Rejoicing

Rejoicing is the genuine appreciation of the good in all persons, situations, and objects; delighting in its causes; and wishing its endurance. 

Others have contributed and continue to contribute to our welfare:

  • our parents gave us life, nourished, and protected us
  • our friends give us whatever we need to survive
    • infrastructure and shelter
    • resources and education
    • companionship and protection
    • food and other necessities
    • identity and the sense of belonging
  • our enemies give us motivation to improve and opportunities for cultivation
  • animals, insects, and plants give us food, shelter, clothing, companionship, amusement, and beauty 

Objects and situations make our existence possible and contented

    • space contains us
    • earth sustains us
    • air and water nourish us
    • fire warms us
    • tools enable us
    • structures shield us
    • laws protect us
    • systems assist us
    • technology aids us
    • wealth comforts us
    • poverty stimulates us
    • winning pleases us
    • losing motivates us
    • union gives joy
    • separation brings closure
    • success brings happiness
    • failure gives knowledge
    • experience brings wisdom 

The cause of all good —others’ and ours— is accumulated merit (past or current).

  • ‘randomness’ is an artifact of ignorance, not an empirical fact
  • every cause has an effect and every effect has a cause
  • negative causes lead to negative effects
  • positive causes lead to positive effects
  •  “No Such: No Such.” 

    The Virtuous Cycle 

Appreciating the Good

 Awareness of the Good

Appreciating Virtue

Wishing Virtue to Increase and Remain

 Wishing good and virtue to increase and remain increases and guards our good and virtue! 

Humility, Patience, Contentment, and Rejoicing: Four Pillars of a peaceful mind.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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