Equanimity Quotes

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Marcus Aurelius
“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Albert Einstein
“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social enviroment. Most people are incapable of forming such opinions."

(Essay to Leo Baeck, 1953)”
Albert Einstein

Marcus Aurelius
“You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can't control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Miguel Ruiz
“There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.”
Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

“Perform all thy actions with mind concentrated on the Divine, renouncing attachment and looking upon success and failure with an equal eye. Spirituality implies equanimity.
[Trans. Purohit Swami]”
Anonymous, The Bhagavad Gita

Amit Ray
“There are two types of seeds in the mind: those that create anger, fear, frustration, jealousy, hatred and those that create love, compassion, equanimity and joy. Spirituality is germination and sprouting of the second group and transforming the first group.”
Amit Ray, Walking the Path of Compassion

Michael Bassey Johnson
“It is for your own good to love a dare-devil rather than a holy coward. A dare-devil is a unique devil, battling your fears, your pains, conquering your uncertainties, carrying you his arms, and flying out of the corrosive fire. The coward is a trickster serpent, which vanishes in your time of despair, and appears in time of equanimity.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Amit Ray
“Equanimity is the hallmark of spirituality. It is neither chasing nor avoiding but just being in the middle.”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Allan Lokos
“A modern definition of equanimity: cool. This refers to one whose mind remains stable & calm in all situations.”
Allan Lokos, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living

Jean-Yves Leloup
“The meditative mind sees disagreeable or agreeable things with equanimity, patience, and good-will. Transcendent knowledge is seeing reality in utter simplicity. (146)”
Jean-Yves Leloup, Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic between Buddhism and Christianity

P.G. Wodehouse
“The true philosopher is a man who says "All right," and goes to sleep in his armchair.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Mike at Wrykyn

Amit Ray
“Leadership is not just some empty formulas but establishing deep connection at soul levels through service, integrity, passion, perseverance and equanimity.”
Amit Ray, Mindfulness Meditation for Corporate Leadership and Management

Gautama Buddha
“He has no need for faith who knows the uncreated, who has cut off rebirth, who has destroyed any opportunity for good or evil, and cast away all desire. He is indeed the ultimate man.”
Gautama Buddha, The Dhammapada

Amit Kalantri
“Common man's patience will bring him more happiness than common man's power.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The very same person can, at the very same time, seem at peace to some people, and depressed or even suicidal to some.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Lin Yutang
“Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.”
Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living

Amit Ray
“Successes comes when you intentionally direct the thoughts of your subconscious mind while you are sleeping or meditating in theta state.”
Amit Ray, Peace Bliss Beauty and Truth: Living with Positivity

“Some may be inspired to respectfully adorn the body of a bodhisattva with sandalwood powder, while others may prefer to throw lava on the bodhisattva's head, yet both affect the bodhisattva equally. May the mind of equanimity be developed.
Prajñāpāramitāsañcayagāthā (Gathering of Precious Qualities)”
Pema Lungtok Gyatso, Dudjom Lingpa's Chöd: An Ambrosia Ocean of Sublime Explanations

The power of manifestation lies in your ability to communicate with the source. Manifestation is
“The power of manifestation lies in your ability to communicate with the source. Manifestation is essentially an active communication with the cosmos, which makes the realty.”
Amit Ray, Peace Bliss Beauty and Truth: Living with Positivity

AVIS Viswanathan
“The “Why?” and “Why Me?” questions are futile and debilitating. They make you wallow in self-pity and lead you to compare yourself with others. They keep coming back to push you down a depressive spiral even if you want to let go and move on. So, essentially, Life is a mind-game. You must train your mind to drop the “Why?” and “Why Me?” questions altogether. Whatever has happened has happened, and your Life is what it is now. What then is the point in asking “Why?” and “Why Me?”. When you realize the futility of those questions, you will be free…you will then see magic and beauty in the inscrutable process of Life. In faith. In acceptance. In letting go. In moving on.”
AVIS Viswanathan

AVIS Viswanathan
“When you don’t get what you want, it doesn’t mean there’s a conspiracy by Life to deny you what you think you deserve. This simply means that it is not time yet for you to have what you want or even that, perhaps, it isn’t meant for you at all. This perspective cannot be logically explained. Just that, such is Life. Don’t resist or question this suchness. Simply embrace it. And you will always be happy, content and peaceful with what is, with what you have!”
AVIS Viswanathan

AVIS Viswanathan
“We don't control anything. Life just happens and we are flowing with it. But we don’t see this evident truth for what it is. Because, when we do something and it delivers a result we want, we think we caused that outcome. And when we don't get what we want, we feel that Life is unfair. But Life is not bothered – neither about our claim nor about how we feel. Life has a mind of its own; it just keeps on happening. So, the only way to inner peace is to flow with Life…doing whatever best we can in any given situation...that is the key to being non-worrying, non-frustrated and non-suffering, to be happy despite the circumstances!”
AVIS Viswanathan

AVIS Viswanathan
“Mindfulness is the art of being present in whatever you are doing, whatever you are thinking. It involves holding up each thought, examining its value and utility and discarding it if it is debilitating or wasteful. Hold up each thought just the way you would see a dew drop hanging on to a blade of grass – if the thought is empowering or inspiring, let it be; if it is making you feel suffocated or frustrated, shake it off, let it go. Mindfulness is like any other art – over time, with practice, it can be learnt.”
AVIS Viswanathan

AVIS Viswanathan
“Trust the process of Life. What has to be gone through, has to be gone through; what has to be done, has to be done. Such is Life. The key to being happy in Life is to be calm and go through the process, one step at a time, one moment at a time.”
AVIS Viswanathan

AVIS Viswanathan
“Without doubt, maintaining a distance from some people is the only way to maintaining your equanimity – and, of course, to avoid catching COVID-19!”
AVIS Viswanathan

AVIS Viswanathan
“The ability to drop anchor and find your center is the secret to thriving amidst chaos. Just like the place that’s in the eye of a cyclone is calm, you too can be calm when dealing with an upheaval or crisis. Find your center through a meditative, immersive, practice. Then, the whole world around you may be running amok, but you are unmoved, watching all the mindless circus. When you anchor and you are centered, you are unmoved.”
AVIS Viswanathan

“Equanimity is the keel that keeps you stable in the stormy ocean of life.”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

“This is a simple thing you can do: team up with someone that you don’t like. Spend time with that person, very lovingly, joyfully. A lot of things will break. But you always team up with someone that you like – that is not good for you.

If you choose something that you like, it strengthens your personality. Learn to do things that you don’t like, be with people that you don’t like, and still live your life sensibly, lovingly, joyfully. Everything will break.”
Isha Sadhguru

AVIS Viswanathan
“Deal with Life calmly and you will be able to make something meaningful out of your lived experiences. Get keyed up and you will end up in knots. And, of course, occasionally, be prepared for your Life’s plans to be snatched away from you, knotted up and thrown back at you, to untangle...!”
AVIS Viswanathan

AVIS Viswanathan
“Each day is a miracle. To experience one, just surrender…and go with the flow!”
AVIS Viswanathan

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