Visuddhimagga IV-158

Yā pana ‘‘upekkhāsahagatena cetasā ekaṃ disaṃ pharitvā viharatī’’ti (dī. ni. 1.556; ma. ni. 1.77) evamāgatā sattesu majjhattākārabhūtā upekkhā, ayaṃ brahmavihārupekkhā nāma.


Ñ(IV,158): Equanimity as a divine abiding is a name for equanimity consisting in the mode of neutrality towards beings described thus:'He dwells intent upon one quarter with his heart endued with equanimity' (D.i,251).

Notes in Chinese translation: 「梵住舍」(brahmavihārupekkhā),《解脱道论》「无量舍」。

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