靜修之道  第三章之二  看顧心田

 

敘利亞的聖以撒(St. Isaac of Syria)說,

逼迫你自己,當你接近敵人,牠們就會立刻潰敗。

與自己和睦,天地也平安。

忍受痛苦,進入你心最深處的內屋,你會看見天上的廳堂,

因為兩者原為一,走進一個,就都能看見。

步向天國的階梯在你裡面,靈魂隱密之處。

卸下罪惡重擔,你會在心裡發現往上的路徑,使你的高升成為可能。

 

聖者所說的,天上的廳堂,是永生的別名。

又名天國,神的國度,或更明白地說,基督。

活在基督裡就是永生。

 

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Persecute yourself, says St. Isaac ofSyria, and your enemy is routed as fast as you approach. Make peace with yourself, and heaven and earth make peace with you. Take pains to enter your own innermost chamber and you will see the chamber of heaven, for they are one and the same, and in entering one you behold them both. The stairway to the kingdom is within you, secret in your soul. Cast off the burden of sin and you will find within you the upward path that will make your ascent possible.

 

The heavenly chamber of which the saint speaks here is another name for eternal life. It is also called the kingdom of heaven, thekingdomofGod, or quite simply, Christ. To live in Christ is to live in eternal life.

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