

  • 对於修行者 For the practitioner:

当修行者处理任何事情时,他们绝不能有邪恶的动机和想法。

修行者总是以「道」为中心思想。修行者应该明白,一切都有积极和消极的一面。当事情朝著积极的方向发展时,其他消极趋势即将到来。当事情仍然是正面的时候,随著时间的推移它们会变得有害。正如一个国家已经很强大,随著时间的推移,这个国家渐渐就会傲慢,人们会失去危机感,然后国家会慢慢衰落下去。人们经历痛苦和挫折后,他们的灵魂会升华。这是「道」的规律,也是一件令人难以置信的事情。

When practitioners deal with anything, they must not have evil motives and thoughts. Practitioners always take Tao as their central idea.Practitioners should understand that everything has a positive and negative. When things are in the positive direction, other negative trend is about to come.When things are still positive, they will turn harmful over time. Just as a country is already robust, over time, the nation will be pride and arrogant, and people will lose their sense of crisis, and then the country will slowly decline. Their souls will sublimate after people experience suffering and frustration. It is the laws of Tao and is an incredible thing.

  • 觉悟 Awakening your consciousness:

人们如何消除心中不正确的想法在人生中非常重要。在余生中,我们必须尽一切努力调整过去的错误思想和固执的个性。这对灵魂是至关重要的。

如果不知道如何调整,我们可以尝试根据本书的每一章节来讨论并修正那些错误的想法。请最好的方法是让懂得真相的人引导我们。

How people eliminate the incorrect thinking in the heart is very important in life.

For the rest of lives, we must make every effort to adjust our past wrong thinking and stubborn personality. It is essential to souls.If not knowing how to change it, we can try to discuss and correct those wrong ideas according to each chapter of the book.  Please, the best way is to have people who have understood the truth guide us.

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『天道无亲,常与善人』。天灾地变,是天道循环一部分,看似无情,然而,冥冥之中,却媲祐善良的人。台湾人民拥有中华道统的文化传承者,台湾所有的寺庙及仪轨均隐藏著天道的思惟,因此台湾人民从小受到这些庙宇文化的影响而有一颗非常善良的心,从善不落人后,因此台湾人民受到天地之间的媲祐。

台湾经过30年的民主政治,台湾人民热衷於政治,治国者更忽略了国家长期的发展,导致经济渐渐的下滑,国力慢慢的衰退,甚至未来将进入不可测的战争局势。然而危机就是转机,治国者心有人民就会有转机。如果治国者心只有党及个人利益,则国家将会陷入危机之中。

台湾这30年来不成熟的民主政治带来的经济下滑及社会不安,这是一个必然的过程,就如同一个人要经过许许多多的挫折及考验后才会成长及成熟,一个国家也是如此。30年了,台湾的人民已经更有智慧来判断一个国家如何正确的方向前进,因此台湾将会转危为安,再度的崛起,各位不用担心。这也是本章节的重点,所以才称之为『玄德』。