“The center is only when there is focusing of attention. The center is formed when periphery is agitated. The center is formed as a point on the periphery. These peripheral points are one’s name, one’s property, one’s wife, fame. These points are constantly being strengthened. There is movement all the time at the peripheral points. There is a constant fear of the breaking of these points.”
“Can I live without the formation of centers?” asked Rao.
“If I start from the center, to investigate, where is the center from which to start? There is no center, but only the field. Except for the periphery there is no center. The fences to the field create the center. I only know the center because of the fence, the periphery. The fences are the points of attention, the limits that create the center. Remove these fences. Where is the center?”
“Can one remove the fences?” I queried.
“If you move in the field, in the non-center, there is no memory. See what happens as you move from field towards fence. As you approach the fence, memory begins.
“So far we have been thinking from the periphery to the center. The thinking from this (non-center) must be totally different. I have to get used to the movement from within towards the periphery.”
“What happens to the points?” I asked.
“It is like slipping under and through fences. The fences no longer matter. To see the point at the periphery is to see no point at all. What we do, however, is to jump immediately into the periphery, into the habitual. I cannot form a habit of that which has no center.
“To go from the periphery to the center is to stick in the center. When attention becomes identified it becomes the point. Thinking in habit is the movement of the periphery. There is no point from which I can recognize point. To know the center it must be related to point. I can only know it if I approach it from the periphery. “The more I stay in the field, I see there is no center.”
The next morning the discussion continued. We asked Krishnaji, “What is the periphery? How is it formed? How are fences made? Are they different material from the pointless center?”
“Why do you stay at periphery? Why cannot you stay in the field, seeing its flora and fauna, its perfume? Why are you concerned with the fence?” he responded.作者: Sue 时间: 2010-8-19 22:41
原文是：The center is formed when periphery is agitated.
原文是：There is no center, but only the field.
所谓“安住于觉性”的原文本意是“待在这片（没有中心的）领域中”。作者: Sue 时间: 2010-8-19 22:41
原文是：There is no point from which I can recognize point. To know the center it must be related to point. I can only know it if I approach it from the periphery.
“The more I stay in the field, I see there is no center.”
胡译的克传中还有很多个“觉性”，大家看到了知道多数是observation，观察，觉察这个意思就行了。作者: Sue 时间: 2010-8-20 09:48
“The Mind Operating as Part of the Whole Is Endless.”
自性也是胡引申出来的意思。作者: Sue 时间: 2010-8-20 10:13
“Are you saying,” asked K, “that the Indian mind is more concerned with religious matters than the West? In India the concern with religion has been deep. Indian tradition has maintained that the understanding of the Self, of the Universe, of the Highest Principle, is the most significant pursuit.”
“自性”对应的原文是the Self, self是自我的意思。克在说话时未必有把self大写的意思，the understanding of the self的意思不过是了解自我罢了。作者: Sue 时间: 2010-8-20 10:18
One of Vinobaji’s followers asked, “What is the meaning of self-realization?”
“What does it mean to you?” was the reply.
“Union with Brahman—with God,” said one of Vinobaji’s disciples.
“God is a phrase. To realize God, you must have a free mind, a good mind that does not follow anybody. A mind that has no guru, no system. Try it.”
“证悟自性”对应的原文是“self-realization”. 而这个词是别人提出的问题中包含的，克对这个词并没有直接做出解释。作者: Sue 时间: 2010-8-20 10:28
“As I have said, I have only one purpose: to make man free, to urge him towards freedom; to help him to break away from all limitations, for that alone will give him eternal happiness, will give him the unconditioned realization of the self.
这段话是克在1929年解散明星社的时候说的一段话。the unconditioned realization of the self，与其说是“证悟自性”，不如说是“不受限地认识自我”，即对自我的彻底了解。作者: Sue 时间: 2010-8-20 11:13
“Benediction comes when there is a state of nonreaction. It is a benediction to know death because death is the unknown.”
To be ahead of it and meet it without reaction and be out of it requires great energy.
I asked whether the total immobility of the mind he now spoke about was possible without the earlier observation, questioning, examining? Krishnaji was listening carefully, as he always did in dialogue. He said, “Total ending of thought is immobility, is silence; thought as time has to stop.”
the total immobility of the mind：头脑（或心灵）的彻底安静。
这章里的若干个如如不动对应的都是immobility.作者: Sue 时间: 2010-8-20 11:22
“The man who says, ‘I have tried all this and negated,’ he is moving. If you do not move or move in a narrow circle and spend your time comparing what K says with what the Buddha says, at the end of that, what is left?
he is moving.不是“这个人就成长了。”而是：他在动着。
整段改一下：说“我已经尝试了这一切，并否定了它们”的这个人，他在行动。如果你不行动，或者只是在一个狭小的圈子里动着，并把时间花在比较克说的话和佛陀说的话上面，那么到了最后，会剩下什么？作者: Sue 时间: 2010-8-20 11:41
其他一些如如不动，通常对应就是immovable, not move, without movement, non-movement，不动摇，不动，不活动，不存在运动。