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Mudita by Mahasi Sayadaw

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  • Antony Woods
    Mudita means rejoicing and getting pleased. It is rejoicing with others in their happiness and prosperity. Some people do not wish to see others prosper,
    Message 1 of 1 , May 26, 2009
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      ""Mudita" means rejoicing and getting pleased.
      It is rejoicing with others
      in their happiness and prosperity.
      Some people do not wish
      to see others prosper, happy and successful
      in their life's career.
      This reflects the nature of Envy and Jealousy.
      In Pali language, it is called "issa".
      The said "mudita" is diametrically opposite
      to "issa", the Envy.
      A person who is overwhelmed with the feeling of envy
      will not be desirous of seeing others
      becoming prosperous and happy.
      Nor is he inclined to see others
      being endowed with a large number of attendants (retinue),
      handsome looks, and good education;
      nor does he wish to see others
      reaching a higher status in life
      and getting promotion in official rank and position.
      On the other hand, a person with mudita
      gets pleased and rejoiced in finding and seeing others
      successful in their business or official career.
      He can bring into his mind
      the feeling of joy and pleasure, saying:
      "May ... ... be prosperous."
      This bents of mind or rather goodwill is "mudita".
      It is indeed a Dhamma - the nature of noble-mindedness with extreme moral purification."
      http://www.buddhanet.net/brahmaviharas/bvd087.htm
      From: Brahmavihara Dhamma by Mahasi Sayadaw

      With metta / Antony.
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