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“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

 

 

內文 Text:

The human is a pig, a dog, a donkey, a cat,

人是豬、狗、驢、貓

Living in the world, it is like a wild jungle. One's relatives are like dogs, jackals and donkeys.

活在這是上就像是在叢林裡過活,你的親戚就像是狗,豺狼和驢子

You have wandered in reincarnation, as pigs and dogs - did you feel no shame?

你在輪迴間徘徊,就像是隻豬和狗,難道你沒有羞恥心嗎?

In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, people have faces like dogs; they eat rotting carcasses for food.

在這末法時代的黑暗時期,人們有著像狗一樣的臉,他們吃著腐爛的屍體

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one acts like a dog.

沒有冥想記憶起神的人,其行止就如同狗一般

Greed is a dog; falsehood is a filthy street-sweeper. Cheating is eating a rotting carcass.

貪婪就是一隻狗,謊言就是一個骯髒的街道清潔夫, 騙子正在吃腐爛的屍體

Those who practice falsehood are dogs; those who slander the Guru shall burn in their own fire.

那些撒謊的人是狗,那些詆毀教內導師的人,應用他們自己的火燒死他們

You wander from door to door like a dog, unconscious of the Lord's meditation.

你從這家蕩到那家,就像隻狗,沒有意識到神的冥想

The dog, the faithless cynic, does everything as the Lord causes him to do.

狗,這個沒有信仰的犬儒主義者,做任何事都還是逃不了神的旨意

Like a dog's tail, which will never straighten out, the mind will not change, no matter how many things are tried.

就像狗的尾巴,從來沒有直過,心意也沒改變過,不管試過了多少次

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.

他們就像狗、豬和豺狼,被放入輪迴的子宮,然後神將他們變成了最可怕的兇手

shall dwell in hell, and become a dog.

應該打入地獄,然後變成狗

Some are cremated, and some are buried; some are eaten by dogs.

有些被火化,有些被土埋,有些被狗吃掉

The dogs lick up the blood that is spilled.

狗將濺出來的血舔掉了

The mortal does not remember the Lord in meditation; he wanders around intoxicated by egotism; he is engrossed in corruption like a dog.

凡人是不記得神的,到處閒晃,沈醉於個人主義中,專注於腐敗中,就像是隻狗

The waves of greed are like mad dogs with rabies. Their madness ruins everything.

貪婪就像是一隻染了狂犬病的瘋狗,牠們的瘋狂毀了一切

Like a dog, its desires are never satisfied; it clings to the ashes of corruption.

就像隻狗,慾望永遠無法被滿足,處在腐化的廢墟中

The faithless cynic is said to be very greedy - he is a dog. He is overflowing with the filth and pollution of evil-mindedness.

沒有信仰的犬儒主義者是非常貪婪的,他就是隻狗,被骯髒及邪惡污染

Why bother to read the Simritees to a dog?

何必多此一舉,對著狗念 Simritees

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.

神啊,我是你跟前的小狗

 

經文中文翻譯 Scripture Chinese Translation 彭泓智 Hung-Chih Peng

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