Piman asked in 社會與文化語言 · 2 decades ago

請把衛仲達的故事翻成英文,謝謝!

宋朝的衛仲達在翰林院裡做官,有一次被鬼卒把他的魂引到陰間。陰間的主審判官吩咐手下的書辦,把他在陽間所做的善事、惡事兩種冊子送上來。等冊子送到一看,他的惡事冊子多得竟攤滿了一院子;而善事的冊子只不過像一根筷子那麼小。主審判官又吩咐拿秤來稱稱看,攤滿一院子的惡冊子倒反而輕;像筷子那樣小捲的善冊子反而重。

衛仲達問:”我年紀還不到四十歲,哪會犯這麼多的過失罪惡呢?”

主審判官說:”只要一個念頭不正,就是罪惡,不必等到你去犯。”譬如看見女色,動了壞念頭,即是犯過。

衛仲達又問:”這善冊子裡記的是什麼?”

主審判官說:”皇帝有一次想要興建大工程,修三山地方的石橋,你上奏勸他不要修,免得勞民傷財,這就是你的奏章底稿。”

衛仲達說:”我雖然說過,但皇上不聽,還是興工,對那件事情的進行並沒有發生作用,這份疏表怎麼還能有這麼大的力量呢?”

主審判官說:”皇帝雖然沒有聽你的建議,但是你這個念頭用得很真誠,目的在於使千萬的百姓免去勞役,倘若皇帝聽你的,那麼你的功德就更大了啊!如果你肯用這個心來度化世人,也並不難啊!可惜你惡念太多,所以善的力量因此而減少了一半,而你的官位也就沒有指望升到宰相了。”

後來衛仲達果然只做到了吏部尚書而沒有當上宰相。

可惜啊!衛仲達的惡只是空有惡念而已,並沒有去做,尚且折損了他現世的福報,而他的善只是空有其言,並未被皇帝所採行,但是他這個善的力量,卻竟然勝過了堆滿整個庭院惡冊子的力量!看到這個例子就知道:如果真的去做了善事或惡事,那麼善或惡的力量就更大了啊!可見得念頭的起動處也就是禍福之門啊!

“行善如春園之草,不見其長,日有所增;行惡如磨刀之石,不見其損,日有所虧。”所以禍福都在不知不覺當中移動增減,沒有智慧的人是不容易覺察到的。

------摘自"集福消災之道"一書

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  • Anonymous
    2 decades ago
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    The 衛仲 of the Sung Dynasty attains in 翰 LIN2 YUAN4 an official, have once the ghost 卒 he of the soul leads to the hell.The main judgment officer of the hell orders the book of the under charge to do, he at world of living beings do of two kinds of small volumes of good deed,ill news sends to come up.Waiting for the small volume sends to on seeing, his ill news small volume gets much unexpectedly the stand is full one yard;And the small volume of the good deed is like a chopsticks just so small.The lord judges the officer and orders to take the steelyard to weigh and see, stand full the bad small volume of the yard pours on the contrary and lightly;So small winding that is like the chopsticks well the small volume is on the contrary heavy. The 衛仲 attain to ask:"my age still not to 40 years old, which meeting make so many mistake crimes?" The lord judges the officer to say:"only a mind iniquity is a crime, do not need to etc. go to you to make."Like see the sex, move the bad mind, is made. The 衛仲 attain and ask:"this well in small volume what is what to record?" The lord judges the officer to say:"the emperor has to want to build the big engineering once, fixing three mountainous country square's stone bridges, you play to advise him and do not fix up, in case tire the people and waste the resources, this is you to play an original draft." The 衛仲 attain to say:"although I said,the emperor does not hear, or starts construction, carry on and did not take place the function to that thing, can how this 疏 form return have the so big strength?" The lord judges the officer to say:"although the emperor didn't suggestion that hears you,your this mind uses very sincere, the purpose lies in make ten million of the common people avoid the hard labor, if the emperor hears yours, so your merits and virtues larger!If you are willing to turn the people of this world with this heart degree, also not difficult!Regrettable your evil thought is too many, so well of the strength therefore reduced the half, and your officer's also dided not hope to rise the prime minister." Afterwards 衛

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