Thursday, February 23, 2012

赛牛 Pacu Jawi









赛牛是印尼东苏门答腊岛一项民间年度传统活动,流转数百年。开幕仪式颇为隆重,参赛的牛只穿上美丽的衣裳,在地方长老带领下,数百人浩浩荡荡在传统音乐声中,一路游行到比赛场地的田地。

我特别喜欢赛牛的评判标准,跑得最快不一定胜利,能跑直线的牛才是冠军,这是多么有智慧的筛选标准呀!在“快”和“直”的取舍下,他们选择“直”。

赛牛给我们的启示:做人要正直,走正道;不但要做好事,还必须要通过正当的途经。世上有很多人为了要快达到目的而走歪路,最后不但欲速不达,甚至还有不幸的下场,确实令人惋惜!

牛还须走正道,何况人乎?

Pacu Jawi (cow racing) is an important and popular even in Tanah Datar Sumatera Barat, Indonesia since few hundred years ago. It is held with full tradition with the involvement of the community elders. There are speeches and followed with a customary procession to the muddy padi field racing ground with traditional music together with the colorfully “dressed” cows.

The fastest and strongest cow may not be the winner, but the one that can run straight will be chosen as champion.

The hidden philosophy of Pacu Jawi is clear: as human we must also act straight, be a straight person and you will be respected.


11 comments:

张玉燕--Yoke-Yin said...

Thanks for sharing with us your master piece. May I know what lenses did you use for these photos? They are stunning!

C K Hon said...

Hi Yoke Yin, for the bull race I was using canon 100-400mm lens, while the other record shots I am using wide angle 35mm lens. Thank for your viewing.

一介草夫 said...

还是韩兄了不起,远离政治,好好安心退休。游山玩水,快乐过神仙,不亦乐乎!

Jasmine said...

赛牛的照片拍得太好了,好羡慕呢!

C K Hon said...

谢谢一介草夫和Jasmine的留言。

山城客 said...

赛牛那几张拍得动感十足,像人在现场,赞!

Bananazஇ said...

Awesome shots of the cow races. Great philosophy of to be straight. tQ

Dandelion Trading said...

Great shots. Like the 4th one on cow race. Dynamic and the face expression says it all.

Thanks for sharing.

C K Hon said...

Hi Bananaz and Dandelion, thank you for your comments, and welcome to my blog.

一介草夫 said...

牛耕田,因为人, 牛斗牛,也是因为人。人斗人,又因为人,人,到底为了什么!可悲!

Justin* said...

好喜欢。请问叔叔您的照片是怎么调的呢? 可以教我吗?