What is the “Sublime Abiding”?

My public display name for my WordPress profile is The Sublime Abiding (although few probably noticed), and this post gives that term some context.

I first came across the term ‘the sublime abiding’ in the book The Heart of the Revolution by Noah Levine. I have a little more written about the book in my favorite books tab here.

Traditionally the meaning is Buddhist.

The Brahmavihara’s are the four sublime states. The states are called the ‘sublime abodes’. There are four different passages to recite that are supposed to put you in the states. The states are;
  1. loving-kindess (metta)
  2. compassion (karuna)
  3. empathetic joy (mudita)
  4. equanimity (upekkha)

However, I preferred to base it off the definition from the book.

It is explained as the happiest place to be, an enlightened way of being, a cool place to hang out, or an internal place of ease.. 

I want my website to feel like this when I’m engaged in writing posts or working on the site.

For me, the site would be a place where I approach my life in a peaceful way.

 

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