VI. Equanimity

Equanimity is the hyphen between God's Compassion and man's surrender.

Equanimity is the all-covering, all-protecting umbrella of true wisdom.

Whatever takes place in the divine Providence is not only for the best, but also inevitable, because there is no alternative.

A realised soul is he who is above likes and dislikes. He lives in the world cheerfully, but he is not of it.

Equanimity can by no means imply an inert acceptance. Far from it, equanimity is the living faith of a seeker in the divine Dispensation.

To be able to endure the buffets of life firmly and calmly is to have the full taste of matchless equanimity.

To take the inevitable, unmoved, for our Goal is a divine blessing. The cheering motto of our life can ever be:

"It is Love's supreme decree, That only Good can come to me."

Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol. 1, No. 8, 27 March 1966, Boro Park Printers -- Brooklyn, N. Y, 1966