"The real meaning of Upekkha is equanimity, not indifference in the sense of unconcern for others. As a spiritual virtue, upekkha means equanimity in the face of fluctuations of worldly fortune. It is evenness of mind, unshakable freedom of mind, a state of inner equipoise that cannot be upset by gain and loss, honor and dishonor, praise and blame, pleasure and pain. Upekkha is freedom from all points of self-reference; it is indifference only to the demands of the ego-self with its craving for pleasure and position, not to the well-being of one's fellow human beings. True equanimity is the pinnacle of the Four Divine Abodes."
NONATTACHMENT * NONDISCRIMINATION * EVEN MINDEDNESS * LETTING GO.
The full essence of Upekkha is to go beyond attachment and detachment, beyond likes and dislikes, to relate to things as they are.
"The Great Way is not difficult, For Those who have no preferences."
"The Great Way is not difficult, just give up thinking right and wrong."
UPEKKHA: The state of being calm and balanced in the face of those things that should be let be. It is the guardianship of our own karma and the acknowledgement that we are responsible for what we think, say and do. Equanimity is a spacious balance enabling us to work with, rather than against, change. Indifference is the near enemy of equanimity. It is a cold distance from a heartfelt sense of life. Indifference blocks the potential to engage the love and freedom life has to offer.
Upekkha Meditation Mantra:
I am the owner of my own karma.
Happiness & unhappiness arise with my own actions,
and not outside sources.
UPEKKHA IS NOT BEING UNDULY SWAYED BY EMOTIONS, AND SEEING THE SUFFERING AND JOYS OF LIVING BEINGS WITH AN AWARENESS THAT SUFFERING AND JOY ARISE AS A NATURAL PROCESS.