HUM / 秋陽創巴仁波切談“吽”

humGuru Padmasambhava said that when you sing the crescendo music of HUM and let go of all thoughts, the ultimate meditation experiences are the echo of this music. Also, HUM is referred to as the concentration of all blessings and energy. Etymologically speaking, the Sanskrit word HUM means “gathering together.” HUM is not a magic spell to increase the power of ego, but it is concentrated power devoid of ego. HUM combined with complete devotion is like an arrow piercing the heart—it takes the form of the memory of the guru.  Also the abrupt experience of cutting through all thoughts is the action of HUM. Therefore HUM is the energy of universal force which transcends the limitations of ego, or rather, pierces through the wall of ego.

— Excerpt from “HUM: An Approach to Mantra” by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala Publications

蓮師説:當你唱著“吽”的漸強樂音並且放下所有念頭時,究竟的禪修體驗即是這音樂的回聲。此外“吽”也指一切加持和能量的精華。就語源學而言,梵文“吽”字的意思是“聚在一起”。“吽”不是增強自我力量的魔咒,而是無我的精華力量。結合了全然虔敬的“吽”就有如穿心利箭——以對於上師的記憶為形式。斬斷一切念頭的驟然體驗亦即是“吽”的行為。因此,“吽”是宇宙遍在力量的能量,超越了自我的限制,更確切的説,它刺穿自我的壁壘。

— 節選自<吽:咒語的探討>,秋陽創巴仁波切,香巴拉出版社:《秋陽創巴著作集第五冊》

Bella Chao 草譯於LA, 2010年9月。