Monday, December 26, 2011

Aloof is Equanimity

Regarding all Phenomena with aloof Equanimity!

When one has understood constructions by seeing the three characteristics in
them and their voidness, then one can leave both terror & delight by becoming
indifferent and neutral to all states, taking them neither to be 'I' nor 'mine'!
One becomes like a man who has recently divorced his wife: The man who was
to a lovely, gorgeous, & charming wife & so deeply in love with her as to
be unable to bear separation from her for a moment. He would be disturbed &
to see her standing, talking & laughing with another man, and would
be very unhappy, but later, when he found out that woman's faults, and he
divorced her, he would no more take her as 'mine'; and thereafter, even
though he saw her doing whatever it might be, with whomsoever it might be,
he would neither be disturbed, nor displeased, but only neutral & indifferent!
So too with the meditating disciple who wants to get free from all phenomena:
He recognizes all constructions as impermanent, and void of pleasure and self,
thus seeing that nothing is in reality 'I' or 'mine'. He therefore abandons both
terror and delight, and becomes indifferent & neutral towards all phenomena...
Vism 656

Divorced from Possessiveness, Egoism, Clinging and Frustration!

More On Equanimity (Upekkhā):
Even is Equanimity, The 7 Links to Awakening, Serene Equanimity and Beyond,
Imperturbable Equanimity, Unshakable Equanimity, Equanimity Upekkha,
Feeding Equanimity, Empty Equanimity, High_and_Alert, What_is_Wrong,
Safe_Medicine, Serene_Equanimity

Equanimity describes the unattached awareness of one's experience as a result
perceiving the impermanence of momentary reality. It is a peace of mind and
in even calmness that cannot be shaken by any grade of both fortunate
and unfortunate circumstance. It is a concept promoted by several religions...!

Have a nice & noble day!

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

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