Equanimity is one of the twelve attributes of the Mother’s symbol.
Equality is to remain unmoved within in all conditions.
Sri Aurobindo – Letters on Yoga – II: CWSA, Vol. 29, p. 130
Not to be disturbed by either joy or grief, pleasure or displeasure by what people say or do or by any outward things is called in yoga a state of samata, equality to all things. It is of immense importance in sadhana to be able to reach this state. It helps the mental quietude and silence as well as the vital to come. It means indeed that the vital itself and the vital mind are already falling silent and becoming quiet. The thinking mind is sure to follow.
Sri Aurobindo – Letters on Yoga – IV: CWSA, Vol. 31, p. 335
Yogic Samata is equality of soul, equanimity founded on the sense of the one Self, the one Divine everywhere—seeing the One in spite of all differences, degrees, disparities in the manifestation. The mental principle of equality tries to ignore or else to destroy the differences, degrees and disparities, to act as if all were equal there or to try and make all equal….
Sri Aurobindo – Letters on Yoga – II: CWSA, Vol. 29, p. 129
The equality of the soul… is the power to bear all happenings, good or bad, without being sad, discouraged, desperate, upset. Whatever happens, you remain serene, peaceful.
The Mother – Questions and Answers: CWM, Vol. 5, pp. 22 – 23
The Divine Worker
I face earth’s happenings with an equal soul;
In all are heard Thy steps: Thy unseen feet
Tread Destiny’s pathways in my front. Life’s whole
Tremendous theorem is Thou complete.
Sri Aurobindo – Collected Poems: CWSA, Vol. 2, p. 612
A boundless being in a measureless Time
Invaded Nature with the infinite;
He saw unpathed, unwalled, his titan scope.
Sri Aurobindo – Savitri: CWSA, Vol. 33 , Book One, p. 83