Updated on April 27, 2019
Upekkha is a Pali term.
Upekkha is rendered as Neutral [Feeling].
Uppekha is also translated as Equanimity.
Upekkha is one of the four Bhamaso Taya. The others are Metta, Karuna and Mudita.
In a loose usage in Burmese, “Upekkha Shu” means “ignore”. It is not representative of the importance of Upekkha (which provides a balance of life and avoids the two extremes as stated in the Dhammacakka Sutta).
It is non-trivial to sense Upekkha while practicing Vipassana (Insight) Meditation.
Feelings may be be categorized as
- Pleasant Feeling
- Unpleasant Feeling
- Non-Pleasant and Non-Unpleasant Feeling
Upekkha is synonymous with “Non-Pleasant and Non-Unpleasant Feeling”.