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even-mindedness

Definitions

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  • n. The state of being calm, stable and composed, especially under stress; equanimity.

Etymologies

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From even-minded +‎ -ness.

Examples

  • As such, training the mind in cultivating compassion in the Buddhist tradition first involves cultivating a thought of even-mindedness, or equanimity, toward all sentient beings.

    Training the Mind: Verse 2

  • By reflecting upon the fluctuating nature of one's relationships with others and also on the potential that exists in all sentient beings to be friends and enemies, you develop this even-mindedness or equanimity.

    Training the Mind: Verse 2

  • The effect of open monitoring or non-judgmental observation is said to increase even-mindedness in daily life; studies on mindfulness-type practices indicate better pain management and reduction of "negative rumination."

    Jeanne Ball: How Meditation Techniques Compare -- Zen, Mindfulness, Transcendental Meditation and more

  • By having cultivated the previous meditations even-mindedness, seeing everyone as a nurturer, becoming mindful of how they helped you, and developing an intention to reciprocate their kindness you have developed a sense of intimacy with all beings and a wish to help them.

    Becoming Enlightened

  • This foundation is the practice of equanimity, an even-mindedness toward others.

    Becoming Enlightened

  • Once you have developed a basic attitude of even-mindedness toward others, the next step in engendering compassion is to find a perspective through which you can view everyone as being appealing in some respect.

    Becoming Enlightened

  • In other formulations in which immeasurable equanimity is an attitude of even-mindedness toward all beings and in which its development comes last in the sequence of the four attitudes, the emphasis seems to be on paralleling the sequence of the four levels of mental stability.

    The Four Immeasurable Attitudes in Hinayana, Mahayana, and Bon

  • From focusing, with mindfulness and realization, on the nonattachment to the variable factors that we experience, we realize even-mindedness toward them (btang-snyoms, Skt. upeksha, Pali: upekkha).

    Theravada Practice of the Four Close Placements of Mindfulness

  • Maybe I’m just a sucker for stolid mil­itarese but it seems to have the whiff of even-mindedness about it.

    Report on Iraq « Snarkmarket

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