“Dogs of Guru Granth Sahib” 11m58s 2008 Single Channel HD Video
“錫金聖典之犬” HD單頻道錄影 2008 11分58秒
錫克教是誕生並流行於北印度旁遮普邦的宗教，是世界第五大宗教。錫克教是在印度教的毗濕奴城派(Vaishnavism)和伊斯蘭教蘇菲派的共同基礎上產生。1469年由第一任祖師拿那克(Nanak)創始。它最重要的經典錫金聖典包含了眾多社經宗教的規範，是由第十位 guru古魯師尊 Gobind Singh命為永遠的，最後的古魯師尊。在做這作品時，我的狗yukie已經得了癌症，我知道這將是它最後的作品，所以在做這作品時，用狗這字搜尋，沒想到出現了三頁的文句，大部分是描寫它的污穢及貪婪的部份，我並不是說yukie是個污穢及貪婪的狗，相反地我覺得牠代表了聖潔與天真，當然也不是對錫克教不敬，只是想起yukie要死了，讓牠說說自己的不是，該有懺悔的功能吧！也許對牠下回頭胎轉世有幫助。
Sikhism is born and practiced in the state of Punjab in Northern India. It is the fifth largest religion in the world. Sikhism emerged from the foundations of Vaishnavism and Sufism. It was founded by Guru Nanak Dev in 1469. Its most important scripture the “Gur? Granth S?hib” includes selected works of many philosophers from diverse socio-economic and religious backgrounds. The text was decreed by Gobind Singh, the final guru of the Khalsa Panth. When I began to work on the Sikhism texts, my dog Yukie has just acquired cancer. I knew then, it will be his final work. When I search the word of “dog” in the Holy Scripture, there were three pages of result to my surprise. In the most part of the texts, it describes the filthiness and greediness of dogs. Certainly, I am not saying Yukie is filthy and greedy, in contrast I feel that he represents purity and innocence. The intention of the work is not meant to be disrespectful toward Sikhism. Merely thinking upon that Yukie is going to die; allowing him to talk about his faults might be a way of confession. Perhaps this could help him to reincarnate in the next cycle.
中文簡介：彭泓智 / 英文翻譯：周貞徵 / Chinese Introduction: Hung-Chih Peng / English Translation: Jenny Chen C. Chou
The human is a pig, a dog, a donkey, a cat,
Living in the world, it is like a wild jungle. One's relatives are like dogs, jackals and donkeys.
You have wandered in reincarnation, as pigs and dogs - did you feel no shame?
In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, people have faces like dogs; they eat rotting carcasses for food.
Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one acts like a dog.
Greed is a dog; falsehood is a filthy street-sweeper. Cheating is eating a rotting carcass.
Those who practice falsehood are dogs; those who slander the Guru shall burn in their own fire.
You wander from door to door like a dog, unconscious of the Lord's meditation.
The dog, the faithless cynic, does everything as the Lord causes him to do.
Like a dog's tail, which will never straighten out, the mind will not change, no matter how many things are tried.
They are like dogs, pigs and jackasses; they are cast into the womb of reincarnation, and the Lord strikes them down as the worst of murderers.
shall dwell in hell, and become a dog.
Some are cremated, and some are buried; some are eaten by dogs.
The dogs lick up the blood that is spilled.
The mortal does not remember the Lord in meditation; he wanders around intoxicated by egotism; he is engrossed in corruption like a dog.
The waves of greed are like mad dogs with rabies. Their madness ruins everything.
Like a dog, its desires are never satisfied; it clings to the ashes of corruption.
The faithless cynic is said to be very greedy - he is a dog. He is overflowing with the filth and pollution of evil-mindedness.
Why bother to read the Simritees to a dog?
Kabeer, I am the Lord's dog; Moti is my name.
Kabeer, 我是神的狗，我叫做 Moti
I am a dog at Your Court, Lord.
經文中文翻譯 Scripture Chinese Translation 彭泓智 Hung-Chih Peng