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Is it forbidden to fight to defend your possessions from a thief?

From the last few days i have been trying to meditate to generate equanimity. My question is simple: If i practice equanimity, compassion, loving kindness, forgiveness, there would always be people ...
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How to develop Equanimity or Upeksha? [duplicate]

Namo Buddhaya. This sutta asks for development of 7 factors of enlightenment including Mindfulness and Equanimity. Development of Mindfulness is described in detail but I couldn't find any sutta ...
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Can the mind be trained to maintain equanimity in the face of compulsive urges/cravings (without giving in / acting out)?

Are there any practices or habits that one can employ, either frequently or on a daily basis, to train one's mind to remain still and equanimous in the face of compulsive urges or cravings, without ...
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Best meditation techniques (mindfulness,vipassana,yoga,zazen,TM,etc) to beat behavioral addictions (food,sex,porn,gambling,internet,videogames,etc)?

For a layman who wants to overcome behavioral addictions (i.e. any "addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in a rewarding non-drug-related behavior – sometimes called a natural reward", such ...
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Can loving kindness, compassion and sympathetic joy be developed through Vipassana meditation?

As far as I understand, Vipassana meditation trains attention and equanimity. Which makes sense because you are basically doing body scans all the time and remaining equanimous to bodily sensations, ...
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Knowingly having to hurt a close person

I will try to get my situation across without going into too much detail. About a year ago I moved with my mother to the other end of the country. For me it was an adventure and a good opportunity to ...
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What is the difference between householder and renunciation equanimity?

The thirty-six states (6 x 6 classes of contact) to which beings are attached are described in Salayatana-vibhanga Sutta; I have made a caricature while reading each state as below, states 1, 2, 4 &...
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The monk who ignored his visiting wife and infant son

The following story comes in Udana 1.8. It is about a monk by the name of Sanghamaji, who, when seated under a tree, was visited by his former wife, carrying their infant son. She tried several times ...
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Tolerating Sensations VS Diminishing them

I was wondering something. Basically, I was wondering whether sensations, such as suffering: (1) naturally occur within the person, as pleasure and pain, or happiness and suffering, and it is their ...
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Is equanimity more sublime that an excellent act?

What might be more or real "cool"? For example (in practice), seeing a spelling error or a typo: Would the one "not touched", ignoring the error (even he would have the possibility, skill and means)...
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Equanimity in extreme disturbance cases

Equanimity is one of the central points of buddhism practice. I am curious what would happen to that state in cases of extreme disturbance. Imagine that you were in immediate danger, like being ...
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How to think about the four immeasurable minds?

I am curious about how to think about the four immeasurable minds in a practical way, please help me make sense of them (see detailed question below) Background In the book Teachings on Love by ...
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Recognition of Ignorance on a Topic

I have read many Q&As here on ignorance but I am concerned with the recognition of my own ignorance on particular topics. I feel like recognizing my ignorance helps me to reduce my identification ...
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How to get involved in feelings maintaining Equanimity?

Sir, when I talk to my wife over phone (maintaining equanimity) she suddenly recognize that either i am not in a mood to talk, and its obvious becuase even I know that its impossible to remain ...
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Which suttas in the Pali canon give instructions for how to cultivate equanimity?

Which suttas in the Pali Canon give flat out instructions for how to develop equanimity?
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Equanimity in the Aghatavinaya Sutta

In the Aghatavinaya Sutta, there are five antidotes given for arisen ill-will(āghāto). I am puzzled because one of these is to develop equanimity ("upekkhā tasmiṃ puggale bhāvetabbā") and another is ...
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How to maintenance equanimity in the daily life?

I would like to understand in the short and simple how to deal in the daily life. When I have the emotion and I feel the sensation i.e. cold in my palm, what should I do next? I aware that this ...
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Are there different experiences of equanimity?

Specifically, is there a difference between equanimity as a corruption of insight and the insight stage "equanimity in regards to formations"?
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Practice of the other three Brahmaviharas

Metta has received plenty of attention and focus of practice. Even a search of Buddhism SE shows over 170 posts with the word "metta" in it. Comparatively, the other three Brahmaviharas are not so ...
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Equanimity, aversion and anatta

Equanimity is described as It refers to the equanimity that arises from the power of observation, the ability to see without being caught by what we see. The definition can be found here. If i dig ...
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Difference between Equanimity which is diversified and Equanimity which is unified

In the Potaliya Sutta, Buddha says, So too, householder, a noble disciple considers thus: ‘Sensual pleasures have been compared to fruits on a tree by the Blessed One; they provide much suffering ...