2014年6月23日 星期一

多馬福音六十篇 撒馬利亞人與羔羊

拿戈瑪第經文 (Nag Hammadi Coptic Text)
 

Just then a Samaritan was going into Judea carrying a lamb. He <=Jesus> said to His disciples: "What <will> this man <do> with the lamb?" They answered: "He will kill it and eat it!" But he said to them: "He will not eat it as long as it is still alive, but only if he kills it and it becomes a corpse." They said to him: "In no other way will he hurt it!" <Then> he said to them: "You yourselves, then, seek a place of rest so that you do not become corpses and are eaten!"

在他前往猶太地區的路上,他看見一個撒馬利亞人帶著一隻羔羊。他對門徒說:「這個人會對羔羊做什麼?」他們對他說:「他會殺了羔羊,然後吃掉牠。」他對他們說:「他不會在羔羊還活著的時候吃掉牠,只有在他已經殺了牠,而牠變成屍體之後,才會吃了牠。」
他們說:「他不這樣做就不行。」

他對他們說:「你們也一樣,你們要找到一個安息的地方,不然就會變成屍體被吃掉。」

個人見解


Just then a Samaritan was going into Judea carrying a lamb
撒馬利亞人隱喻外我﹝outer man/outer self﹞而羔羊則隱喻為內我﹝inner man/inner self﹞。此兩者亦視為精神﹝spiritual﹞和物質﹝material﹞兩大對立元素。

He will not eat it as long as it is still alive, but only if he kills it and it becomes a corpse
人若沒有精神或靈修生活,只盲目追求物質的結果,就如文中所指最後終會變成屍體被吃掉﹝沉腄在虛有的世界中﹞。

You yourselves, then, seek a place of rest so that you do not become corpses and are eaten
安息的地方可解作救贖﹝salvation﹞。尋得安息之地﹝靈修者或救贖﹞,則不會輕易被物質世界的假象所吞噬﹝變成屍體﹞。






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