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  • noun Plural form of immeasurable.


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  • Veasley supplied 13 points, 8 rebounds, and his usual immeasurables.

    Underdawgs David Woods 2010

  • There are a lot of immeasurables out there, we call them the X factor that people just aren't sure about and that could all be reflected on Election Day in a number of different ways.

    CNN Transcript Oct 30, 2008 2008

  • The purpose of both mindfulness and the immeasurables was to neutralize the power of that egotism that limits human potential.

    Buddha Armstrong, Karen, 1944- 2001

  • Such a with­drawal would violate the essential dynamic of the Dhamma: the Buddha could not practice the four “immeasurables,” sending out benevolent feelings to the four corners of the earth simply for his own spiritual benefit, while his fellow crea­tures languished in a world gone awry.

    Buddha Armstrong, Karen, 1944- 2001

  • Now Gotama transformed these four jhanas by fusing them with what he called “the immeasurables” (appamana).

    Buddha Armstrong, Karen, 1944- 2001

  • It has been suggested that in these more intimate tutorials, the Buddha was initiating the bhikkhus in his special yoga, introducing them to the practice of “mindfulness” and the “immeasurables.”

    Buddha Armstrong, Karen, 1944- 2001

  • The immeasurables were designed to pull down the barricades we erect between ourselves and others in order to protect the fragile ego; they sought a larger reach of being and enhanced horizons.

    Buddha Armstrong, Karen, 1944- 2001

  • They experienced the same kind of enlargement of being as came from a practice of the “immeasurables,” which were designed to dethrone the self from the center of our private universe and put other beings in its place.

    Buddha Armstrong, Karen, 1944- 2001

  • Then, it is good to think about the four immeasurables – the wish that all sentient beings be free from suffering, endowed with happiness, free from the causes of suffering, and not to be parted from happiness.

    Advice from His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama on Teaching Lam-rim 1986

  • Some, very few actually, have the immeasurables, like vision and instincts, to turn out great.

    Behind the Steel Curtain 2008


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