Equanimity is regarding all beings —without exception— with compassion, loving kindness, and empathic joy.

  • rejoicing in the merit (good fortune) of those we like is extended selfishness
  • feeling compassion and kindness toward those we like is reciprocation for favor received or expected; it is a debt of gratitude
  • feeling love and compassion for those we do not like, and rejoicing in their merit, is virtuous 

At a deeper level, equanimity entails maintaining emotional balance:

  • avoiding extreme emotions, both ‘positive’ and ‘negative’
  • rejecting unqualified judgments of persons, objects, or situations
  • refraining from exaggeration and deprecation

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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