Joseph Goldstein – Insight Hour – Ep. 13 – Equanimity: The Gateway to Enlightenment

Gateway to Enlightenment

Is there a gateway to enlightenment?

From one perspective it can be said that the entire spiritual path rests on the development and cultivation of a particular mind state known simply as equanimity.

When highly developed, equanimity brings about an unshakable quality of mind that allows us to ride the inevitable changes of the human experience with balance and ease. We must be careful to not confuse the neutrality of equanimity with a sense of disconnection or indifference toward ourselves and others. As Joseph explains, this universal mental factor is present in every wholesome state of mind, making it difficult to overestimate its value in cultivating spacious impartiality.

 

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