• 一行禪師門生 締造歷史性氣候協議

一行禪師門生 締造歷史性氣候協議

環保向來與正念密不可分,想推廣綠色生活,就更加需要應用佛學的慈悲與智慧。但對某些人來說,佛學予人虛無飄渺、只涉及個人修行之感,但筆者就認為,真正的佛學可以在日常生活實踐,而且不止在個人層面,在工作環境和社會上亦可活學活用。近年一行禪師、星雲大師等提倡的入世佛教、人間佛教,就是運用慈悲與智慧的領導技巧,引導大眾在思想和行為方面集體向善,繼而解決世界問題,最近的巴黎氣候峰會就是一個好例子。

United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres attends a meeting of foreign and environment ministers to prepare the way for the climate conference's final negotiations, in Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Some 80 heads of state including President Barack Obama, and tens of thousands of other people, are expected in Paris for the conference opening. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres attends a meeting of foreign and environment ministers to prepare the way for the climate conference’s final negotiations, in Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Some 80 heads of state including President Barack Obama, and tens of thousands of other people, are expected in Paris for the conference opening. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

領導是次峰會的Christiana Figueres,除了是聯合國氣候變化綱要公約秘書,亦恰好是一行禪師的門生。最近在訪問中,她提到一行禪師的正念思考,助她渡過一場人際關係危機,亦令她可以集中精神主持峰會,並運用相關溝通技巧和思維模式,縮窄各國分歧,達成升溫不超過兩度的目標。

峰會有接近二百個國家參與,各自有目標和難處,而且出席的都是有地位的大人物,要帶領群雄向同一方向邁進,就需要一位出色的領袖和中間人。出色的領袖不可能唯我獨尊、「有我講無你講」,過往幾場氣候峰會,各國一講到減碳和環保就只顧己國利益,互相推卸責任,這樣做當然無助找到出路,甚至試過不歡而散。今次由Christiana主持大局,她為各國尋求大同,以同理心取代指責,最終成功引導各方達成歷史性共識。

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Hanh talked about peace and the world since September 11, 2001 from his hotel room on Monday, August 19, 2002. (Photo By Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Hanh talked about peace and the world since September 11, 2001 from his hotel room on Monday, August 19, 2002. (Photo By Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

近年愈來愈多大型機構提倡正念修行,例如在Google內掀起禪修熱潮的第107號員工陳一鳴創立了Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute,這個機構早前帶領聯合國世界糧食計劃署的百多名員工一齊做禪修,引導大家正面思考。當這個世界愈來愈多人心存正念,思想就會反映在行為上面,世界就會因而改變,佛學入世,就是這樣助我們解決現實的問題。

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