Word Of The Day: Equanimity


Word Of The Day: Equanimity

noun:
  1. calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation.
    “she accepted both the good and the bad with equanimity
    synonyms: composure, calmness, calm, level-headedness, self-possession, self-control, even-temperedness, coolness, cool-headedness, presence of mind;More

    serenity, placidity, tranquillity, phlegm, impassivity, imperturbability,unexcitability, equilibrium;
    poise, self-assurance, assurance, self-confidence, aplomb, sangfroid, nerve;
    informal cool, unflappability;
    rare ataraxy
    “she was able to confront the daily crises with equanimity”
    antonyms: anxiety

Source: Word Of The Day: Conversion.

How does one dwell pervading one direction with a mind filled with equanimity?  Just as one would feel equanimity for a person neither pleasant nor unpleasant, like this one pervades all beings with equanimity.  And concerning this, what is equanimity?  That which in beings is equanimity, the act of equanimity, the state of equanimity, equanimity that is free from distress.

– Vibhanga,272

 

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Your ‘Family Rights’ believing in the best interest of children. The issues which are important to me are, children and their families, the injustices to parents, which may occur, because of inadequate information, mistakes or corruption. This is happening every day. every minute and every second. For years I have campaigned for the rights of children and their voices to be heard.
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One Response to Word Of The Day: Equanimity

  1. Walter says:

    A beautiful word not to be confused with indifference. That’s the real challenge.

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