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praypray祈禱如同負起責任感 今日許多年輕人,尤其是受高等教育的人不祈禱,因為他們不相信上帝. 對神祈禱與相信上帝這是缺一不可的事,但我相信從祈禱可以對神有些許的概念. 最常見的問題就是為什麼要向神來祈禱? 如果我不禱告,如果上帝存在,祂依然會幫助我嗎? 祈禱有任何影響嗎? 我將分享我的感受,關於這些問題我試著以非基督徒觀點與角度來設想. 祈禱是因為我關懷這世界,因所有受造物皆處在痛苦中.

praypray祈禱如同負起責任

今日許多年輕人,尤其是受高等教育的人不祈禱,因為他們不相信上帝.
對神祈禱與相信上帝這是缺一不可的事,但我相信從祈禱可以對神有些許的概念.
最常見的問題就是為什麼要向神來祈禱?
如果我不禱告,如果上帝存在,祂依然會幫助我嗎?
祈禱有任何影響嗎?
我將分享我的感受,關於這些問題我試著以非基督徒觀點與角度來設想.
祈禱是因為我關懷這世界,因所有受造物皆處在痛苦中.


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我無法忍受或看到人們或其他生物受苦,因著不同情況與事件(世上真的有太多不幸與苦難)
你也許會說:那我又能做些什麼?
事實上總是有些事我可以做.
我雖不能停止世上的痛苦,但我可以關懷傷痛.
我可將這情感傳達出去.我可以散發滲透這愛.
我可以流淚.
我可以站出來說這是不好的.我會說:傷痛,是不公平的,是壞的.
我的靈在哀哭是真正的祈禱.
請不要說這對我不適用,你知道這是非常深澳的想法.
如果你走在街上,你看到某人正在偷你朋友的錢或攻擊他甚至將他殺害,你能視若無睹嗎?如果你如此做你應該與壞人同樣負起責任,這種情況下你不能是中立者.
也許你不應該介入,或許你因軟弱或許你因害怕,是的!這是可能的,但是事實上你依然可以做些事,你可以找警察你可參與並幫忙描述事發狀況及地點,這也是祈禱.

 

即便你是無神論者,你也明白這是需要傳達你情感的思緒,關懷整個宇宙.
不單是關懷傷痛者,也關懷其他眾生.
還有你所愛的.
對你所愛的你會對他們說你有多麼的愛他們,因他們感到多麼的快樂.
也許你的個性害羞並不敢常說,或許他們也不想天天聽到這樣的表達.
所以這些想法只在你的腦海盤旋,你已傳達你的愛及情感 ,現在的你事實上已經在祈禱.
這樣的祈禱包含亡者,雖然你無法與他們面對面表達你的情感及愛意,但是愛超越死亡,因此你的祈禱及你愛的傳達,他們感受的到也覺得非常快樂.
因你對生命充滿感激,你會看到美好的事圍繞著你,如果你醒來你並非過著盲目的屬靈生活,如果你不是可悲不幸的,你將會大大的感激並能體會這些美好的事.
這樣充滿感激的想法也是祈禱.
或許你需要得到寬恕,對於某人某事感到萬分後悔.祈禱是靈性上傳達你的悔意及歉意…..
因此你看到祈禱需求.

 

但是你內心的想法有關懷,極度痛苦,愛,感激….等等從你自身散發出去,因著人類的缺陷無法直接傳達給他者,但他們尋求放大擴散器,這讓他更強大,散佈到全宇宙也傳達到他者,這就是向神來祈禱.
神就是這強大的擴散器.

 

當然如果你說:世界上又沒有神,那你去失去擴散你的思緒的機會,祈禱需要長期不間斷而且我堅信上帝最終會讓他者聽到你祈禱的訊息,這是令人愉快看到自己像祂:愛,將會向你來呈現祂的臨在.事實上這是唯一的方式神向你表達祂的存在.

 

回到我的思緒,這不僅是放大你的思緒,而是做得更多,這是擴大散佈愛之存在是萬物的源頭,將愛散佈滲透在人間及眾生.如同鏡子反射陽光,並且同時發光閃亮.

 

但你可能會說:為什麼神的工作還要我來提醒祂?難道神不知道祂的職責是幫助人類嗎?
我會回答神當然知道祂的職責,這就是祂依然給予生命的恩典持續照顧宇宙,甚至魔鬼,當然神也幫助你我,這是你想都想不到的事,但祂要我們成為祂的好夥伴,這就是祂創造我們的原因,一同來參與祂的關懷及愛這宇宙(神學上的專有名詞稱為為祭司)
是的沒錯,神是有些事不能做,神不能改變我的壞行為,因為祂給人類自由意志,是一個非常危險的禮物,祂也不能改變其他人的惡行,這就是為什麼需要你與我來祈禱,一同與祂,上帝,他者,使我們這群人類趨於更好,或者至少比目前好些.
因此神讓我們分享這職責.

 

我們應該好好的來思考對眾生及在眾生內的責任感.
關於這問題,如果我渺小的祈禱有任何影響力,我誠摯的邀請你上網搜尋關larry dorse博士的實驗.
http://www.natural-cancer-cures.com/power-of-prayer.html
http://www.realization.org/page/topics/intercessory_prayer.htm

 

對我來說關於蝴蝶效應這是非常重要的
你知道什麼是蝴蝶效應嗎?(請閱讀蝴蝶效應的由來)
我的一個 微不足道的移動,一個小動作將會影響到整個世界.
試著想想看我的祈禱將會如何來改變事情來影響環境情況.
特別是透過神,將它擴展更加宏大.

 

最後的結論是想想你我的職責及使命,是為了世上所有的一切,我思緒必須表現關懷,了解我的職責.
首先我必須實行我的職責藉由我的思緒透過祈禱,之後藉由我可以實行的行為,也許是微小的動作.

 

李亮 神父
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蝴蝶效應的由來
蝴蝶效應]來源於美國氣象學家勞侖次60年代初的發現。在《混沌學傳奇》與《碎形論——奇異性探索》等書中皆有這樣的描述:「1961年冬季的一天,勞侖次(E.Lorenz)在皇家麥克比型電腦上進行關於天氣預報的 計算.為了考察一個很長的序列,他走了一條捷徑,沒有令電腦從頭運行,而是從中途開始.他把上次的輸出直接打入作為計算的初值,但由於一時不查,他無意間 省略了小數點後六位的零頭,然後他穿過大廳下樓,去喝咖啡.一小時後,他回來時發生了出乎意料的事,他發現天氣變化同上一次的模式迅速偏離,在短時間內, 相似性完全消失了.進一步的計算表明,輸入的細微差異可能很快成為輸出的巨大差別.這種現象被稱為對初始條件的敏感依賴性.在氣象預報中,稱為『蝴蝶效 應』.……」「勞侖次最初使用的是海鷗效應.」「勞侖次1979年12月29日在華盛頓的美國科學促進會的演講:『可預言性:一隻蝴蝶在巴西扇動翅膀會在 德克薩斯引起龍捲風嗎?』」[1]

 

蝴蝶效應的含義
某地上空一隻小小的蝴蝶扇動翅膀而擾動了空氣,長時間後可能導致遙遠的彼地發生一場暴風雨,以此比喻長時期大範圍天氣預報往往因一點點微小的因素造 成難以預測的嚴重後果.微小的偏差是難以避免的,從而使長期天氣預報具有不可預測性或不準確性.這如同打檯球、下棋及其他人類活動,往往「差之毫釐,失之 千里」、「一著不慎,滿盤皆輸」。
長時期大範圍天氣預報是對於地球大氣這個複雜系統進 行觀測計算與分析判斷。它受到地球大氣溫度、濕度、壓強諸多隨時隨地變化的因素的影響與制約,可想其綜合效果的預測是難以精確無誤的、蝴蝶效應是在所必然 .我們人類研究的物件還涉及到其他複雜系統(包括「自然體系」與「社會體系」),其內部也是諸多因素交相制約錯綜複雜,其「相應的蝴蝶效應」也是在所必然的.「今天的蝴蝶效應」或者「廣義的蝴蝶效應」已不限於當初勞侖次的蝴蝶效應僅對天氣預報而言,而是一切複雜系統對初值極為敏感性的代名詞或同義語,其含義是:對於一切複雜系統,在一定的「閾值條件」下,其長時期大範圍的未來行為,對初始條件數值的微小變動或偏差極為敏感,即初值稍有變動或偏差,將導致 未來前景的巨大差異,這往往是難以預測的或者說帶有一定的隨機性。
http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E8%9D%B4%E8%9D%B6%E6%95%88%E5%BA%94
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many young people today , high educated do not pray because they do not believe to god.
prayer and believe to god go together. but i think from the prayer they can have some concept of god.
so the most common question they ask is this:
why to pray?
if i do not pray then god -if he exist – will not help ?
does prayer has any effect?
i would like to share my thought about those questions trying to face them from a non christian point of view (but later you will see is very christian)

 

prayer is my concern for this world, for every creature who suffers.
i cannot stand that i see people or any creature sufferering by any way (and there are so many sufferings)
you may say : and what can you do?
well there is always SOMETHING i must do.
i cannot stop the pain but i can CARE for the pain.
i can send my emotions. i can RADIATE love.
i can cry.
i can say THIS IS NOT GOOD. i can say : PAIN, YOU ARE UNFAIR, YOU ARE BAD.
this cry of my soul IS THE REAL PRAYER.
please do not say this is not for me, this is too high idea.
suppose you walk in the street and you see somebody trying to steal my money or beating me or even killing me. can you just pass away and do nothing? if you do this you are RESPONSIBLE ALSO with the bad person. YOU CANNOT BE NEUTRAL.
may be you cannot interfere, you are weak or afraid , yes, but you can do something indeed. you can call the police, you can cooperate you can describe what happed.
this is the prayer.
so even if you are atheist you understand the need to radiate your thoughts of compassion and care for all the universe.
not only for the suffering but for those who do not suffer.
those who you love so much.
you would like to say to them how much you love them, how much you are happy for them.
but you cannot do this all the time , and probably you are ashamed to say this very often , or they would be not so willing to hear this.
then you say this by your mind. your thought are traveling, you radiate your love and your emotions and this is prayer again.
and this prayer includes the dead people. you can not meet then personally and express them how much you love them. because love is stronger than death. then you pray for them and your love goes to them. and they feel some happiness.
and also you feel grateful for the life you have, and also you see the beauty around you -if you wake up and you are not blind spiritually and if you are not miserable)
and you want to say a big thank you for all this beauty you can feel.
this thoughts of the big gratitude is also prayer.
or you need forgiveness , you regret for something you do to others. prayer is to sent mentally to them your apology, your regret…..
so you see the NEED of prayer

 

but your thoughts of care , agony, love, gratitude etc…. go out of you. and because of the human weakness they do not go directly to the other but they go to some amplifier , so they become stronger , spread all over the universe and then go to the others. this is to pray to god.
god is the big amplifier.

 

of course if you say: but there is not god , you loose the change to amplify your thoughts . but it is something to continue to pray and i strongly believe that god, the ultimate OTHER who hears your prayers and is very happy to see that you start becoming like him : LOVE, will definitely do something to show his presence to you. and actually this is the only way that god can show to you that he exists , only if you love.

 

i come back to my thoughts. not only to amplify your thoughts but to do something more. to radiate the LOVE that exists and is the source of everything, to radiate this love to the people and to all. to become like a mirror which reflects the light of sun to the people and make them shine.
you are the mirror , god is the sun AND the light at the same time.

 

but you can say: why me to say to god to do his job? he does not know his duty to help?
i would say that god of course knows his duty and does his job and grands the gift of life continuously to all the universe, even to the devil. and helps me and you so much that we never can imagine. but still he wants us to be his PARTNERS. this is the reason he created us. to participate to his care and love for the universe. (in the theological language this is called priesthood.)
and also , yes, there are things that god CANNOT do. he cannot change my bad attitude because he gave me freedom, which is a very dangerous gift. he cannot also change the bad attitude of the others. this is why he needs me and you to beg, TOGETHER with HIM , THE GOD , the other , our fellow human beings to become better , or at least a little bit better.
so we SHARE the responsibility with god.

 

we must think a lot about our responsibility for everything and in everything.
about the question , if my poor prayer has any effect i would ask you to search the INTERNET about the experiments of dr. larry dorsey
http://www.natural-cancer-cures.com/power-of-prayer.html
http://www.realization.org/page/topics/intercessory_prayer.htm

 

but for me is very important the butterfly effect.
you know what is the butterfly effect? (see bellow)
one small movement , one small action of me influences all the world.
then imagine how my prayer can change things can influence situations.
specially if this goes through God, is amplified , goes greater.

 

my final thought is to think about your responsibility, my responsibility for all . my mind must show care, understand the duty.
first i exercise my responsibility by my thought -this is prayer-. latter by other acts i can do , probably very few acts.
but thinking about prayer as responsibility can change our life.
fr. Jonah

 

 

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