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Samatva (Sanskrit: समत्व, also rendered samatvam or samata) is the Hindu concept of equanimity.[1][2] Its root is sama (सम) meaning – equal or even.[3]Sāmya - meaning equal consideration towards all human beings - is a variant of the word.[4][5][6][7]


All enjoyment is dependent on certain conditions being met, much enjoyment occurs because some accomplish goals, this may be highly relative and dependent. Expectations of any benefit, that can be of any material gain, according to Bhagavad Gita is removed from ourselves. Knowledge of ourselves is in balance, the fruits of actions are changeable, unnecessary, unreal, unimportant, they lack what can uplift, they aren't furthering dignity, love and happiness and are transitory physically, mostly unrelated to knowledge and the true self.[8][9][10][11]

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  1. The Encyclopedia of Yoga and Tantra, Georg Feuerstein, 2011
  2. Sanskrit Dictionary.
  3. Heiko Kretschmer (18 February 2015). Sanskrit Reader 2. p. 353. ISBN 9783734765957.
  4. Satya P. Agarwal (1995). The Social Message of the Gita. Motilal Banarsidass. pp. 41–50. ISBN 9788120813199.
  5. Jayadayal Goyandka. Srimadbhagavadagita Tattvavivecani. Gita Press. pp. 73, 255, 308. Verses BG II.14-15, V.18-19, VI.32
  6. Isavasya Upanishad. Chinmaya Mission. p. 104. ISBN 9788175973596.
  7. Shrinivas Tilak (2006). Understanding Karma. Centre for Cultural Studies. p. 131. ISBN 9788187420200.
  8. "Prakrit Jain Institute Research Bulletin 3". 1982: 42. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  9. Surendranath Dasgupta (28 September 2020). A History of Indian Philosophy Vol.1. ISBN 9781613102381.
  10. Asian Perspective on the World's Religions. ABC-CLIO. 15 February 2013. p. 15. ISBN 9780313378973.
  11. Gandhian Aesthetics. Atlantic Publishers. p. 97.
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