saṃyutta nikāya 36
connected discourses on feeling
Dear Kalyana Mittas
I had some questions about Equanimity - Upekkha, and happened to come accross this beautiful Sutta, and just couldn’t resist sharing it
I was prompted in my search by a teaching I listened to (not explicitly EBT based), that had Equanimity as its subject. Long story short - it presented Upekkha as a skill to be learned in order to navigate the turbulence of life - using simmilies of learning to balance on a bicycle in order to ride along a road, or learning how to sail a boat in order to navigate waves smoothly. I was really surprised by this, as I had understood Equanimity to be more of a state of understanding, perceiving the world as it is, and no longer being subject to the effect of ‘the waves’ - to actually just see all surface variations as being (almost indistinguishable) surface phenomena and not worth responding to.
I would be most appreciative if anyone has any EBT links that cover this topic.