A Course In Miracles (ACIM) Quotations
没有了对死亡的恐惧，你会看到什么呢？如果死亡对你毫无吸引力，你会有什么感想？很简单，你会忆起你的圣父。你会忆起生命的神圣创造者、一切生命的神圣源头、宇宙及宇宙之宇宙的圣父、以及甚至它们背后的一切的圣父。而当这记忆从你心智中浮现时，平安依然必须克服最后一个障碍，然后拯救才得以完成，上帝之子才会完全恢复清明神志。因为这时，你的世界确实结束了。 这有待克服的第四个障碍，就像挡在基督面容前的一块沉重帷幕。当祂的面容在这帷幕之上升起时，他就会因身处祂圣父的圣爱中而散发出喜悦之光，平安会轻轻揭开帷幕，奔跑着迎向祂，并最终与祂结合。因为当死亡的恐惧消失后，这黑暗的帷幕就会在耀眼的光明中消失，这帷幕看似让基督的容颜就像是一个麻风病人的脸，而用荣耀照亮祂面容的祂圣父的圣爱光芒鲜红如血。 这极其黑暗的帷幕，由死亡信念所支撑，并受到死亡吸引力的保护。奉献于死亡及其统治，只不过是对自我悄悄发下的重誓：绝不揭开这层帷幕，不去靠近它，甚至不去怀疑它是否在那里。这就是你和自我所做的秘密交易，让挡在帷幕之后的容颜永远被遮挡和遗忘。这就是你的诺言：决不让合一召唤你离开分裂；这就是你严重的健忘症，让你丧失了对上帝的记忆；这就是你与你的神圣本性的分裂；对上帝的恐惧，就是你的分裂的最后一步。 请看，死亡的信念是如何看似会“拯救”你的。因为如果这一信念消失了，你所害怕的就只有生命而已。正是死亡的吸引力使生命看似丑陋、残酷而专横。你再也不会害怕死亡，正如你再也不会害怕自我一样。它们都是你挑选的朋友。因为在你与它们的秘密结盟中，你已同意决不揭开对上帝的恐惧，以免看到基督的容颜，并和祂一起结合在祂的圣父之中。 平安会以同样的方式克服它所必须克服的每一个障碍；形成障碍的恐惧会屈服于在它之上的爱，于是恐惧就会消失。这一个障碍也是如此。当你默默地认识到自己热爱圣灵，摆脱平安、赶走祂的愿望就会消失。因为你对灵性的爱远超出你以前对身体的爱，对身体的热衷于是就因灵性而被放弃。而当爱的吸引力激发并呼唤你时，死亡的吸引力就会永远丧失。爱自身已从每一个障碍之外向你发出召唤。而障碍之外的爱的吸引力已经克服了每一个障碍。你匮乏的恐惧看似正抓住这些障碍不放。但当你听到它们之上的圣爱的圣音，在你作出回应之后，它们就会消失。 而现在，你惊恐地站在你曾发誓决不去注视的东西之前。你的眼睛看着地下，想起了你对“朋友”的诺言。罪的“可爱”、有罪感的微妙吸引、死亡的“神圣”蜡像、以及对自我复仇的恐惧——因为你发过血誓决不抛弃它，这一切都会浮现，并命令你不要抬起你的眼睛。因为你会认识到，如果你去正视，并把帷幕揭开，这一切就会永远消失。你所有的“朋友”、你的“保护者”和你的“家园”都会消失。你现在所记得的一切，你将不再记得。 在你看来，只要你一抬起双眼，世界就会完全遗弃你。但唯一会发生的只是你将永远离开这个世界。这就是你的意愿的重建。睁开眼睛，看着它，你就再也不会相信自己任由外在于你的东西、你无法控制的力量、以及你想到的、却有违你意愿的想法的摆布。去正视它们才是你的意愿。疯狂的愿望、想要再次遗忘的小小冲动、恐惧的刺痛、因看似真实的死亡而冒出的冷汗，这一切再也无法违抗你的意愿。因为帷幕之外吸引你的一切，也在你的内心深处，它们无法分开，也完全是一回事。
D. The Fourth Obstacle: The Fear of God T-19.IV.D.1. What would you see without the fear of death? 2 What would you feel and think if death held no attraction for you? 3 Very simply, you would remember your Father. 4 The Creator of life, the Source of everything that lives, the Father of the universe and of the universe of universes, and of everything that lies even beyond them would you remember. 5 And as this memory rises in your mind, peace must still surmount a final obstacle, after which is salvation completed, and the Son of God entirely restored to sanity. 6 For here your world
end. T-19.IV.D.2. The fourth obstacle to be surmounted hangs like a heavy veil before the face of Christ. 2 as His face rises beyond it, shining with joy because He is in His Father's Love, peace will lightly brush the veil aside and run to meet Him, and to join with Him at last. 3 For this dark veil, which seems to make the face of Christ Himself like to a leper's, and the bright Rays of His Father's Love that light His face with glory appear as streams of blood, fades in the blazing light beyond it when the fear of death is gone. T-19.IV.D.3. This is the darkest veil, upheld by the belief in death and protected by its attraction. 2 The dedication to death and to its sovereignty is but the solemn vow, the promise made in secret to the ego never to lift this veil, not to approach it, nor even to suspect that it is there. 3 This is the secret bargain made with the ego to keep what lies beyond the veil forever blotted out and unremembered. 4 Here is your promise never to allow union to call you out of separation; the great amnesia in which the memory of God seems quite forgotten; the cleavage of your Self from you;- the final step in your dissociation. T-19.IV.D.4. See how the belief in death would seem to "save" you. 2 For if this were gone, what could you fear but life? 3 It is the attraction of death that makes life seem to be ugly, cruel and tyrannical. 4 You are no more afraid of death than of the ego. 5 These are your chosen friends. 6 For in your secret alliance with them you have agreed never to let the fear of God be lifted, so you could look upon the face of Christ and join Him in His Father. T-19.IV.D.5. Every obstacle that peace must flow across is surmounted in just the same way; the fear that raised it yields to the love beyond, and so the fear is gone. 2 And so it is with this. 3 The desire to get rid of peace and drive the Holy Spirit from you fades in the presence of the quiet recognition that you love Him. P420 4 The exaltation of the body is given up in favor of the spirit, which you love as you could never love the body. 5 And the appeal of death is lost forever as love's attraction stirs and calls to you. 6 From beyond each of the obstacles to love, Love Itself has called. 7 And each has been surmounted by the power of the attraction of what lies beyond. 8 Your wanting fear seemed to be holding them in place. 9 Yet when you heard the Voice of Love beyond them, you answered and they disappeared. T-19.IV.D.6. And now you stand in terror before what you swore never to look upon. 2 Your eyes look down, remembering your promise to your "friends." 3 The "loveliness" of sin, the delicate appeal of guilt, the "holy" waxen image of death, and the fear of vengeance of the ego you swore in blood not to desert, all rise and bid you not to raise your eyes. 4 For you realize that if you look on this and let the veil be lifted, will be gone forever. 5 All of your "friends," your "protectors" and your "home" will vanish. 6 Nothing that you remember now will you remember. T-19.IV.D.7. It seems to you the world will utterly abandon you if you but raise your eyes. 2 Yet all that will occur is you will leave the world forever. 3 This is the re-establishment of will. 4 Look upon it, open-eyed, and you will nevermore believe that you are at the mercy of things beyond you, forces you cannot control, and thoughts that come to you against your will. 5 It your will to look on this. 6 No mad desire, no trivial impulse to forget again, no stab of fear nor the cold sweat of seeming death can stand against your will. 7 For what attracts you from beyond the veil is also deep within you, unseparated from it and completely one.
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