Friday, May 21, 2010

Do, or do not, there is no try



在我认识风清扬之前,Yoda一直是我最好的老师。在我还没有接受正统教育之前,在没有人企图把我捏成一个固定模式之前,我已经似懂非懂的和Luke一起在Dagobah System上了一堂宝贵的课。

Luke: I can't. It's too big.
Yoda: Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.
于是,我从小就相信,宇宙间万物实为一体。即为一体,也就没有什么是无法达成的了。

Luke: I can’t believe it.
Yoda: That is why you fail.
于是,我从小做任何事都心无疑虑。有一种笃定,相信只要自己愿意,一定会成功。

Luke: Is the dark side stronger?
Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive.
Luke: But how am I to know the good side from the bad?
Yoda: You will know... when you are calm, at peace, passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, NEVER for attack.
于是,我从小爱好和平。我虽然觉得Darth Vader超级有型,但我其实非常抗拒跌入Dark Side。我不求捷径、不爱追求物质上的快感,因为,潜意识中,那些都是属于Dark Side的……

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
不然,你以为我那天不怕地不怕的性格哪儿来?

Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed, that is.
对于悲欢离合、生离死别,我真的看得很开……

You must unlearn what you have learned.(风清扬也是这么说的我总是相信,世界上一切真理,皆有无数达成的方式。过于注重方法,只不过是本末倒置。有时候,我们无法达成目的,不是因为方法不对,而是我们太过执著于方法的完美而忘了当初最简单的目的。

当然,现在写下这些,其实有点儿开玩笑的意味,也有点马后炮之嫌。然而,现在回顾,我总是怀疑我真的就因为反复看了几十次的Star Wars而潜移默化中吸收了Master Yoda的教导。或许因为那时候我什么都不懂,对于这个看起来滑稽的小老家伙的教诲觉得有趣,因而在不经不觉中烙进我的潜意识当中了。对于这,我是非常感恩的。(不知怎的,我就是老觉得自己幸运)

The Empire Strikes Back已经三十年了,我能不庆祝吗?
要庆祝The Empire Strikes Back三十年,能不提Yoda吗?
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