Mature Equanimity


When he find the emptiness, in all the things around him, he will not be blindfolded by any secular norm because he does not depend on them.

In an achievement, he wouldn’t be highly impressed. In a loss, he wouldn’t be desperate.

While glory will not produce ego in him, ignominy will not trouble him.

He would not suffer by insults, he would not be won by appreciations.

He would not be attracted to happiness, while he would not run away from sadness.

Likewise, he who understands the emptiness will not have likes or dislikes because he finds everything empty.”

“Neither a thought nor an emotion, it is rather the steady conscious realization of reality’s transience. It is the ground for wisdom and freedom and the protector of compassion and love. While some may think of equanimity as dry neutrality or cool aloofness, mature equanimity produces a radiance and warmth of being. The Buddha described a mind filled with equanimity as “abundant, exalted, immeasurable, without hostility and without ill-will.”

Gil Fronsdal (2004-05-29). “Equanimity”. Insight Meditation Center. Retrieved 2009-07-21.”

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