Mudita

2003-01-10

My friend Joshua Zader has started blogging, and the name of his weblog is Mudita Journal. The word 'mudita' is a Pali word describing a key concept from Buddhism; Joshua defines it as "a state of sympathetic joy" or "happiness at another's success in life". It is thus the precise opposite of the German term Schadenfreude ("happiness at another's misfortune"). Joshua's journal is almost a month old now, but I've just started reading it since I was awfully busy in December and then AFK (away from keyboard) for almost two weeks. So far it looks like good reading -- and I don't say that merely because he has written about one of my journal entries.


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