What exactly is समत्वम्ं (Samathvam)?
समत्वम्ं (Samathvam) is Yoga.
Once you achieve समत्वम्ं (Samathvam) you become a Yogin (Yogi).
Becoming a Yogin is the highest ideal of the Gita and the highest ideal of mankind and humanity.
This is what the Gita says about one who has mastered the ध्यान Yoga and achieved समत्वम्ं (Samathvam):
The Yogin is greater than the Ascetic,
he is considered greater than the man of knowledge,
greater than the man of ritual works.
Bhagavad Gita 6.46
As Shyam Sundar Goswami said in his wonderful book about his named Master’s teaching:
A yogi can be in the forests of the Himalaya or in a big city;
a real yogi is unconcerned with his own environment as he is with himself.
A person who sincerely and consistently practices ध्यान will realise the true form of ब्रह्मन् which is mainly समत्वम्ं Samathvam (equanimity), compassion and mercy.
You will only bring out your divine nature and develop Samathvam (equanimity), compassion and mercy to achieve oneness with ब्रह्मन् (Brahman) by the sincere and sustained practice of ध्यान (Dhyan or Dhyana).
It does not matter which religion you belong to, all religions finally preach the same thing:
Oneness or Union with Brahman and Brahman’s creation.
Once you achieve follow and practice ध्यान (Dhyan) and achieve Oneness with Brahman, you achieve the highest goal and ideal in the Gita:
The Bhagavad Gita says in (II.48):
“Perform your duty with equanimity, O Arjuna, abandoning all attachment to success or failure.
Such equanimity (Samathvam) is called Yoga.”
समत्वम्ं योग उच्यते (Samathvam Yoga Ucyate)
I have named my son Samathva, a variant and easier to pronounce word than समत्वम्ं Samathvam.
What I have noticed is that all young children are naturally endowed with समत्वम्ं Samathvam.
They are inborn and naturally endowed to be the highest ideal of mankind.
We get distracted by their crying, but remember the saying:
Only the crying baby gets milk.
But if you disregard the crying, they are much better than adults who have already been corrupted by the “wonder” of our FUKUS based education system.
We should value and treasure and honour our children.
For them to retain their naturally endowed state of समत्वम्ं Samathvam we must impart them a True Education.