Equanimity and Oneness

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“Equanimity sees others as they are; no one is essentially desirable, no one is essentially repugnant, and no one is essentially insignificant. All are essentially sentient beings, hoping and fearing, loving and hating, living and dying.”

— Stephen Batchelor – Alone With Others (1983)

Were I other than you,
Then even without you
I would be someone else;
I cannot be your other without you.

— Nagarjuna – Verses from the Center – Connection – translated by Stephen Batchelor

Todays’ post is dedicated with gratitude to Stephen Batchelor, a British author, teacher, a scholar and a noted proponent of agnostic or secular Buddhism.

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