Wednesday, December 22, 2010

On Equanimity

[image from nangpa2.free.fr]

"Upekkha. Upekkha.
The fourth of the
Four Divine Abidings.
Equanimity.
To let be
what one must
let be."

I read these words in Karen Connelly's The Lizard Cage, the wonderfully well-written story of a Burmese Buddhist imprisoned in solitary confinement for years for composing songs against the country's oppressive military regime.

Equanimity. It seems a good word to ponder at this hectic time of year.

Let it Be.

1 comment:

  1. Ah...the perfect word for the season...and one I am struggling with in all the busyness. Thank you for the reminder to just be...:)

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