Defining Equanimity & Even-sightedness
Literally, the etymology of ‘equanimity’ is taken from the Latin word aequanimitas, having the roots aequo, which means equal, and animus which means mind. The word ‘even-sightedness’ denotes the state of seeing evenly or equally. But, spiritually these terms are referred to be the most powerful and most convenient disciplines amongst various types of devotions in-vogue today.
What is Equanimity and Even-sightedness?
All of us would agree that Equanimity and Even-sightedness both represent the basic nature of the Lord. These are symbols of par excellence, pre-eminence and most worthy respect (i.e. attributed to best great persons) and are the means to prosperity, equality and peace. From this, not only all the Godly virtues emerge, but also provides the person with a capacity to formally retain, the capability to practise, apply and exhibit these virtues through thought, speech and action. This is the best and only type of devotion for achieving the goal of life, i.e. Salvation. By gaining knowledge of Equanimity and Even-sightedness, a person attains the wisdom of listening to the Eternal Self and thereby achieves power of commitment to command and spread the virtues of his Real-Self, imparting to himself the perception of experience and the equality of all in the Universe. Such a person acquires complete knowledge pertaining to the ‘Self’.