Mudita by Mahasi Sayadaw
- ""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."
From: Brahmavihara Dhamma by Mahasi Sayadaw
With metta / Antony.