Dr Thynn Thynn on Integrated Joyful Actions
- "Q: What about sympathetic joy? How would joy come into this integrated action?
Dr Thynn Thynn: An act is joyless if it is done on the basis of pure duty. Joy is also lacking if you help someone out of pity. Duty and pity fall short of true compassion. Joy is present only when an act is born of wisdom, love, compassion and equanimity. Such action is joyful because it is not restrained by attachment nor burdened with worries and anxieties.
Love and joy bring perseverance to compassion. One does not give up easily until some good comes out of an adverse situation. An act of joy with no emotional attachment makes the involvement itself fulfilling. This is an act born of a free mind."
From: Living Meditation, Living Insight
by Dr. Thynn Thynn
With metta / Antony.