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  • There is one phrase that I have always wanted

    有這樣一句話,我想與

  • to say to everyone in my life.

    我生活中的每一個人分享

  • That phrase is "Life is easy."

    這句話就是「生活很簡單」

  • It's so easy and fun.

    很簡單,又充滿樂趣

  • I never think like that.

    以前我不是這麼想的

  • When I was in Bangkok, I felt like life is very hard, very complicated.

    當我在曼谷的時候, 我感到生活很艱難、很複雜

  • I was born in a poor village on the Northeastern of Thailand

    我出生在泰國東北部一個貧困的小鄉村

  • And when I was a kid, everything was fun and easy,

    我小的時候,一切都是那麼有趣、那麼簡單

  • but when the TV came, many people came to the village,

    但是後來出現了電視機,很多人來到村子裡

  • they said,

    他們說:

  • "You are poor, you need to follow success in your life.

    「你這麼窮,你需要追求一個成功的生活

  • You need to go to Bangkok to pursue success in your life."

    你應該去曼谷追求成功的生活。」

  • So I felt bad, I felt poor.

    我感覺很糟糕,意識到自己的貧窮

  • So I needed to go to Bangkok.

    我覺得自己需要到曼谷去

  • When I went to Bangkok, it was not very fun.

    當我來到曼谷,那裡很沒意思

  • You need to learn, study a lot and work very hard,

    你需要學習很多東西,非常辛苦地工作

  • and then you can get success.

    然後才可以享受成功

  • I worked very hard, eight hours per day at least,

    我努力工作,每天至少8個小時

  • but all I could eat was just a bowl of noodles per meal,

    但是每餐飯只能吃到一碗麵條

  • or some Tama dish of fried rice or something like that.

    或者是多摩菜,或者炒米飯之類的東西

  • And where I stayed was very bad, a small room where a lot of people slept.

    我和很多人一起住在一個很小的房間裡

  • It was very hot.

    非常悶熱

  • I started to question a lot.

    我開始思考

  • When I work hard, why is my life so hard?

    我努力工作,為什麼生活還這麼艱難?

  • It must be something wrong, because I could use

    一定是哪裡出了問題

  • a lot of things, but I can not get enough.

    因為我生產了很多東西,但是得到的卻很少

  • And I tried to learn, I tried to study.

    我努力學習

  • I tried to study in the university.

    在大學裡學習

  • It's very hard to learn in university, because it's very boring.

    在大學裡學習很辛苦,因為課程很無聊

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲)

  • And when I looked at subjects in the university,

    當我看到大學裡的課程

  • in every faculty, most of them had destructive knowledge.

    和專業,傳授的幾乎都是破壞性的知識

  • There's no productive knowledge in university for me.

    大學裡沒有對我有用的知識

  • If you learn to be an architect or engineer,

    如果你學習建築或者工程專業

  • that means you ruin more.

    意味著你將破壞更多的東西

  • The more these people work, the mountain will be destroyed more.

    這些人的工作越繁忙, 就有越多的山林被破壞

  • And a good land in Chao Praya Basin

    昭披耶盆地的大好土地

  • will be covered with concrete more and more.

    會被越來越多的混凝土所覆蓋

  • We destroy more.

    我們會破壞的更多

  • If we go to agriculture faculty or something like that,

    如果是類似農業這樣的專業

  • that means we learn how to poison,

    意味著我們學習如何下毒

  • to poison the land, the water,

    毒害土地和水

  • and learn to destroy everything.

    學習破壞一切

  • I feel like everything we do is so complicated, so hard.

    我覺得我們做的每件事 都是那麼複雜,那麼困難

  • We just make everything hard.

    我們人為製造了很多困難

  • Life was so hard and I felt disappointed.

    生活太難了,我覺得很失望

  • I started to think about, why did I have to be in Bangkok?

    我開始思考,為什麼要到曼谷來

  • I thought about when I was a kid,

    我記得在我小的時候

  • nobody worked eight hours per day,

    沒有人會一天工作8個小時

  • everybody worked two hours, two months a year,

    大家每天只工作兩小時, 每年只工作兩個月

  • planting rice one month and harvesting the rice another month.

    一個月種大米,一個月收大米

  • The rest is free time, ten months of free time.

    其它時間都是空閒的,十個月閒置時間

  • That's why people have so many festivals in Thailand,

    這就是為什麼泰國有那麼多的節日

  • every month they have festival.

    每個月都有節日

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲)

  • Because they have so much free time.

    因為他們有太多的自由時間

  • And then in the daytime, everyone even takes a nap.

    白天的時候,每個人都會睡午覺

  • Even now in Laos, go to Laos if you can,

    現在即使在寮國,你可以去寮國看看

  • people take a nap after lunch.

    人們在午飯後也會睡午覺

  • And after they wake up, they just gossip,

    睡醒之後,他們就閒聊

  • how's your son-in-law, how's your wife, daughter-in-law.

    你的女婿怎麼樣、 你的妻子、兒媳婦如何如何

  • People have a lot of time,

    人們有太多的時間

  • but because they have a lot of time,

    因為他們有這麼多的時間

  • they have time to be with themselves.

    他們就可以從容地做回自己

  • And when they have time to be with themselves,

    當他們有時間做回自己

  • they have time to understand themselves.

    他們就有時間瞭解自己

  • When they understand themselves,

    當他們瞭解了自己

  • they can see what they want in their life.

    就可以看到自己一生的目標是什麼

  • So, many people see that they want happiness,

    很多人發現他們想要幸福

  • they want love, they want to enjoy their life.

    想要愛,想要享受生活

  • So, people see a lot of beauty in their life,

    於是人們看到了生命中的許多美麗

  • so they express that beauty in many ways.

    他們用各種各樣的方式來展現美麗

  • Some people by carving the handle of their knife,

    有些人喜歡雕刻刀柄

  • very beautiful,

    很漂亮

  • they weave the baskets very nicely.

    他們編的籃子很好看

  • But, now, nobody uses that word.

    但是現在,沒人做這個工作了

  • Nobody can do something like that.

    再也沒有人會這項手藝了

  • People use plastic everywhere.

    到處都是塑膠

  • So, I feel like it's something wrong in there,

    所以我覺得肯定出了一些問題

  • I cannot live this way I'm living.

    我不能用現在這種方式生活下去

  • So, I decided to quit University,

    於是我決定離開大學

  • and went back home.

    回到家鄉

  • When I went back home, I started to live like I remember,

    當我回到家鄉,我開始了我小時候

  • like when I was a kid.

    記憶中的生活方式

  • I started to work two months a year.

    我每年只工作兩個月

  • I got four tons of rice.

    就收穫了四噸大米

  • And the whole family, six people,

    一家六口人

  • we eat less than half a ton per year.

    一年吃不到半噸大米

  • So we can sell some rice.

    我們還可以賣出一些大米

  • I took two ponds, two fish ponds.

    我挖了兩個魚塘

  • We have fish to eat all year round.

    裡面的魚足夠我們吃一整年

  • And I started a small garden.

    我還搞了一個小菜園

  • Less than half an acre.

    不到半英畝

  • And I spend 15 minutes per day to take care of the garden.

    我每天花15分鐘打理菜園

  • I have more than 30 varieties of vegetables in the garden.

    裡面種了30多種蔬菜

  • So, six people cannot eat all of it.

    六口人根本吃不了

  • We have a surplus to sell in the market.

    我們還可以拿到市場去賣

  • We can make some income, too.

    還能有一些收入

  • So, I feel like, it's easy, why did I have to be in Bangkok

    我覺得這太輕鬆了,為什麼要去曼谷

  • for seven years, working hard and then not have enough to eat,

    辛苦工作7年,還吃不飽呢?

  • but here, only two months a year and 15 minutes per day

    在這裡,我每年工作兩個月, 每天花15分鐘時間

  • I can feed six people.

    就可以養活六口人

  • That's easy.

    太輕鬆了

  • And before I thought that stupid people like me

    以前我覺得,像我這樣的蠢人

  • who never got a good grade at school,

    在學校裡從沒取得過好成績

  • cannot have a house.

    肯定連棟房子都買不起

  • Because people who are cleverer than me,

    但是比我聰明的那些人

  • who are number one in the class every year,

    每年都在班級裡排名第一的那些人

  • they get a good job,

    他們有一份好工作

  • but they need to work more than 30 years to have a house.

    但是也需要工作30多年才能買一棟房子

  • But me, who cannot finish university, how could I have a house?

    但是我呢?沒有讀完大學 怎麼能擁有一棟房子?

  • Hopeless for people who have low education, like me.

    像我這樣沒有受過教育的人是沒有希望的

  • But, then I started to do earthly building, it's so easy.

    但是當我開始用老方法蓋房

  • I spend two hours per day, from 5 o'clock in the morning,

    我每天花兩個小時,從早上5點

  • until 7 o'clock in the morning, two hours per day.

    到早上7點,每天兩個小時

  • And in three months, I got a house.

    三個月之後,我有了一座房子

  • And another friend who's the most clever in the class,

    我的一個朋友,他是班上最聰明的學生

  • he spent three months to build his house, too.

    他也花了三個月蓋起自己的房子

  • But, he had to be in debt. He had to pay for his debt for 30 years.

    但他不得不負債,要償還債務30年

  • So, compared to him, I have 29 years and 10 months of free time.

    所以,和他相比 我多了29年10個月的自由時間

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲)

  • So, I feel that life is so easy.

    所以,我覺得生活很簡單

  • I never thought I could build a house as easy as that.

    我從未想過這麼容易地蓋起一座房子

  • And I keep building a house every year, at least one house every year.

    於是我繼續蓋房子,每年至少蓋一座

  • Now, I have no money, but I have many houses.

    現在,我沒有錢,但是我有很多房子

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲)

  • My problem is in which house I will sleep tonight.

    我的煩惱就是每晚要在哪個房子裡睡覺

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲)

  • So, "how" is not a problem, anybody can build a house.

    所以,「方法」並不是問題, 誰都能蓋起一座房子

  • The kids, 13 years old, at the school,

    學校裡13歲的孩子們

  • they make bricks together, they make a house.

    他們把磚塊拼在一起,就有了一座房子

  • After one month, they have a library.

    一個月之後,他們就有了一個圖書館

  • The kids can make a house,

    孩子們可以蓋房

  • a very old nun can build a hut for herself.

    老奶奶也可以給自己蓋一個小棚屋

  • Many people can build a house.

    很多人都可以蓋房子

  • So, it's easy.

    所以,這很簡單

  • If you don't believe me, try it.

    如果你不相信,自己去試試

  • If somebody wants to have a house.

    只要你想要把房子蓋起來

  • And then, the next thing is clothing.

    接下來的一件事是衣服

  • I felt like I'm poor, like I'm not handsome.

    我覺得自己很窮,長得也不帥氣

  • I tried to dress like somebody else, like a movie star.

    我試圖穿得像別人一樣,像電影明星一樣

  • To make myself look good, look better.

    讓我自己更好看

  • I spent one month to save money to buy a pair of jeans.

    我存了一個月的錢買了一條牛仔褲

  • When I wore them, I turned left, I turned right,

    我穿上它,左轉轉,右轉轉

  • looked in the mirror.

    照著鏡子

  • Every time I look, I am the same person.

    再怎麼看,我還是我自己

  • The most expensive pants cannot change my life.

    最貴的褲子也改變不了我的生活

  • I felt like I'm so crazy, why did I have to buy them?

    我覺得自己瘋了,為什麼要買這個東西?

  • Spend one month to have a pair of pants.

    花一個月的積蓄買一條褲子

  • It doesn't change me.

    改變不了我

  • I started to think more about that.

    我更深入地思考

  • Why do we need to follow fashion?

    我們為什麼要追求時尚?

  • Because, when we follow fashion, we never catch up with it,

    因為我們是追逐時尚,但是永遠追不上

  • because we follow it.

    永遠是跟在後面

  • So, don't follow it, just stay here.

    所以不要再追了,停下吧

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲)

  • Use what you have.

    用你自己有的東西

  • So, after that, until now, 20 years, I have never bought any clothes.

    所以,從那以後一直到現在 20年來,我沒有買過衣服

  • All the clothes I have are leftovers from people.

    我所有的衣服都是別人剩下的

  • When people come to visit me, and when they leave,

    人們來拜訪我,他們走的時候

  • they leave a lot of clothes there.

    給我留下很多衣服

  • So, I have tons of clothes now.

    所以我現在有成堆的衣服

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲)

  • And when people see me wear very old clothes,

    當人們看到我穿的舊衣服

  • they give me more clothes.

    就會送給我更多的衣服

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲)

  • So, my problem is, I need to give clothes to people very often.

    所以我現在的煩惱是 我需要經常把衣服送給別人

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲)

  • So, it's so easy.

    所以,很簡單

  • And when I stopped buying clothes, I felt like, it's not only clothes,

    當我不再買衣服,我感到,不僅僅是衣服

  • it's about something else in my life,

    還有生活中其它的一些事情

  • What I learned is that when I buy something,

    我明白,當我買一些東西

  • and I think about, I buy it because I like it,

    我覺得,是因為我喜歡它

  • or I buy it because I need it.

    或者是因為我需要它

  • So, if I buy it because I like it, that means I'm wrong.

    如果是因為我喜歡它,就說明我錯了

  • So, I feel more free when I think like this.

    想到這一點,我覺得更自由了

  • And the last thing is, when I get sick, what will I do?

    最後一件事是,如果我生病了該怎麼辦?

  • I really worried in the beginning, because then I had no money.

    開始的時候我很擔心,因為當時我沒有錢

  • But, I started to contemplate more.

    但是,我開始更深入地思考

  • Normally, sickness is a normal thing, it's not a bad thing.

    生病很正常,並不是一件壞事

  • Sickness is something to remind us that we did something wrong in our lives,

    生病是在提醒我們, 在生活中做錯了某些事情

  • that's why we got sick.

    所以我們才會生病

  • So, when I get sick, I need to stop and come back to myself.

    所以生病的時候, 我需要停下來反省自己

  • And think about it, what I did was wrong.

    仔細考慮哪裡做錯了

  • So, I learned how to use water to heal myself,

    所以我學會用水來治療自己

  • how to use earth to heal myself,

    用大自然資源來治療自己

  • I learned how to use basic knowledge to heal myself.

    用一些最基礎的知識治療自己

  • So, now that I rely on myself in these four things,

    所以,這四件事情,我全部自給自足

  • I feel like life is very easy,

    我覺得這很簡單

  • I feel something like freedom, I feel free.

    我感覺到自由、輕鬆

  • I feel like I don't worry about anything much,

    我覺得不需要為任何事情擔心

  • I have less fear, I can do whatever I want in my life.

    我不再害怕,我可以做自己想做的事情

  • Before, I had a lot of fear, I could not do anything.

    早先我很害怕,很多事情不能做

  • But, now I feel very free, like I'm a unique person on this Earth,

    但是現在我很自由, 感覺像是地球上獨一無二的人

  • nobody like me, I don't need to make myself like anybody else.

    我再也不需要讓自己去模仿任何人

  • I'm the number one.

    唯我獨尊

  • So, things like this make it easy, very light.

    這麼想,事情很簡單、很輕鬆

  • And, after that, I started to think about

    之後,我開始思考

  • that when I was in Bangkok, I felt very dark in my life.

    當我在曼谷的時候,我感覺生活一片黑暗

  • I started to think that many people maybe thought like me at the time.

    或許很多人和我的感覺一樣

  • So, we started a place called "Pun Pun" in Chiang Mai.

    所以我們在清邁建立了個地方 叫做「Pun Pun」

  • The main aim is just saving seed.

    主要的目的是節約種子

  • To collect seed, because seed is food, food is life.

    收集種子,因為種子就是食物, 而食物就是生命

  • If there is no seed, no life.

    沒有種子,就沒有生命

  • No seed, no freedom.

    沒有種子,就沒有自由

  • No seed, no happiness.

    沒有種子,就沒有幸福

  • Because your life depends on somebody else.

    沒有食物

  • Because you have no food.

    你的生命就要依賴其他人

  • So, it's very important to save seed.

    所以,收集種子是非常重要的

  • That's why we focus on saving seed.

    這就是為什麼我們要收集種子

  • That's the main thing in Pun Pun.

    這就是Pun Pun的目的

  • And the second thing is it is the learning center.

    第二個行動是建立學習中心

  • We want to have a center for ourselves to learn,

    我們希望有一個可以學習的地方

  • learn how to make life easy.

    學習如何讓生活變得輕鬆

  • Because we were taught to make life complicated and hard all the time.

    因為我們學習到的東西總是 讓我們的生活變得複雜、艱難

  • How can we make it easy? It's easy,

    我們怎麼會讓生活變得簡單? 其實生活一點都不難

  • but we don't know how to make it easy anymore.

    但是我們已經不知道 怎樣讓生活變得簡單了

  • Because we always make it complicated

    我們總是把它搞得複雜

  • and now, we start to learn, and learn to be together.

    所以我們需要學習,需要如何相處

  • Because, we were taught to disconnect ourselves

    因為我們學到的是把自己

  • from everything else, to be independent,

    與周圍一切隔斷聯繫,完全獨立

  • so we can rely on the money only.

    僅僅依賴金錢

  • We don't need to rely on each other.

    而不需要依賴其他人

  • But now, to be happy, we need to come back,

    但是現在,為了幸福

  • to connect to ourselves again, to connect to other people,

    我們必須回歸自我,與他人保持聯繫

  • to connect our mind and body together again.

    讓我們的心靈與身體真正結合在一起

  • So, we can be happy. Life is easy.

    這樣我們就能獲得幸福,生活很簡單

  • And from beginning until now, what I learned

    從開始到現在,我瞭解了

  • is the four basic needs: food, house, clothes and medicine

    四個基本需求:食物、住房、衣服和藥物

  • must be cheap and easy for everybody,

    它們必須足夠便宜,可以讓所有人方便獲得

  • that's the civilization.

    這才是文明

  • But, if you make these four things hard and very hard for many people to get,

    但是如果你讓人們很難得到這四樣東西

  • that's uncivilized.

    就是不文明

  • So, now when we look at everywhere around us,

    那麼我們看看身邊的一切

  • everything is so hard to get.

    每一樣東西都很難得到

  • I feel like now is the most uncivilized era of humans on this Earth.

    我覺得現在是人類歷史上最原始的時代

  • We have so many people who finish university,

    有那麼多的人從大學畢業