[Buddha-l] Prof. Guenther, may he RIP

jkirk jkirk at spro.net
Mon Apr 10 09:58:40 MDT 2006

Well, in my case I think of equanimity as the consequence of an intention-- not to discriminate, so it doesn't strike me as a mood. If one practices equanimity as non-discrimination, is emotion or feeling involved? 

OTOH, I'm not sure that I can necessarily go along with the scholastically differentiated models of cognitive etc behavior that are described in Buddhist discourse. But that's another question I guess.
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  From: John Willemsens 
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  How does "equanimity" fit in here?
  John Willemsens.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: jkirk 
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    Yes, in the case of "mood", it can also be generally (since mood is a general temperamental or emotionally loaded tone ) either positive or negative. 
    Perhaps cetika could better be rendered as "general" rather than "abstract." 

    I do not think that language recognizes the possibiity of an " indifferent mood." Mood has to be either positive or negative. Indifference describes an attitude more than a mood, since there presumably is no feeling (or emotion) with indifference.


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