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  探寻内心

  "On my head pour only the sweet waters of serenity. Give me the gift of the Untroubled Mind."

  “只在我头上灌注宁静的蜜露,赐予我一份不受干扰的心境。”

  Once, as a young man full of exuberant fancy, I undertook to draw up a catalogue of the acknowledged "goods" of life. As other men sometimes tabulate lists of properties they own or would like to own, I set down my inventory of earthly desirables: health,love, beauty, talent, power, riches, and fame.

  曾经,当我还是个充满丰富幻想的年轻人时,我着手起草了一份被公认为人生“幸福”的目录。就像别人有时会将他们所拥有或想要拥有的财产列成表,我将世人希求之物列成表:健康、爱情、美丽、才智、财富和名誉。

  When my inventory was completed I proudly showed it to a wise elder who had been the mentorand spiritual model of my youth. Perhaps I was trying to impress him with my precocious wisdom. Anyway, I handed him the list. "This", I told him confidently, "is the sum of mortal goods. Could a man possess them all, he would be as a god.”

  当我完成清单后,我自豪地将它交给一们睿智的长者,他曾是我少年时代的良师和精神楷模,或许我是想用此来加深他对我早熟智慧的印象。无论如何,我把单子递给了他,我充满自信地对他说:“这是人类幸福的总和。一个人若能拥有这些,就和神差不多了。”

  At the corners of my friend's old eyes, I saw wrinkles of amusement gathering in a patient net.An excellent list," he said, pondering it thoughtfully. "well digested in content and set down in not-unreasonable order. But it appears,my young friend,that you have omitted the most important element of all.You have forgotten the one ingredient,lacking which each possession becomes a hideous torment."

  在我朋友沉淀着岁月印记的眼角处,我看到愉悦的皱纹汇聚成一张耐心的网。“是一张出色的表单,”他深思熟虑后说。“内容分类清晰,顺序排列合理。但是,我的年轻朋友,好像你忽略了最重要的一个要素。你忘记了那个要素,如果缺少了它,每一次拥有都变成可怕的折磨。”

  "And what,"I asked,peppering my voice with truculence,"is that missing ingredient?"

  我问道,言语间充满着急躁和不满:“那么,我遗漏的要素是什么?”

  With a pencil stub he crossed out my entire schedule. Then, having demolished my adolescentdream structure at a single stroke, he wrote down three syllables: peace of mind. "This is the gift that God reserves for His special Proteges," he said.

  他用一小节铅笔划掉了我的整张表格,一拳击碎了我的少年美梦.紧接着写下了三个字:心之静。“这是上帝为他特别的子民保留的礼物。”他说道。

  Talent and beauty He gives to many. Wealth is commonplace, fame not rare. But peace of mind-that is His final guerdon of approval, the fondest insignia of His love.He bestows it charily. Most men are never blessed with it: others wait all their lives-yes,far into advanced age-for this gift to descend upon them."

  “上帝赋子许多人才能和美丽。财富司空见惯,名望并非稀有,但心灵的宁静才是他允诺的最终赏赐,是他爱的最佳象征。他施予它的时候很谨慎,多数人从未享受过,有些人则等待了一生——是的,一直到暮年,才等到赏赐降临他们身上。”

  在自然界中探险

  One stormy autumn night when my grandnephew Roger was about twenty months old I wrapped him in a blanket and carried him down to the beach in the rainy darkness.Out there,just at the edge of where-we-couldn't-see big waves were thundering in,dimly seen white shapes that boomed and shouted and threw great handfuls of forth at us. Together we laughed for pure joy-he a baby meeting for the first time the wild tumult of oceanus, I wish the salt of half a lifetime of sea love in me.e But I think we felt the same spine-tingling response to the vast, roaring ocean and the wild night around us.

  一个暴风骤雨的秋夜,我用毛毯把侄孙罗杰裹好,带着他冒雨在黑暗里穿行,径直走到海滩边,当时他大约只有20个月大。在那里,在我们无法看见的海的边缘,巨浪雷鸣般呼啸而来,依稀可见白色形状的浪花翻腾着、吼叫着,朝我们抛来大把大把的池沫。我们一起大笑,因为纯粹的快乐而放声欢笑—婴儿的他第一次见到了海洋之神异常激动的神态,我多么希望我能拥有大海一半的爱的情怀。但我想,面对辽阔咆哮的大海还有周围狂野的黑夜,我们都感受到了同样的兴奋。

  A night or two later the storm had blown itself out and I took Roger again to the beach, this time to carry him along the water's edge, piercing the darkness with the yellow cone of our flashlight. Although there was no rain the night was again noisy with breaking waves and the insistent wind. It was clearly a time and place where great and

  elemental things prevailed.

  一两个晚上以后,暴风雨平息了,我带着罗杰再次来到海边。这一次我抱着他沿着水边漫步,手电筒射出的锥形的黄色光芒穿透了黑暗。虽然没有下雨,海浪的巨响和持续的风声使得夜晚一样喧闹。显然,就在此时此地,伟大的自然的力量尽显无疑。

  One adventure on this particular night had to do with life, for we were searching for ghost crabs, those sand-colored, fleet-legged beings which Roger had sometimes glimpsed briefly on the beaches in daytime. But the crabs are chietly nocturnal, and when not roaming the night beaches they dig little pits near the surf line where they hide, seemingly watching and waiting for what the sea may bring themm. For me the sight of these small living creatures, solitary and fragile against the brute force of the sea, had moving philosophic overtones, and I do not pretend that Roger and I reacted with similar emotions. But it was good to see his infant acceptance of a world of elementalthings,fearing neither the song of the wind nor the darkness nor the roaring surf, entering with baby excitement into the search for a " ghos."

  在这样一个特别的夜晚做一次冒险是和生命相关的,因为我们找寻着那些和沙子一样颜色的、行动敏捷的幽灵蟹,罗杰有时白天在海堆上匆匆瞥见过。但蟹主要在夜间活动,当它们不能在黑夜的沙滩漫游时,就在它们隐藏的冲浪线的附近挖些小坑,似乎在观察,在等待大海带给他们什么。看到这些小生灵,面对大海的强力而孤单脆弱时,我体会到了令人感动的哲学寓意,我不敢说罗杰和我有相似的反应。但是,看到婴儿的他接受着自然的世界,不怕风在唱歌,也不怕黑暗包围和海浪轰吟,带着婴儿的兴奋寻求着“幽之蟹”实在是一件令人高兴的事。

  It was hardly a conventional way to entertain one so young, I suppose, but now,with Ruger a little past his fourth birthday, we are continuing that sharing of adventures in the world of nature that we began in his babyhood, and I think the results are good. The sharing includes nature in storm as well as calm, by night as well as day, and is based on having tun together rather than on teaching.

  我想,这不是一个让如此年幼的孩子高兴的方式,通常人们不会这么做。但现在,罗杰刚过了他第四个生日,我们仍然继续着从他婴儿时期就开始的自然界探险之旅,我们一同感受这个旅程,而且我认为结果是美好的。我们一同感受自然,不仅有风暴,也有宁静;不仅有黑夜,也有白昼,并且我们的目的是一同欢乐,而不是教导。

  你见过那棵树吗

  My neighbor Mrs. Gargan first told me about it."Have you seen the tree?" she asked as I was sitting in the backyard enjoying the October twilight.

  关于那棵树,最初是我的邻居加根太太告诉我的。“你见过那棵树吗?”她问道,当时我正坐在后院欣赏十月的暮色。

  "The one down at the corner," she explained. "It's a beautiful tree-all kinds of colors.Cars are stopping to look. You ought to see it."

  “就是下去拐角处的那棵”她解释说,“漂亮极了—五颜六色的。好多车路过都停下来看,你该去看看。”

  I told her I would, but I soon forgot about the tree. Three days later, I was jogging down the street, my mind swimming with petty worries, when a splash of bright orange caught my eye. For an instant, I thought someone's house had caught fire. Then I remembered the tree.

  我对她说我会去看的,可转眼就忘记了关于树的事。三天后,我顺着街道慢跑,脑子里充斥着恼人的小事,忽然,一片耀眼的橘红色映入眼帘,有一会儿,我还以为是谁家的房子着火了呢,但我马上想到了那棵树。

  As I approached it, I slowed to a walk. There was nothing remarkable about the shape of the tree. a medium-sized maple. But Mrs. Gargan had been right about its colors.Like the messy whirl of an artist's palette, the tree blazed a bright crimson on its lower branches, burned with vivid yellows and oranges in its center. and simmered to deep red at its top. Through these fiery colors cascaded thin rivulets of pale-green leaves and blotches of deep-green leaves, as yet untouched by autumn.

  我慢慢走近它.就像朝圣者缓缓步向神殿,我发现靠近树梢的地方有几根光秃秃的枝丫,上面黑乎乎的小枝像鹰爪一般伸向天空。枯枝上落下的叶子一片猩红,像地毯似的铺在树干周围。

  Edging closer-like a pilgrim approaching a shrine-I noticed several bare branches near the top, their black twigs scratching the air like claws.The leaves they had shed lay like a scarlet carpet around the trunk.

  当我靠近树时,禁不住放慢了脚步。树的形状并没有什么非凡之处,是一棵中等大小的枫树。但加根太太说得不错,它的色彩确实奇特,像画家调色板中斑斓的颇料,令人眼花缭乱。树底部的枝丫好似一片鲜红的火海,树的中部燃烧着明快的黄色和橘色,顶部的树梢又爆发着深红色。在这火一样的色彩中,流淌着浅绿的叶子汇成的小溪,深绿的叶子斑驳点缀其间,似乎至今末曾受到过秋天的侵袭。

  With its varied nations of color, this tree seemed to become a globe, embracing in its broad branches all seasons and continents: the spring and summer of the Southern hemisphere in the light and dark greens, the autumn and winter of the Northern in the blazing yellows and bare branches.

  这棵枫树集各种颇色于一体。如果一种颜色就是一个国家,枫树俨然成了一个缤纷的地球,它张开宽大的枝条,历数着四季轮回,容纳着五湖四海。深浅错落的绿叶,昭示着南半球的春夏,耀眼的黄叶和光秃秃的枝丫勾勒出北半球的秋冬。整个星球就围绕这一时空的交集点和谐运转。

  As I marveled at this all-encompassing beauty, I thought of Ralph Waldo Emerson's comments about the stars. If the constellations appeared only once in a thousand years, he observed in Nature, imagine what an exciting event it would be. But because they're up there every night, we barely give them a look.

  我为这棵树无所不包的美而惊叹不已。这时,我想起了著名作家拉尔夫·沃尔多·爱默生有关星星的评论。他在《自然》一书中写道:倘若星座一千年才出现一次,那么,星座的出现是一桩多么激动人心的事;可正因为星座每夜都挂在天上,人们才很少去看上一眼。

  I felt the same way about the tree. Because its majesty will last only a week, it should be especially precious to us. And I had almost missed it.

  对于眼前这棵树,我也有同感。它此时的华美只能维持一个星期,所以它对于我们就相当珍贵。可我竟差一点错过了。

  Once when Emily Dickenson's father noticed a brilliant display of northern lights in the sky over Massachusetts, he tolled a church bell to alert townspeople. That's what I felt like doing about the tree. I wanted to become a Paul Revere of autumn, awakening the countryside to its wonder.

  有一次,当埃米莉·迪金森的父亲偶然看见马萨诸塞州上空一道炫目的北极光时,他立刻跑到教堂鸣钟告知所有市民。现在,我也产生了同样的想法,我要向世人宣扬这棵树。我愿成为秋天的信使。让田园乡村每一个角落的人们都了解它的神奇。

  I didn't have a church bell or a horse, but as I walked home, I did ask each neighbor I passed the same simple but momentous question Mrs. Gargan had asked me: "Have you seen the tree?"

  可我没有教堂的大钟,也没有快马,但当我走在回家的路上,我会问遇见的每一位邻居加根太太曾问过我的那个极其简单又极其重要的问题:“你见过那棵树吗?”

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