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13 May 2013 @ 11:36 pm
Mudita - a good word  
Muditā (Pāli and Sanskrit: मुदिता) means joy. It is especially sympathetic or vicarious joy, the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people's well-being rather than begrudging it... but it is not to be confounded with pride as the person feeling mudita must not have any interest or direct income from the accomplishments of the other. If we can be happy when other people are healthy and prosperous, it is called mudita; the opposite word is jealousy or schadenfreude. 
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Albredaalbreda on May 14th, 2013 12:06 pm (UTC)
Vicarious joy! One of my favourite things ever! I can only have so many wonderful things in my life, as even wonderful requires time and resources, but when I get to celebrate with or for others, I get the rush and happiness, and get to see others happy also. Win!
reneekytokorpireneekytokorpi on May 17th, 2013 07:30 am (UTC)
A lovely thing!