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Upekkha's value in a picture

Post by DNS » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:12 pm

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Have you ever noticed how some people who are very jolly and funny, the life of the party, also have another side? It seems the two actor masks really do go together and that one must spend an equal amount of time with each extreme; unless one is more balanced, with equanimity.

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Post by christopher::: » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:55 am

David N. Snyder wrote:Image

Have you ever noticed how some people who are very jolly and funny, the life of the party, also have another side? It seems the two actor masks really do go together and that one must spend an equal amount of time with each extreme; unless one is more balanced, with equanimity.
It's also important to balance upekkha with the 3 other brahmaviharas. When done skillfully that can help bring one to a much brighter & balanced happiness, yes?

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Post by Kim OHara » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:05 am

Yes.
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Post by DNS » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:08 am

christopher::: wrote: It's also important to balance upekkha with the 3 other brahmaviharas. When done skillfully that can help bring one to a much brighter & balanced happiness, yes?
Good point! Otherwise, one might end up with indifference, the near enemy of equanimity.

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Post by christopher::: » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:38 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
christopher::: wrote: It's also important to balance upekkha with the 3 other brahmaviharas. When done skillfully that can help bring one to a much brighter & balanced happiness, yes?
Good point! Otherwise, one might end up with indifference, the near enemy of equanimity.
exactly!
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Post by PeterB » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:35 am

christopher::: wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:Image

Have you ever noticed how some people who are very jolly and funny, the life of the party, also have another side? It seems the two actor masks really do go together and that one must spend an equal amount of time with each extreme; unless one is more balanced, with equanimity.
It's also important to balance upekkha with the 3 other brahmaviharas. When done skillfully that can help bring one to a much brighter & balanced happiness, yes?

:smile:
And vice versa....metta without upekkha becomes sentimental identification with the other.
They all hang together.

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