Sunday, April 28, 2013

Brenda Carter

在一位母親的子宮裡懷有兩個未出生的雙生兄弟。 其中一位甲問說:『你相信在分娩之後的生命嗎?』 另一位乙回答說:『何必問,當然是有些在分娩之後的事情。 或許我們在這是預備我們的將來。 In a mother's womb were two babies. One asked the other: "Do you believe in life after delivery?" The other replies, "why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later. 『胡說,』先問的甲說。『在分娩之後沒有生命。生命是甚麼?』 乙回答說:『我不知道,但是總會有些未來的線索吧。或是我們將要用雙腿走路和用嘴吃飯。』 "Nonsense," says the other. "There is no life after delivery. What would that life be?" "I don't know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths." The other says 甲說:『可笑!走路是不可能,用嘴吃飯?真是荒謬。臍帶供應所有的養份。分娩之後的生命是無法存在,因為臍帶是太短少的。』 "This is absurd! Walking is impossible. And eat with our mouths? Ridiculous. The umbilical cord supplies nutrition. Life after delivery is to be excluded. The umbilical cord is too short." 『我認為是有生命和這裡不一樣的。』乙回答, "I think there is something and maybe it's different than it is here." the other replies, 『沒有人曾從那裡回來,分娩就是生命的結束,在分娩之後的境界只是黑暗與憂懼,帶領我們到一個不知道的地方。』甲說。 "No one has ever come back from there. Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery it is nothing but darkness and anxiety and it takes us nowhere." 『嗯,我不知道,』乙回答,『但是我們將見到母親,她會照顧我們。』 "Well, I don't know," says the other, "but certainly we will see mother and she will take care of us." 『母親?? 你相信母親? 她現在那兒? 』甲說。 "Mother??" You believe in mother? Where is she now? 『她在我們周圍。我們活著就是在她裡面。沒有她就沒有這世界。』乙回答。 "She is all around us. It is in her that we live. Without her there would not be this world." 『我看不見她,因此她不存在是合理的事。』甲說。 "I don't see her, so it's only logical that she doesn't exist." 關於這事乙回答,『有時候,當你靜下時,你能聽到她,並能察覺。』乙回答。 To which the other replied,"sometimes when you're in silence you can hear her, you can perceive her." 『我相信在分娩後有個實際,並且我們在這裡就是預備自己為著那個實際.... I believe there is a reality after delivery and we are here to prepare ourselves for that reality....

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