Imagery in the Early Buddhist Texts

Upekkhā — Equanimity

This is part 11 of a course going systematically through Bhikkhu Analayo's Excursions series.

Illustration by Ayya Vimalayani aka "Ven Yodha"

The culmination of meditation, upekkhā allows us to be peaceful and impartial in any situation: a real gift to everyone.

Suttas

Similes

Hecker similes: 29, 37, 43 and 80.

Reflections

How do the similes make clear the distinction between upekkhā and indifference?