Life is richer and opens up when you can feel joy at the accomplishments of others.
If we use our comparing mind and start feeling depressed or envy at happiness of other people, our mind becomes narrow and we destroy our own virtue and peace.
As you slowly cultivate feeling joyfulness for other people’s joy, slowly their accomplishments and happiness becomes no different from your own accomplishment and happiness. It progresses to feeling joy for other people whom you don’t even know, then progresses to even people you dislike. Finally, you can even take joy in all of phenomenon. The beauty of the blue sky, the soft radiance of the morning sunshine, a breeze, colours, sights and sounds. Everything becomes inconceivable beauty. Life is a quiet celebration always. This is the result of merit and purifying our mind.
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