Mudita Bhavana by Tejananda
- "Mudita is 'taking delight in others' happiness & good qualities'
i.e. sympathetic joy
very much like rejoicing in merits (anumodana,
which comes from the same Sanskrit root).
Karuna generally focuses on the darker sides of life,
while mudita focuses on the brighter more positive and skilful sides.
They are a necessary balance to each other.
Mudita also counteracts one of the near enemies of karuna
gloom or horrified anxiety.
The two main objects of mudita are people's happiness
and in their positive qualities."
With metta / Antony.