2014.05.30【中翻英】上善若水Water has the supreme goodness.(13)

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老子说:“上善若水”-—水具有最高的善。老子以水来作比喻,突出他的“不争”哲学思想,与恶意争斗的丛林法则相区别。老子说:“水善万物而不争。”水的最高的德行就是“不争”。在老子看来,人往高处走,水往低处流。人情受欲望驱动,好高而恶下,而水却永远地往下流淌。

As the source of life, it has nourished all things on earth and brought vitality to the world, consequently, no water, no life. No matter How many great contributions it has made to the world, it still doesn’t care its gain and loss. In the lowest, flattest and quietest place, water bears and benefits everything around the world. It chooses a different way that people, blinded by interests and greed won’t do. 


水是生命之源,可以滋润万物,给大地带来生命,没有水也就没有生命。水作出巨大的贡献,又不计较自己的得失。水在最低、最平、最静之处,包容天下一切,映照万物。水选择了一条和利欲熏心的人完全不同的道路。

   Laozi, an ancient philosopher, said “Shang shan ruo shui”, which means that water has the supreme goodness. He drew an analogy between the water and himself in order to highlight his philosophical thought of not competing, distinguished from the law of the jungle. Laozi also said that the water’s goodness benefits myriads of creatures yet without rivalry, which is also its highest quality. As far as Laozi’s concerned, man struggles upwards while water tend to flow downwards. Therefore, driven by the desire, men strive for higher ranks and despise low, which, on the contrary, water always flows towards. 



   老子哲学并不是弱者的哲学,他的哲学中充满了力量感。老子认为,水在柔弱宁静中,积聚了强大的力量,可以冲破世界上的一切障碍。他说:“天下莫弱于水,而攻坚者莫之能胜。”水是柔弱胜刚强的典型。水因为不争,不为利欲所驱动,所以能无往而不胜。
   Filled with power, Laozi’s philosophy doesn’t belong to the weak. From the view of Laozi, water accumulates strong power slowly, in a tender quietness, enough to break through every barrier in the world. He also remarked, the most softest thing in the world is water, yet nothing can surpass it regarding the strength. It is a typical model of weakness defeating against strength. Without the influence of greed and desirer, water can always be invincible .

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