mudita for mundane stuff ?

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mudita for mundane stuff ?

Postby purple planet » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:06 pm

I can understand mudita when we are happy for people when they do good deeds - when they meditate ect ...

But why be happy if someone gets money to buy a new car for example - isnt it going to cause him dukkha ?
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Re: mudita for mundane stuff ?

Postby Sam Vara » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:30 pm

purple planet wrote:I can understand mudita when we are happy for people when they do good deeds - when they meditate ect ...

But why be happy if someone gets money to buy a new car for example - isnt it going to cause him dukkha ?


We don't know - it depends on his intentions, rather than our predictions. We can take pleasure in the good kamma that brought the person what they want, and moreover we can hope that it goes from strength to strength until it brings him the highest happiness.

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Re: mudita for mundane stuff ?

Postby Sokehi » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:09 pm

Sam Vara wrote:
We don't know - it depends on his intentions, rather than our predictions. We can take pleasure in the good kamma that brought the person what they want, and moreover we can hope that it goes from strength to strength until it brings him the highest happiness.


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Re: mudita for mundane stuff ?

Postby SarathW » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:57 pm

The objective of Mudita is to eliminate aversion related mental factors.
Mudita should be exercised in conjunction with Upekkha.
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...............developing the sublime attitudesof good will, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity to abandon ill will,harmfulness, resentment, and aversion......
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Re: mudita for mundane stuff ?

Postby Lazy_eye » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:36 am

Suppose your friend died, and somehow you were able to know that his good kamma had brought him a rebirth in one of the heavens. Should you feel sympathetic joy for that person, or withhold it because you know more dukkha is on the way, sooner or later?

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Re: mudita for mundane stuff ?

Postby barcsimalsi » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:57 am

It keeps oneself from being jealous,
restraining from comparing…
temporary free from conceit.


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