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Renunciation (or renouncing) is the act of rejecting something, particularly something that the renunciant has previously enjoyed or endorsed.

In religion, renunciation often indicates an abandonment of pursuit of material comforts, in the interests of achieving Enlightenment, Liberation, or Kevala Jnana, for example as practiced in Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism respectively. In Hinduism, the renounced order of life is sannyāsa; in Buddhism, the Pali word for "renunciation" is nekkhamma, conveying more specifically "giving up the world and leading a holy life" or "freedom from lust, craving and desires". (See also sangha, bhikkhu, bhikkhuni, and śramaṇa.) In Christianity, some denominations have a tradition of renunciation of the Devil.

Renunciation of citizenship is the formal process by which a person voluntarily relinquishes the status of citizen of a specific country. A person can also renounce property, as when a person submits a disclaimer of interest in property that has been left to them in a will.

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Upekshā (Sinhala: උපේක්ෂා; Pali: Upekkhā) is the Buddhist concept of equanimity. As one of the Brahma-viharas, virtues of the "Brahma realm" (Pāli: Brahmaloka), it is one of the wholesome (kuśala) mental factors (cetasika) cultivated on the Buddhist path to nirvāna through the practice of jhāna.

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Equanimity is a state of psychological stability and composure which is undisturbed by the experience of or exposure to emotions, pain, or other phenomena that may cause others to lose the balance of their mind. The virtue and value of equanimity is extolled and advocated by a number of major religions and ancient philosophies.

Four Immeasurables: Immeasurables (Skt. caturapramāṇa, Brahmavihara; Sublime Attitudes, literally “Abodes of Brahma”) (Pāli: cattāri brahmavihārā) are a series of Four Buddhist Virtues and the Meditation Practices made to cultivate them. Also known as the Four Immeasurables (Pāli: appamaññā) or Four Unlimited Minds, Four Infinite Minds (Chinese: 四無量心)

1. Loving-Kindness, Love, Big Love or Benevolence (mettā) - “May all living beings may have happiness and its causes.”

2. Compassion (karuṇā) - “May all living beings may be free from suffering and its causes.

3. Sympathetic Joy or Empathetic Joy (muditā) - “May all living beings may remain happy and their happiness may increase evermore.”

4. Equanimity (upekkhā - 1. Renunciation, Letting Go, Detachment, Equanimity) - “May all beings may be free from the attitude of attachment to some and aversion to others.” – “It's easy to end all suffering. Simply accept everything with ease and let go completely.” If you can't remember that he says just remember ”Let go completely“. – from the Venerable Buddhist Master Shen-Kai - Founder of Jen Chen Buddhism (Buddhahood Lineage World Humanity Vehicle)

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