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Is there something called equanimity?

Postby villkorkarma » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:00 pm

Hi
Is it something called equanimity? I believe so and sometimes I dont believe it exist.
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Re: Is there something called equanimity?

Postby Aloka » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:51 pm

villkorkarma wrote:Hi
Is it something called equanimity? I believe so and sometimes I dont believe it exist.


Hi villkorkarma,

MN 152 might be helpful...

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.152.than.html

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Re: Is there something called equanimity?

Postby equilibrium » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:04 pm

villkorkarma wrote:Hi
Is it something called equanimity? I believe so and sometimes I dont believe it exist.

Four sublime states of mind have been taught by the Buddha:
Love or Loving-kindness (metta)
Compassion (karuna)
Sympathetic Joy (mudita)
Equanimity (upekkha)
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Re: Is there something called equanimity?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:47 pm

villkorkarma wrote:Hi
Is it something called equanimity? I believe so and sometimes I dont believe it exist.

Of course there is, but the average person's mind is seldom stable.

The Knowledge of Equanimity About Formations is a deep stage of insight, which is not far from the Path Knowledge. I think we cannot really appreciate what equanimity is until we can reach at least that stage of insight.

We may thing that we are being equanimous, when in fact we're just being indifferent, or suppressing our emotions.
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Re: Is there something called equanimity?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:52 pm

villkorkarma wrote:Hi
Is it something called equanimity? I believe so and sometimes I dont believe it exist.
Please don't misuse the Private Message facility. Its there for things that cannot be discussed in public.

You already have a thread on this topic.

If you are depressed, please go to see a health care professional.

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