1. Welcome to Religious Forums, a friendly forum to discuss all religions in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Access to private conversations with other members.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

A higher state of happiness

Discussion in 'Seekers Circle' started by Geoff-Allen, May 28, 2020.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2014
    Messages:
    14,569
    Ratings:
    +2,688
    Religion:
    Universalist
    Greetings one & all!

    I trust you are enjoying your time with us here at the forum.

    Just found this site in my travels. Some useful advice in my humble little opinion ...

    All the major spiritual traditions of the world regard equanimity as central to their teachings. In verse 2.48 of the sacred Hindu text the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna teaches: “Perform your duty equipoised, O Arjuna, abandoning all attachment to success or failure. Such equanimity is called yoga.” Hindus and yogis define yoga as “union with God,” designating equanimity as the one all important virtue to realizing their divinity. Krishna advises Arjuna to maintain non-attachment because it’s that even-mindedness that enables us to escape the ego’s firm grip that constantly compels us to strive for this and avoid that. While abiding in equanimity, we can see more clearly that all those events happening on the surface of our existence are only as relevant as we believe them to be. In equanimity, we experience our true Selves.

    EQUANIMITY: A higher state of happiness

    Enjoy your evening!
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  2. Valjean

    Valjean Veteran Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2004
    Messages:
    24,465
    Ratings:
    +11,590
    Religion:
    Vedanta (reform)
    And I thought I was clicking on a thread that might violate RF's recreational drug discussion policy.
     
    #2 Valjean, May 29, 2020
    Last edited: May 29, 2020
    • Funny Funny x 1
  3. stvdv

    stvdv Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2018
    Messages:
    8,996
    Ratings:
    +4,950
    Religion:
    Sanathana Dharma [The Eternal Religion]
    I agree with "Equanimity: A higher state of happiness"

    In this context I remember a chinese story, in which is explained why they leave 1 hole in the wall (probably not a big/huge hole), more like an imperfection. It's to be daily reminded of this "Equanimity" ... not too happy if something is perfect, not too unhappy if something is imperfect
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  4. ajay0

    ajay0 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,891
    Ratings:
    +1,202
    I think this deserves a lot of thought.

    In the quest for seeking perfection outside, it is important to ensure perfection inside in the form of an equanimous mindset.

    The external is not always in our control, but the inside is.

    Perfectionists crave external perfection but at the cost of high stress levels and anxiety, showing that their mind is not equanimious and perfectly stable.

    This is what I make of this chinese story.
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  5. stvdv

    stvdv Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2018
    Messages:
    8,996
    Ratings:
    +4,950
    Religion:
    Sanathana Dharma [The Eternal Religion]
    Thank you for sharing; I like your interpretation.

    That is valuable and practical to remember, to link "craving perfection" with high stress levels, making a peaceful mind impossible

    I used to be a huge pleaser, and these are know to be perfectionists, to avoid confrontations. And indeed that leads to high stress levels
     
Loading...