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心のゼロ時点Mental zero point

2018年06月06日 14時54分34秒 | 坐禅

数字のゼロは全ての中心である。

Number zero is the center of all.

ゼロを軸にプラスの陽が生じ、マイナスの陰も生じる。

On axis at zero be generated

as yang-positive and yin-negative.

もし、心がプラスに傾いてるのであれば、加えることに赴きがあるだろうし、

マイナスに傾けば、減らせることに主な注意が向くだろう。

If a mind is inclined toward to be plus,

 then it travels to be added.

If a mind tilted toward to minus,

 the main attention faces to be reduced.

 

心に加えたいことと心にあることを減らそうとする対調的な心構えが

同時に心に起こると心は均衡を失う。

A mindset loses its equilibrium

 when counterbalance occurs at same time

 that desire adding something in mind and reducing something 

 which is already in the mind.

心が均衡を失うと中心点も失う。

When a mind loses equilibrium, 

 the center point also gets lost.


中心点を失った心は行先も失い、

やるべきことができなくなるだろう。

If a mind lost the central point

 will also lose its destination to go

 and becomes not be able to do anything

 on things should be done.

 

では心のプラス要因とは何だろうか。

Then what would be mental positive factors?

達成させたい目標

Goal want to be achieved.

完成させたい計画

Plan want to be completed.

手に入れたいことやもの

Things or stuffs that want to get.

到達したい状態

State where want to reach.

なりたい何か等など、

Something would like to become etc.

いずれも今に無い何かである。

Either of them is something that do not have in current.

 

反面、心のマイナス要因とは、

On the other hand, the mental negative factors are

消したい記憶

Memory that want to erase.

解消したいストレス

Stress that want to release.

無くしたい心の外傷

Trauma that want to lose.

切りたい人間関係

Relationship that want to cut it off.

戻りたい過去の状態

Formal state in the past that want to get back.

戻したい過去のこと等など、

Things that wanting to return in the past etc.

それらも今に無い過去や未来のものである。

 Those things are not in current

 but only in the past or in the future.


心がプラスに向いて働いているのであれば、

If a mind is working on positive faced,

手に入れたいものを獲得するため、

只管探し求めることになるだろう。

it will solemnly look for to get

 that want to hold in hands.


心がマイナスに向いて働いてるのあれば、

If a mind is working on negative faced,

心の重荷になっているものを無くせるため、

只管荷物や要らなくなったものを探すだろう。

it will also solemnly look for

to drop a mental burden has become heavy

or things that no longer in needed.

 

そのようなプラスやマイナスな働きは

生きていくために必要不可欠な作業である。

Such plus positive and minus negative functions are works

 that indispensable to live a life.

だが、プラスとマイナスが同時に生じると、

心は行き場を失ってしまう。

However, if plus and minus occur at same moment,

 the mind gets lose else where to go.

行先を失った心はすべきことができず、何もできなくなる。

The mind without destination

 will not be able to do anything for should be done.

 

では、どうすれば心を立て直し、

中心を再設定できるだろうか。

Then, how can reset mental at center point

 and reconstruct consideration?  

 

良くなるためだけに忙しい心を

どうやって安定させられるだろうか。

How can let mind stay in calm

 when the mind is busy just to be better?  

 

体が行ける速度より遥かに早くつっばしる心を

どうやって速度制限させられるだろうか。

How can make follow the over speeding mind

 which run faster than body can catch up

 and make it follow on speed limit?

 

そのためには

To do so,

まず、立っているところで坐ってみることだ。

At the first, try to sit down where standing on.


中心点を失ったところで坐ることだ。

Sitting where lost the mental center point.


忙しい心を坐らせることだ。

To make the busy mind have a sit.


走る心を坐らせることだ。

Make the running mind to sit.


未来を見ている目を今に向かせることだ。

Make turning to current time the view point

 which is looking at the future.


過去を見ている目を今に向かせることだ。

Make turning to current time the view point

 which is looking at the past.


全ての答えは今にあることに気づくことだ…

Aware all the answers are in now…


P.S

Below is Eric Applebaum's comment which he commented on my blog at Facebook.

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Right now I am thinking about your blog post, enjoying my recent reading of it. 

I found the picture at top well placed with your article. It shows positive infinity and negative infinity. Equal but opposite.


I suppose infinity is about as far as one gets from zero...although beyond the logic of it, nothingness seems quite vast indeed. :-)

I imagine a star, burning faithfully for billions of years. How can any reaction be maintained for billions of years? 

It requires balance between opposing forces. 

Fusion within the star rams atoms together, makes heat and creates outward pressure. Fusion, without an opposing force, would blow up the star faster than you can ask: "Oh my, doesn't the sun look a little bloated today?" 

The opposing force to fusion is gravity, which tries to collapse a star. If fusion stops in a big star, gravity will crush it down to a black hole faster than you can ask: "Hey pal, do you agree our local star is having issues today?"

I think humans do a rather remarkable job at maintaining balance between opposing mental forces. History is strewn with tales of mass insanity, but day in and day out, in our little corners of the world, most do a pretty good job at finding a central balance point. I think we have a natural capacity for it.

But innate sanity of human mentation only goes so far. As you say, we can always do better. And we can make a more conscious effort to shift our balancing routines to the fleeting now.

Well, this comment is stretching off to infinity so I'll wrap it up soon. Let's finish with a question about time. Is NOW merely a matter of perception? Is Time itself, always in motion, only events that have already occurred and those about to occur? 

By the way, personally, I don't believe the concept of a present now is merely psychological....but I'm not really qualified on the subject.....yet. <

                 

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