“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.