Monday, July 25, 2011

How can we develop Equanimity?

A friend asked this good question:
>How can we develop Equanimity?

Answer: In any circumstance or during any event recollect this Kamma-vāda doctrine:

“All beings are born, created, conditioned and constrained by their prior actions.
They are owner, debtor and inheritor of their actions (kamma = karma)…
Their past actions produce and induce their future. Whatever actions they do;
good as evil, the resulting reaction = An echo of future effect, will be theirs only…
These causal, yet delayed effects of their past actions = intentions follow
like a shadow that never leaves…”

Kamma-vāda reflection is the proximate cause of the arising of the state of equanimity!
When repeated many times over a long period, then equanimity (upekkhā) grows stronger
and stronger, eventually defying agitation even at events as death, mutilation etc.

Have a nice & noble day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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