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In this episode, Joseph Goldstein leads a powerful practice around cultivating equanimity and talks about why it’s important not to confuse equanimity with its near enemy, indifference.
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“Equanimity is the mind state of impartially, not indifference. So it’s like space which contains everything impartially. And one way of coming to this space of impartiality is understanding that things, in this world, are happening lawfully. They’re not happening by accident. And so the equanimity phrase, and the development of equanimity, is closely tied in with wisdom.” – Joseph Goldstein
In this episode:
- Joseph talks about the concept of equanimity, explaining why it’s important not to confuse equanimity with its near enemy, indifference
- Joseph explores the wisdom aspect of equanimity
- Joseph leads a powerful equanimity practice focused around offering phrases to a neutral person, a benefactor, a good friend, and a difficult person
“All beings are the heirs of their own karma. Our happiness or unhappiness depends on our actions, not upon our wishes.”
This dharma talk from December 7, 2004, was originally published on Dharma Seed.