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Mutual Joy cures all Envy and Jealousy :-)

Thinking about the dear companion can be the proximate cause for Mutual Joy, where one
rejoices in another being's success... One thus rejoicing in another's fortune is called a good
'boon companion', for he is constantly glad, since he laughs first, and speaks afterward!
So he should be the first to be pervaded with gladness. Or on seeing a dear person being happy,
cheerful, and glad, mutual joy can be aroused thus:
"See how this being is indeed glad! How good, how sweet, and how excellent is that!"
Just as one would be glad at seeing a dear and beloved person very happy, exactly so does one
pervade all other beings in all universal directions with this exceedingly elevating mutual joy...
Rejoicing mutual joy can also be aroused by remembering other's happiness in the past and by
recollecting the elated joy aspect in this way: "In the past he had great wealth, a great following,
and he was always glad". Or mutual joy can be aroused by apprehending the future glad aspect
of his in this way: "In the future he will again enjoy similar success and will go about in this world
under gold palanquins, on the backs of elephants, or on white horseback". Having thus aroused
mutual joy regarding a dear person, one can then redirect the very same feeling successively
towards a neutral one, and later gradually towards even any hostile person.

Vbh 274, Visuddhimagga: The Path of Purification I 316

Mutual Joy Audio Dhamma-Talk: Rejoicing evaporates Envy and Jealousy..

Causal Comments:
Mutual joy causes Contentment! No mutual joy thus entails Discontentment!
Therefore: If being generally dissatisfied, then be happy over other's success ;-)
Secondly: Mutual joy causes all envy and jealousy to evaporate into equanimity!

Mutual Joy (Muditā), which cures all envy and jealousy, is a divine state!
Rejoicing Bliss = Mudita, Infinitely_Joyous_Consciousness, Mutual_Joy

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