藏劇《密勒日巴》Tibetan Opera “Life of Milarepa”

終於有幸看到這個大寶法王編劇的演出。不過受限於時間,我們看的是2個多小時的節版,而不是4、5小時的全版。聽說TIPA當天已經在華盛頓演出兩場了,我們看的是第三場,非常辛苦。

Finally had a chance to see this play written by HH 17th Karmapa. Due to the time constraint, what we saw was an abbreviated version of less than 3 hours vs. the 5-hour original. Also thanks to Ani J. who spotted this great seat for me though I was quite late to the venue after the dharma talk hosted by Robert Thurman.

因為是藏語演出,只有幕間穿插英文略述橋段,所以以下是我瞎猜的理解,隨便看看就好,不用當真。
Since it was all in Tibetan, the interpretation below is purely based on my guess work. So a big disclaimer here…

大概是因為藏劇是由湯東嘉波白鬍子老公公發明的,所以演出前先放了他的像出來,然後有一小段面具舞。  
Probably because Tibetan opera was invented by Tangtong Gyalpo, so in the very beginning of the show, they paid respect to his statue and had some mask dance.
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(中場休息時跟鄰座的老太太聊音樂、唱歌聊的很愉快。答應要寄給她一些我喜歡的藏族祈請文。其中一曲很像葛利果聖歌的,後來發現竟然是湯東嘉波傳承的祈請文: https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=12c681d04f03de08#cid=12C681D04F03DE08&id=12C681D04F03DE08%213924 
而後google發現那位老太太竟然是百老匯得過東尼獎的專業演員~)

(Coincidentally I was chatting with this lady sitting next to me about the way they sing and promised to share with her some of my fav tunes. It turned out that one of the chant which reminded me of Gregorian chant and I thought she would enjoy is actually a prayer of Tangtong Gyalpo’s lineage on Combined Amitayus and Hayagriva: https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=12c681d04f03de08#cid=12C681D04F03DE08&id=12C681D04F03DE08%213924 =>2nd file.
Also very surprising to find that this nice and humble lady is actually a Tony Award winner! )

故事開頭就是密勒日巴的老父不行了,他交待後事,讓弟弟、妹妹幫忙照顧妻兒。
So it started with Milarepa’s father was ill, about to die and asked his brother and sister to take care of his wife and 2 children.
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誰知弟妹霸佔家產,還痛毆想要在密勒日巴成年後索回家產的嫂嫂、姪子、姪女。

突然發現這位演密勒日巴的演員長的頗像蒲巴甲,也蠻像秋林仁波切那部《密勒日巴》電影裡的男主角(鄔金督佳仁波切的兒子)。

Yet these aunt and uncle took over the whole property and mistreated Milarepa and his mother and sister.
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於是老母送密勒日巴去學巫術黑法,要報仇。
So Milarepa’s mother sent him away to learn black magic for revenge.  
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密勒日巴學成之後,在搶佔家產的姑姑、叔叔辦喜事那天做法,下冰雹房子倒了,死了很多人。母親復仇成功,心裡感到安慰。
Upon Milarepa finishing his study, in accordance to his mother’s wish, he performed some sorcery to cause a hailstorm and had many people killed on the day of his cousin’s wedding.
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但是密勒日巴覺得這不是正道,於是遍訪明師,想要學習佛法,最後終於找到瑪爾巴。瑪爾巴為了淨他的業障,就叫他去蓋房子。
Knowing his revenge was wrong, Milarepa set out to look for a real teacher for dharma and eventually found Marpa. In order to purify his past deeds, he was told to build towers here and there and suffered a lot.
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這邊蓋完,拆掉,換那邊蓋……蓋來蓋去,總之,很慘。師母看了很心疼,幫他求情也沒用~
Marpa’s wife Damema felt sorry for him and tried to help but still he ended up with more work.
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師母幫他混進別人求法的教學裏,還是被趕了出去。總之是歷經磨難,大家求情,瑪爾巴最後覺得業障清的差不多了,才終於傳法。
Damema assisted him to join a teaching session but still he got kicked out by Marpa. Eventually Marpa thought it was the right time for him to receive the long-awaited teachings.
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學成之後,密勒日巴告別師父、師母。
After completing his studies, he bid farewell to his master and Damema.
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回到家鄉,發現母親已經去逝,悲慟不已。於是一介布衣,潛心在山林中獨居修行。來訪的妹妹受點化,當初為惡的姑姑亦得點悟。
He first went home and sadly found that his mother passed away already. Then he gave up everything to remain a recluse practitioner. Even his aunt turned to follow him with great remorse.
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最終眾人來訪拜師,成為一代宗師。
And more and more disciples came. Eventually he became a great master and the most beloved, inspiring, legendary saint in the Tibetan Buddhist history.
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謝幕 / Curtain Call
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散場 / Going home
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