Thich Nhat Hanh on Appreciative Joy
- When you have done something good, you are joyful. But
when we practice this, if somebody is successful, we
feel that it is our success, we are joyful together
with him. If you fail an exam that your sister
succeeds, you train yourself to be joyful with her
success. You don't discriminate "oh, she's
successful, I am not, I am so mad". No discrimination.
You are joyful with her. If somebody has done
wonderful work, you are so joyful for him and for you
too. Because you feel that you and him/her are one...
...Rejoicing together with others is a very good
medicine against jealousy. You are joyful with the joy
of others. You are joyful with the success of
...I am joyful with the joy of all the merits, people
have done in ten thousand directions. In ten thousand
directions there are countless people who practice
merit. Every merit done by others, I feel that it's my
merit. I feel so joyful, so happy...
Taking Refuge, © Thich Nhat Hanh