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mudita

Postby gwray » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:56 pm

Appreciative joy at the success and good fortune of others. A term of Pali or Sanskrit origin frequently used to express a Buddhist concept. This borrowing is not common in English but not unheard of. The opposite of schadenfreude.

Even though I was relegated to second place in the art competition, the winning entry was so exquisite that my whole being swelled with mudita and I heartily congratulated the winner.
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Re: mudita

Postby Slava » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:37 pm

Interesting word. I'd say we could use a bit more of it in our world.

Where does the stress fall, though?
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Re: mudita

Postby Dr. Goodword » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:04 am

I'm guessing accent falls on the first syllable. Does that sound right to you?
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Re: mudita

Postby Pattie » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:57 pm

Hello, Agorites, don't forget about the Hebrew word, "firgun": "to have a generous, unselfish spirit and a joy in the accomplishment of someone else". Now, if that isn't the opposite of schadenfreude, I don't know what is. Wishing everyone joy and firgun for the upcoming festive season.
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