4👑☸ Cattāri Ariya-saccaṃ 四聖諦

7sb☀️ 7 upekkha sam bojjh-aṅgaṃ

equanimous-observation awakening factor

4👑☸7sb☀️7🛆👁     🔝

🛆👁 Upekkha = equanimous-observation

1. Upekkha-sam-bojjhanga (SN 46.3), is exactly the same as... (#2)
2. upekkha of 3rd and 4th jhāna (AN 3.102).
3. Upekkha of 5abi (MN 152), one can infer, is also the same as the above, since for one to be an awakened noble disciple, one would need a minimum of first jhāna, obtained via 7sb.
4. Upekkha of 4bv, for an ariya, would share attributes with all of the above. As part of 4bv, one would energetically pervade in all directions (of desired radius) upekkha that could be sensed by other beings as a palpable peaceful radiation, similar to how seeing someone smile can make you smile.
5. upekkha of 5 indriya/vedana (SN 48.37) corresponds to 3rd and 4th jhāna. The 4 jhānas are the progressive pacification (passaddhi-sambojjhanga) of these 5 indriya/vedana (SN 36.11).
⛔ Upekkha is not just 'equanimity'. It's equanimous-observation. Upekkha = upa + ikkhati (👁 looking upon).
✅ Upekkha has an equanimity aspect, but more importantly, vipassana capability to realize awakening. It's basically Dhamma-vicaya-bojjhanga supercharged with samādhi-sam-bojjhanga (aka four jhānas).

1. 7sb☀️7🛆👁 : as the 7th awakening factor
2. 8🌄🛆👁: part of 3rd and 4th jhāna, of sammā samādhi
3. 4bv☮️4.🛆👁️ : as the 4th brahma-vihāra
4. 5👑abi️ : as part of the 5th noble one's developed faculties.
5. upekkha of 5 indriya/vedana (SN 48.37) corresponds to 3rd and 4th jhāna.

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Upekkha as an awakening factor

SN 46.1: all 7 factors used in gradual training to lead to awakening.
SN 46.2: nutriment for upekkha is wise attention to Dharmas (teachings) that develop it.
SN 46.3: The function of upekkha is equanimous observation of mind in samadhi, leading to liberating insight.

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