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All things being equal!

Equal, equality, and equate derive from the Latin word aequus, which means level or even.  In some religions, the nature to be interested, curious, and have doubts is equated to unfaithfulness. We can see that the country’s rapid economic growth and development have changed the subcontinent equations, which means there is a new balance of power.

The rock can balance on a single point because the weight on both sides is equal.
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The rock can balance on a single point because the weight on both sides is equal.
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A person who is steady and calm in all situations is said to be one of equable nature. Yoga and meditation are supposed to help you attain equable nature. It can also be used to explain something which is relatively stable and does not vary. Showing equanimity means controlling a hostile situation with level-headedness while maintaining composure. Equanimous comes from the Latin word aequus and animus (mind), which tells of/with an even mind.

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Tabular Summary:

Equalbeing the same in quantity, size, degree, or value.
Equalitythe state of being equal.
Equatebe the same as or equivalent to
Equationsthe process of equating one thing with another
Equablenot easily disturbed or angered; calm and even-tempered
Equanimitycalmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation
Equanimiouscalm and composed.  

Multiple Choice Questions:

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“The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Is An Important Milestone For Gender equality In Japan—But Long Road Ahead Remains” (Forbes). Here equality means:

2x+3y=7 and 5x-4y=2. Solve the ………. for x and y. The missing word is

”His mind seemed to possess an equable warm temperature, a temperature that it seemed impossible to lower or raise”( The Beach of Dreams- H. De Veere Stacpoole). Here equable means:

“Awareness and equanimity are the two vital aspects of the Vipassana meditation technique. But, how and why are they important? Late Guru Goenkaji has an explanation: "One must develop an awareness of all the sensations that occur within the framework of the body, and, at the same time, one must remain equanimous towards them." By retaining one's equanimity without reacting, Guruji insists, one notices that the sensations start appearing in areas that were hitherto 'blind' and those solidified, gross, unpleasant sensations (like severe pain in the lower back, headache or heaviness/ numbness in the ankles, feet, and legs) will start dissolving slowly, but steadily"

Read the paragraph and arrive at the meaning of equanimity. (Telangana Today)



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