The Last Knit-Lesson of “Letting Go”


I would like to share with you a remarkable short film – “The Last Knit.”
It was produced in Finland in 2005. Even though there is no dialogue in the film, it carries a deep and profound message. I call it the lesson of “letting go.”

The film starts with a woman who appears to be at a comfortable stage in her life.  The woman sits down on a chair and starts to knit a beautiful, colorful scarf. The scarf represents the power, fame, and money that she is determined to achieve in life. As time passes, the more she accomplishes, the more ambitious she becomes. It would be easy for her to pick up her scissors to cut the string and stop knitting, but she pushes the scissors away from her. Being blinded by her obsession for achieving more, she continues to knit. By now, the scarf is so long that it has gone over the edge of a cliff. But the woman fails to realize that she herself is in danger of falling off that cliff because she is “attached” to the scarf.

As she races to knit more and more, she ends up running out of material. Still, she is reluctant to let go.  She risks her life by substituting her own hair for the yarn. Unable to stop knitting, she falls off the cliff. She finally realizes that she has to stop and let go so that she can survive. She then saves herself by using her own teeth to cut herself off from the scarf and free herself from this fatal situation.

Once she learns this valuable lesson, she quickly lets go of her knitting sticks and begins to treasure scissors. She understands that by using scissors wisely to cut off and let go of greed, she can have a new and better life.

Indeed, we can stop suffering by learning the lesson of letting go. By letting go, we can free ourselves from bondage and restriction. Our life can then be like a kite that flies high into the sky once it is released.

最後的編織The Last Knit – “放下”的功課!

來自芬蘭在2005年制作的精采動畫「最後的編織」它是難得一見很有深度西方經典的寓言故事。

全片沒有一句對白却會讓人深思及探索如何智慧的度過我們人生的超棒短片。

以上的影片, ychuang2013 給我們非常完美的註解:

在峭立的人生舞台上,毫不猶豫地,我找到一個屬於自己的位置,我篤定安穩的坐下,在一片閃亮的旭日晨光中,我用堅定的雙手開始編織五彩繽紛的美麗人生.

但是,當我碰到那把可以為我完美作品畫下美麗句點的剪刀時,我本能的踢開堆擠在腳前的編織挪出更多的空,因為我想要的更多,我完全忽略這不願停止的一腳,已將我的人生推向危險的深淵‧.

我繼續專心打造所謂的更多,猛然我驚覺那掉入深淵的速度遠比我能編織的速度更快,我慌亂的手加速再加速,當我擔憂地疾步走到懸崖旁被迫掛在崖邊時,我仍不服輸,在全力以赴的拉鋸戰中我以為我能掌握一切,當耗盡所有的資源(毛線)時,我仍不放棄,我不惜用自己僅有的生命(頭髮)與自己努力的果實纏繞一起,試圖做最後一搏,人性不捨放棄的弱點讓錯誤的決定一步一步把我逼向深不見底的深淵.

無論如何的努力我再也搆不到那把原本隨手可得的剪刀,那把輕易就能幫我脫困的剪刀,掙扎不過自然重力,我只能隨著美麗的戰利品重重的跌入深深谷底。

求生的自然本能讓我急中生智,我用僅剩的力氣和不銳利的牙齒一口一口地咬斷那緊緊纏繞在編織品上的頭髮,我奮力的攀爬終於爬回那峭立的人生舞台,茫然地看著手中的編織棒,探向那深不見底的絕谷,我頓然領悟那緊緊纏繞困住自己的竟是…..

那親手編織絢爛到令人無法自拔且不願意割捨的勝利品‧

我毫不猶豫的丟掉手中仍機械般不停滑動的針織棒.

一種前所未有的輕鬆自在感覺,讓我的心自由翱翔,我緩步走向那一直就在身邊的剪刀,喀嚓喀嚓的聲音讓我如夢初醒,我忽然懂得人生中有太多不必要的纏累需要斷然的剪去………然後才能重生‧

在不同的人生階段裏,我們各自固執且癡迷的編織著自己得意作品‧

它也許是一個男人的雄心霸業;

是女人美麗動人的戀情;

是父母對兒女的殷殷期許與栽培;

是夫妻情感;

是股票投資;

是一切我們視為最珍貴最重要的東西………………

在這一場6分45秒的心靈對話中,我們是否已懂得在還來得及的時候,拿起那把伸手可及的剪刀,大手一揮剪斷所有的纏累浴火重生呢?

我們是否已明白原來一切的痛苦是來自我們不願意放棄,不忍割捨的盲目情感與貪婪呢?

以上是 ychuang2013對這短短影片的回應。

的確我固我執痛苦不除!

如果懂得“放下” “剪斷”,活在當下,那麼我們的人生便可達到無(零)極限了。

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