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(Bikram yoga )帕拉宏撒·尤迦南达的先知先觉(一)

Why Paramahansa Yogananda (一)

Was A Man BeforeHis Time

帕拉宏撒·尤迦南达的先知先觉(一)

 

Yogis, meditators, and spiritualseekers, make a movie date. Awake: The Life of Yogananda, beganscreening in October 2014 and as yoga documentaries go, this unconventionalbiopic is gripping, inspiring—dare we say, epic, even. In fact, Awake hasalready won three awards and received accolades from the yoga glitterati,including Ram Dass, Marianne Williamson, and Russell Simmons.


瑜伽师,冥想者和精神导师,拍电影的日期。唤醒:尤迦南达的生活,纪录片始于2014年10月作为瑜伽记录片,这种非常传统的传记片的是扣人心弦,催人奋进,我们才敢说,甚至是史诗巨片。事实上,唤醒已经赢得三个奖项,并从瑜伽时髦一族中获得赞誉,包括拉姆·达斯,玛丽安·威廉姆森和罗素·西蒙斯。


Co-directed by twoyoga-practicing filmmakers (Oscar-nominee Paola di Florio and Sundance winnerLisa Leeman), Awake explores the life and teachings of SwamiParamahansa Yogananda, the author of the influential Autobiography of aYogi and the founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship. Featuring interviews withscientists, yoga teachers, and direct students of Yogananda, the film becomes akind of who’s who of celebrities, including Deepak Chopra, Krishna Das, the late George Harrison andRavi Shankar.


本片由同时两名瑜伽练习者的制片人联合执导(奥斯卡提名,迪保拉弗洛里奥和圣丹斯得主丽莎利曼),唤醒探索斯瓦米帕拉宏撒·尤迦南达,既有影响力的瑜伽士的自传的作者,又是自我认知会的创始人。还特别采访科学家,瑜伽教师和尤迦南达亲传学生,电影成了一种谁是谁的名人,其中包括乔布拉,克里希纳达斯,已故的乔治·哈里森和桑卡尔。

Awake also captures intimate—andat times heartbreaking—moments of the guru’s life. Through slow-mo, sepia-tonedreenactments, archival video footage, newspaper clippings, audio recordings,photos, and a narrative spun in Yogananda’s own words, the filmmakers hook youemotionally from the get-go.


唤醒也抓住了大师一生中亲密,有时令人心碎的片段时刻。通过慢动作镜头,棕褐色调重演,档案录像,剪报,录音,照片,并在尤迦南达自己的话纺叙事,电影制片人牵引着你情绪从一开始就走。


《The Saint  圣者》

Above: Monks inNoida, India perform a puja to their guru. “This scene appears in a section ofthe film in which Yogananda as a young boy foresees his future, and isfrightened by the great responsibility that a Guru must carry,” DiFlorio andLeeman explain.

上图:僧侣在印度诺伊达为大师执行法会。“这一幕出现在影片中,尤迦南达作为一个年轻的男孩遇见到他的未来,一个上师必须具有的伟大的责任,”弗洛里奥和利曼解释。



“It’s not easy to make a film about a saint,” DiFlorio andLeeman say. “We’re storytellers, and good narrative usually requires conflict,struggle, and a protagonist with human flaws. We searched for skeletons inYogananda’s ‘closet,’ and while we found certain provocative allegations alongthe way, there was nothing to back them up. As we dug deeper into his life,however, we discovered that he faced major obstacles, many of which the publicwas unaware of…”

“做出一部关于圣人电影这并不容易,”弗洛里奥和利曼说。“我们是讲述故事的,以及良好的叙述通常需要冲突,斗争,与人类的缺陷主角。我们搜索了尤迦南达的“衣柜”,虽然我们发现沿途某些挑衅的指控,也没有任何证据证实。随着我们更深入地挖掘他的生命,但是,我们发现,他面临的主要障碍,其中许多世俗所不知道的......


Despite being recognized as a ‘spiritual genius,’ the filmmakerssaid, Yogananda endured severe criticism and even racism in the Deep South,from people who felt threatened by him and his message. “Persecution, betrayalsby students and close friends, and even financial ruin ensued,” they said. “ButYogananda rose like a phoenix through the ashes of his demise, not only toregain his own purpose in life, but to inspire others to do the same throughhis example.” And there was their story.

尽管被公认为“精神天才”制片人讲述,尤迦南达忍受严厉批评,甚至种族主义在南方腹地,从被认为他或他的言语威胁到的人。“迫害,学生和亲密的朋友的背叛,甚至是财务的破产”他们说。“但尤迦南达升华如凤凰,通过他的死亡的灰烬,不仅要夺回自己的人生目的,而且通过自身的例子激励他人来这样做。”还有就是他们的故事。


The Renegade  叛教


Quite the renegade of his day, Yogananda tackled social andpolitical issues head on. For example, when he learned only white people wouldbe allowed to attend his lectures in Washington, DC, in 1927, he says in thefilm, “I defied this and founded an Afro-American…center to teach my Negrobrethren.” (Pictured above.)

他的叛离,尤迦南达解决社会和政治当头问题。例如,当他得知只有白种人被允许参加他在华盛顿的演讲,1927年,在影片中他说,“我无视这些,并创办了一个美国黑人...重心教学我的黑人弟兄”(如上图)。


And when it was still against US law to “mix races,” Yoganandapublicly married an Indian man and an American woman, in an attempt to breakdown social and racial barriers. In doing so, he taught by example hisultimate belief that we are all one.

还有当时是“混合人种,”是违背美国法律的,尤迦南达公开地,企图打破社会和种族障碍,结合了一名印度籍男子和一名美国妇女。这样一来,他所教授的例子,他的最终信念,我们都是一。


独立的思考者


The Independent Thinker

Yogananda was also a vocal supporter of Mahatma Gandhi. Helectured about him at Harvard. He visited Gandhi’s ashram in Wardha, India in1935. And he even gave Gandhi—at his request—a lesson in Kriya Yoga, an ancientmeditation method he learned from his own guru, Swami Sri Yuketswar, and taughtto his students in India, Britain, and America.

尤迦南达也是圣雄甘地的支持者。他在哈佛经行了关于他的演讲。1935年他于印度沃尔塔参观了甘地的修行地,他应甘地要求,教授一节瑜珈课,古老的冥想方法,是他从自己的上师,斯瓦米斯里约克斯瓦的教导,并教给他在印度,英国和美国的学生。


“We discovered thathe was put on a government watch list and kept under surveillance by the FBIand the British authorities, who were probably concerned about the growingindependence movement in India,” Leeman says.

“我们发现政府把他放在观察名单并由联邦调查局和英国当局监控,对于那些可能担心在印度不断增长的独立运动,”利曼说