Kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. They teach us to live in this world fearlessly.

The intentional cultivation of kindness, joy, compassion, and equanimity is an antidote to the habits and impulses of greed, hatred, and delusion.

Bless me so that I may take joy in others’ happiness. – The First Panchen Lama

Can we allow the lives of others to be different from ours and feel happy for them? Can we rejoice for them as their happiness grows, in whatever way that is happening?

It is a rare and beautiful quality to feel truly happy when others are happy.

We can rejoice in the good fortune of others when we open our hearts to experience their joy as our own.

Just as a parent can rejoice in the good fortune of their child, we can rejoice in the good fortune of others when we expand our identity to include them.

Buddhism has a practice that breaks down the bonds of isolation and jealousy that keep us separated: It is called Mudita, the practice of rejoicing in others’ good fortune.

Joy is the reward of seeking to give joy to others.

When we meet someone, first and foremost we must remember that they too have the same desire to have a happy day, a happy month, a happy life. And all have the right to achieve it.