(Skt., looking on; Pāli, upekkhā).
Equanimity, or impartiality. The emotionally detached state of one who witnesses without becoming emotionally involved. It is a virtue, and an attitude to be cultivated as opposed to simple indifference or lack of interest. Upekṣā is the fourth of the Divine Abidings (Brahma-vihāra) and seventh of the ‘limbs of enlightenment’ (bodhyaṇga).