The Native American Code Of Ethics BY STEVEN BANCARZ 向北美印第安人的靈性學習

The Native American Code Of Ethics 向北美印第安人的靈性學習

The Native Americans possessed some very different virtues than we tend to live by in our day and age.  They looked at the world around them from a completely different lens.  Compassion, understanding, selflessness, and respect laid the foundation for their way of interacting with the world.
北美的印第安人有著比我更獨特的道德標準,以更不一樣的角度去觀察世界。他們以憐憫,諒解,無私與尊重作為基礎去看待這個世界。

The Native American culture is highly spiritual and places a great emphasis on the respect for Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon as well as all living and non-living objects.  Everything is seen as a part of the cosmic dance, and everything is therefore respected.
印第安人是一個屬靈的民族,他們敬重天、地、日、月和所有的存在。一切萬物均歸於宇宙,一切萬物均有其意義並是值得被尊重的。

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1) Rise with the sun to pray
Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.
多禱告,獨自禱告。只要您願意傾訴,大神(印第安人主要的神)便會聽見你的禱告。

2) Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path
Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance.
無知、自負、憤怒、嫉妒和貪婪均源自於迷失的靈魂。為他們禱告,助他們找到他們的指導。

3) Search for yourself, by yourself
Do not allow others to make your path for you. It is your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
尋找自己和本我,不要祈求別人為你開路或代替你完成你的里程。這是你的旅程,你就是自己的旅伴。

4) Treat the guests in your home with much consideration
Serve them the best food, give them the best bed and treat them with respect and honor.
貼心招待那些探望你的人,給予他們最好的食物、最好的休息處,待之以敬。

5) Do not take what is not yours whether from a person, a community, the wilderness or from a culture
If it was not earned or given, it is not yours.
不屬於自己的事物,取不得。不管是從別人手、社區中、荒野裡還是來自別的文化,非我之事物不可據為己有。

6) Respect all things that are placed upon this earth – whether it be people, animals, or plants
尊重一切萬物:不管是人、動物抑或是植物。

7) Honor other people’s thoughts, wishes and words
Never interrupt another or mock or rudely mimic them. Allow each person the right to personal expression.
尊重他人的想法、願望與話語。不打斷別人的想法,亦不得無禮模仿他人,給予他人表達自我的權利。

8) Never speak of others in a bad way
The negative energy that you put out into the universe will multiply when it returns to you.
慎言慎行,你向宇宙發出的負面意識會以更大倍數回歸於你。

9) All persons make mistakes
And all mistakes can be forgiven.
犯錯是人之常情,而所有錯誤均是值得被原諒的。

10) Bad thoughts cause illness of the mind, body and spirit
負面的想法會傷害我們的身、心、靈,疾病源於意識。

11) Nature is not for us, it is a part of us
Everything in nature is part of the worldly family.
我們與自然並存,自然是我們的一部份,我們亦是自然的一部分。我們不擁有她,但彼此本為一體。

12) Children are the seeds of our future
Plant love in their hearts and water them with wisdom and life’s lessons. When they are grown, give them space to grow.
孩子便是我的未來。像幼苗般裁培他們,給予愛、授予智慧、讓他自由自在地成長。

13) Avoid hurting the hearts of others
The poison of your pain will return to you.
不要傷害別人的心靈,因為痛楚終究會回到你身上。

14) Be truthful at all times
Honesty is the test of ones will within this universe.
做一個誠實和真實的人,這樣你便可與宇宙連結。

15) Keep yourself balanced
Your Mental self, Spiritual self, Emotional self, and Physical self, all need to be strong, pure and healthy. Work out the body to strengthen the mind. Grow rich in spirit to cure emotional ails.
一切之貴,在於平衡。思想、靈魂、情緒及肉體均需要保持強壯、純潔和健康。多運動去訓練思維,多靈修去治療情緒。

16. Make conscious decisions as to who you will be and how you will react
Be responsible for your own actions.
相信自己的意識,意識領導你的方向。

17) Respect the privacy and personal space of others
Do not touch the personal property of others, especially sacred and religious objects. This is forbidden.
尊重別人的私,給予他人私人空間。不去觸摸別人的東西,尤其與神聖和宗教有關的事物。

18) Be true to yourself first
You cannot nurture and help others if you cannot nurture and help yourself first.
對自己誠實。若你無法幫助自己,你並無力於助人。

19) Respect the beliefs of others
Everybody has a right to their own opinion
每個人都有權利去擁有自由的意志,要尊重別人的信仰。

20) Share your good fortune with others
和別人分享自己的財富和好運。

Source : http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/the-native-american-code-of-ethics/ 

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