Mudita (Pāli: muditā; Sanskrit: muditā) is a concept in Buddhism that refers to the practice of cultivating joy and sympathetic happiness towards others. It is one of the Four Brahma Viharas, which are the divine or sublime states of mind that are considered to be the highest expression of human potential and spiritual development. The term “mudita” is derived from the Pali word “muditā”, which means joy or pleasure. It involves cultivating a feeling of joy and happiness for others’ success and good fortune, without any envy, jealousy or attachment
The practice of Mudita involves feeling happy for the success, good fortune, and happiness of others, without any feelings of jealousy or resentment. It is an antidote to feelings of envy and comparison, and helps to cultivate a sense of interconnectedness and altruism.
Mudita is often practiced through meditation, where one focuses on the happiness and success of others, and intentionally cultivates a feeling of joy and appreciation for their well-being. It can also be practiced through daily life, by rejoicing in the accomplishments and happiness of others, and avoiding feelings of competition or comparison.
The practice of Mudita is considered to be an important aspect of developing a compassionate and empathetic mindset, and is believed to lead to greater happiness, inner peace, and spiritual growth. It is a way of cultivating a sense of interconnectedness with others, and recognising the common humanity that we all share.