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The American Buddhist monk Bhikkhu Bodhi wrote:

“The real meaning of Upekkha is equanimity, not indifference in the sense of unconcern for others. As a spiritual virtue, Upekkha means stability in the face of the fluctuations of worldly fortune. It is evenness of mind, unshakeable freedom of mind, a state of inner equipoise that cannot be upset by gain and loss, honour and dishonour, praise and blame, pleasure and pain. Upekkha is freedom from all points of self-reference; it is indifference only to the demands of the ego-self with its craving for pleasure and position, not to the well-being of one’s fellow human beings. True equanimity is the pinnacle of the four social attitudes that the Buddhist texts call the ‘divine abodes’: boundless loving-kindness, compassion, altruistic joy, and equanimity. The last does not override and negate the preceding three, but perfects and consummates them.”

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Upekkha

The real meaning of Upekkha is equanimity. Not indifference in the sense of unconcern for others but as a spiritual virtue, Upekkha is stability in the face of life vicissitudes. It’s evenness, unshakeable freedom of mind, a state of inner equipoise that cannot be upset by gain and loss, honour and dishonour, praise and blame, …

ATHA

“Until one is committed,  there is hesitancy, the chance to drawback. The moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence move too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would otherwise never have occurred. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Johan Wolfgang …