思考录 (九)上 –《圣经》思悟

思考录 (九)上 –《圣经》思悟
付明泉
2010年2月5日

一 智慧 知识 力量 幸福

培根说,知识就是力量。流传千古。

圣经中也说: Happy are those who find wisdom
and those who get understanding,

she is more precious than jewels,
and nothing you desire can compare with her.

Long life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are riches and honor.

she is a tree of life to thoese who lay hold of her;
those who hold her fast are called happy.

知识和智慧对人类有多大作用,是难以想象的,或许也可以说,她们是人类的全部力量和全部幸福所在。

二 感觉和知性

圣经中说: Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.

这里更多强调的是作为知性和更广泛意义LORD的智慧和我们有局限个体的感觉之间的不同。

也可以说,知性本身,具有人思维的综合性和广泛经验的综合性,是智慧,超越个体的感性的本身。

三 智慧和安心

圣严法师说,智慧不起烦恼。

圣经中也说: My child, do not let these escape from your sight;
keep sound wisdom and prudence,
if you sit down, you will not be afraid ; when you lie down, you sleep will be sweet.

这也诠释了那句古话,因为智慧,不做亏心事,不怕鬼敲门。

四 为善和为恶

圣经中说,Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
when it is in your power to do it.

do not plan harm against your neighbor who lives trustingly beside you.

这也让我想起三国时期刘备的一句话,“勿以善小而不为,勿以恶小而为之”。

五 远见和短见

圣经中说: The clever see danger and hide;
but the simple go on, and suffer for it.

这是否是在告诫我们智慧让我们富有远见和洞察力,而愚者往往短见,到了危险,才能察觉。

所以中国古人也形容大部分人是 “不撞南墙不回头”。