Equanimity - Theravada Buddhist Perspective

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Equanimity - Theravada Buddhist Perspective
« on: March 22, 2020, 11:29:30 PM »
I came across this extremely helpful article from the Buddhist magazine Tricycle by Gil Fronsdale and Sayadaw U Pandita on ultimately only being able to save yourself:

"One reflection that can develop nonattachment is to regard all beings as the heirs of their own karma. People reap the rewards of good karma and suffer the consequences of unwholesome acts. They created this karma under their own volition, and no one can prevent their experiencing the consequences. On the ultimate level, there is nothing you or anybody else can do to save them."




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Re: Equanimity - Theravada Buddhist Perspective
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 06:34:59 PM »
Thank you for this. Very important. I just pulled this quote out, but so much good to read in that article. 

Insight is a deep seeing into the nature of things as they are. One of the primary insights is the nature of impermanence. In the deepest forms of insight, we see that things change so quickly that we canít hold onto anything, and eventually the mind lets go of clinging. Letting go brings equanimity; the greater the letting go, the deeper the equanimity.
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