In this session Alan reminds us that shamatha is designed to dispel the 5 obscurations and as the imbalances are built-in, the remedies are also built-in. In the same way, among the Four Immeasurables one naturally arises as the remedy for the near enemy of another one.
For Loving Kindness’ facsimile which is self centered attachment, the remedy is Equanimity
For Compassion’s facsimile which is depression, grief, despair, the remedy is Empathetic Joy
For Empathetic Joy’s facsimile which is frivolous joy or hedonic fixation, the remedy is Loving Kindness
For Equanimity’s facsimile, which is aloof indifference, the remedy is Compassion